"The value of offering history as story is that it will linger in the minds...long after the telling...once students take history into their mouths and bodies, once they put on and feel its emotions, they no longer remain passive memorizers of facts" M. Gillard (1995) Storyteller, Storyteacher...p.120


Maureen James no longer offers costumed historical storytelling for family groups at heritage sites.

She is however available for adult storytelling events based on the stories in her Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Folk Tales books and the Legends of the Lincolnshire Carrs. If you are interested in booking this service, please use the contact form on the link at the top of the page.


"your stories ROCK "

Young lad after family stories event

"Thankyou for making our event extra special. We have had many comments from children and adults all expressing their delight at the stories"

School PTA after storytelling at a medieval fair



Past Storytelling Engagements include:

Ayscoughfee Hall, Lincs

Brading Roman Villa, Isle of Wight

Bridewell Museum, Norwich

Carrickfergus Castle

Chepstow Medieval Fair

Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum, Cambs

Dunham’s Wood, March

Ely Cathedral & Ely Maltings

Giant’s Hill, Rampton

Gloucester (Through the Ages)

Goodrich Castle

Harlow Museum

Herstmonceux Castle

Kettering Museum

Kidwelly Castle

Lulworth Castle

Moyses Hall, Bury St Edmunds

Nassington Prebendal Manor, Northants

Redbridge Museum

Rockingham Castle

Salisbury Museum

St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church

Stonea Iron Age Camp, Cambs

Thetford Library

Tullie House Museum, Carlisle

Wandlebury Hill Fort

Whittlesey Museum

Wisbech Castle and Museum