Heritage Consultant
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I am available to research a wide and varying range of topics, both rooted in historical content and also within a current, contemporary setting.

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My previous commissions have included consultancy services for film, theatre, museums, chapels, television and radio. I also provide Heritage Consultancy for Council projects. To discuss your project, please contact me on TRANSCRIPTION I am an experienced transcriber and handwriting analyst. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you.

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I have over 25 years experience of delivering talks, lectures & workshops to both small and large audiences.

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I am an Independent Researcher and Historian, with a First Class Honours degree in Egyptology and a Masters in Death, Religion & Culture. I have over twenty years of experience in researching a wide range of subjects for a variety of clients, including those within academia, museums, media, and publishing.

I lecture widely on a variety of folklore, history and Egyptology topics and have many research interests, some of which include:
  • Folklore, especially surrounding the country of Wales 
  • The history of herbalists, alternative healers, folk healing and magical healing in Wales
  • Oystermouth Cemetery, Mumbles
  • Gower and Swansea History
  • The history of early Egyptian antiquity collections 
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary customs.
  • Welsh death and funerary customs.

For press, radio or television enquiries, please contact me on

C.V. available on request.

Member of:
The Folklore Society
Folklore Museums Network
The Gower Society (Membership Secretary)
Historical Association, Swansea (Committee Member)

The Gower Apothecary
The Gower Apothecary is located at The Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill in beautiful Gower, Swansea. It has been set up to research alternative healing in Gower and the wider Swansea area with help from grants via Swansea City Council, The Gower Society and Keep Wales Tidy. We are particulary interested in the use of medicinal plants and trees, folk cures and folk health and protection charms.

Our aim is to preserve the culture and heritage of herbal medicine through education, talks and workshops.

We deliver workshops, talks, educational and well-being events from the Apothecary using medicinal plants and herbs from our own apothecary garden.

For details of how to volunteer or how to join in events, please call Bev on 0781 102514.
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I am available for guided walks around Mumbles, Swansea & Gower. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and budget.

Oystermouth Cemetery Tours:

About this event
Local folklorist & researcher Beverley Rogers will be your guide around the beautiful Oystermouth Cemetery in The Mumbles. On this circular walk we will explore the nature of the site, learn about its wonderful history and discover stories surrounding some of the residents who are interred there. We will also uncover some of the fascinating old folklore surrounding death and burial in Wales, along with learning about some of the more modern customs.

Walking Level 
The walking is relatively easy but there is a little exertion over uneven ground to reach some graves (optional) and some steps to climb.

Dogs are very welcome on a lead.

About your guide 
Beverley has a Masters in Death, Religion and Culture where she specialised in Welsh death and burial customs and superstitions. She is an experienced walking guide and holds an Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

If you wish to book a tour, please email

A Dead Good Day out

  • Date: 27/07/2024 02:00 PM
  • Location: Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea, UK (Map)

  • Date: 25/08/2024 02:00 PM
  • Location: Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea, UK (Map)

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Sorry I have been a bit quiet on here of late but I can now reveal what has been keeping me busy!

Josie and myself have been working with the lovely folk at the Gower Heritage Centre to put together the Medicine, Myth and Magic in Gower Project.

Grants are currently being assessed for to help create a magical apothecary within the Centre, together with an apothecary garden which will showcase medicinal herbs and plants. Both will become part of the wonderful exhibitions currently housed there.

Research will be underway shortly to explore Gower's medicinal past. We will delve into the area’s folklore and magic, together with more traditional medicinal practices, and explore the ways people healed and prevented illness over the centuries.

We now have a fantastic unit to work from - you will find us next door to the post office - please do call in and say ‘hi’.
The Centre will also function as a base for Folklore get-togethers, as a reference hub and for events!

You won't want to miss the exciting things which we have in store. We will be launching a series of workshops, talks and courses and collaborating closely with some amazing local people and businesses.

We will be sharing news about the progress of the project here and also on Instagram under the name medicine.myth.magic.gower

Folklore information and events will be posted here on Facebook - on my page here or via Swansea and Gower Lore, as well as over on Twitter (GowerLore) and Instagram (GowerLore). Please share with anyone you think would like to hear about our news.

Whichever way you decide to follow us we will take you with us into the mystical world of magic, folklore, and medicine in Gower!

If you would like to find out how to get involved in this exciting project, or if you would like to get involved in the organising of the folklore calendar of events, please drop us a message! We’d love you to be part of the team.

In the meantime, follow our journey, immerse yourself in the wonder, and be the first to know about any upcoming events.

Edmund Rudge's life and death

  •  26/06/2023 02:20 PM

A puzzle Jug made in Flintshire

  •  28/12/2021 01:14 PM

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  •  04/11/2020 04:37 PM

  •  28/10/2020 02:15 PM