My Writing

keith.gregson.t21@btinternet.com

Telephone (+44) 0191 5109206

BRIEF CV

From 2003 to date I  have had  well over 500 significant features published in national and regional magazines and newspapers  and online – although since 2011 I have concentrated mainly on books of 50,000 words plus.

Articles include more than fifty travel features with many going into publications of the Trinity Mirror group. These have appeared in major regionals including the Sunday Sun, Sunday Mercury, Birmingham Post. Liverpool Daily Post, Middlesbrough Evening Gazette and Wales on Sunday – also a number in the Essex Chronicle

Other samples of work can be seen in the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (thirteen entries) and the online archive section of the Times Educational Supplement.

Among the nationals, I have produced material for are Family Tree magazine, Discover Your AncestorsFamily History MonthlyYour Family TreeYour Family HistoryBBC History, BBC Countryfile, BBC Who Do You Think You Are?, Ancestors, The GuardianPicture Postcard MonthlyDestination FranceItalyRugby WorldWisden Cricketer442Knitting, Organic Gardening, Nautical Magazine, Freelance Market News and the online Discover Your Ancestors. I had a regular column on Top Ten tunes in My Weekly and published a significant number of short fiction stories there under a female pseudonym as well as occasional features. Regular regionals included The Northumbrian, Cumbria Life, Yesterday, Dalesman, Down Your Way, Lincolnshire Life, Devon Life and award-winning Scottish Borders publication DG Life.  

See books and booklets page for details on books published

More past history

keith.gregson.t21@btinternet,com + 44 (0)191/5109206

I used song both traditional and my own for over thirty years in supporting literacy, history and citizenship in the classroom. In the mid- 1970s my CSE course History through Traditional Song was flagged up in Roy Palmer’s CUP book Folk Music in Schools.

During my time in teaching, (1971-2003 including 30 years as HOD), some of my achievements included;

  • Fifteen years (1988-2003) as primary liaison officer, using song as support in a number of Hartlepool primary schools.
  • Production of a tape of self-penned children’s songs for primary school support entitled The Splash Hits of Diver Dan
  •  Production of a tape of Victorian Songs to support primary history and tied into national curriculum levels used in over 100 Cleveland schools
  • Having numerous samples of my innovative educational work featured in articles in the Times Educational Supplement

While working as a freelancer I produced the song and music pages for the Civic Trust’s Heritage Open Days Schools’ support project. I have also worked with adults and lectured – from family history and local history groups to national and university audiences. I work at a rate commensurate with supply teaching but also take into account travel and accommodation costs where necessary.