Details of talks given by Elizabeth Halls
At one point in my varied career I was Castle Director at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, living in the 12th Century castle with two dogs, a cat and a husband. My remit was to turn around the Castle's future prospects of long-term viability; both a huge privilege and a challenge. Berkeley Castle is an unknown, unsung treasure of Britain, still inhabited by the same Berkeley family who built it. Following almost a decade as a heritage and tourism advisor I retrained as a counsellor, but not before I had edited and compiled my father's wartime memoirs for publication: "Flying Blind: the Story of a Second World War Night Fighter Pilot" (2014, Fonthill Media). That year I bought a 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car: the same make, model and colour as one my father bought and loved during the war. In it I visited all 60 wartime airfields where he landed in the UK mainland, on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund, reconnecting not only with his past, but also of many who served with him and did not survive. My current work is Focusing-oriented counselling, and Focusing as a life skill in itself, a subject about which I am passionate. I have talks available on aspects of all the above.
|History|| Berkeley Castle: my family and other animals
Elizabeth Halls Tagged: Animals | Dogs | History | Castle