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Born a Yorkshire lass, at the age of four Erin’s family upped sticks and moved to a tiny Welsh valley overlooked by an ancient castle on the remains of Offa’s Dyke- and she’s pretty sure that is when it all began…

Erin and her family, with her older brother and sister, had a childhood quite like a Famous Five novel- going on adventures on steam trains, making dams in the river and staying out all day until returning home stinking of wild garlic, telling tales of caves, creatures and the countryside.

Now a qualified archaeologist, with a PhD on the way and having worked in the heritage sector for ten years, Erin describes herself as ‘Indiana Lloyd Jones’- getting people excited about archaeology.

But it’s not just the old things that she takes a fancy to. Heritage sites are still full of life today- whether that’s her colleagues who look after them, the people who visit them, or the animals and wildlife which now call them home.

Uncovering the hidden secrets of these sites is exactly what makes her tick- and sharing this with others makes her tock. For such a tiny collection of islands located in our big wild world, good old Blighty has a lot of exciting things to shout about and Erin’s aim is to discover all of the reasons that make Britain Great.

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