Helena Sanderson: Adventures in History is owned by Helena Sanderson. Helena is an experienced oral historian, historical researcher and creative practitioner.

Oral Historian

Helena’s current projects include facilitating the National Trust’s Fell Foot Oral History Project, based on the southern shores of Windermere. She is experienced in interviewing, archiving, permissions, working with volunteers, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, project planning and oral history software use.

Historical Researcher

Helena has a Postgraduate Diploma in Local History and is experienced in county and local archive research, census and parish records, newspapers, wills and personal archives. Her projects have included an investigation into changes to farming during the nineteenth century in Haslingden, Lancashire, an exploration of the effects of the Industrial Revolution in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and numerous genealogical enquiries.

Heritage Creative Practitioner

Helena works with heritage organisations to research and develop the social and personal aspects of the histories of their properties and the people connected with them. She worked with Lakeland Arts to provide augmented reality portraits of four members of the Holt household at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria as part of the Blackwell Project.  The project won Cumbria Tourism Awards’ “Culture and Heritage Experience” inaugural award in 2018. She also developed a talk about the families of Blackwell during the Edwardian era.