It’s hard to believe that this year marks a century since the end of the First World War. That’s one hundred years since peace was declared on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

It’s a real milestone in modern world history and one that I’m sure has touched us all in some way. It seems like only a mere moment ago I was writing about the centenary of the start of the Great War, only I’m sure time didn’t pass quite as quickly for those living through such tough times.

I’ve done a lot of research into this period. As many of you are aware over the past four years I’ve been generating interest in the First World War through attending events, exhibitions and parades. My work has also taken me to schools to promote an understanding of this period to upcoming generations.

I find my character, Sergeant Barker, is a great tool in my armoury for doing this. Although he would have been too old to serve in the Great War, he did serve in both the Boer and Indian wars and would have been travelling around the country recruiting new, young soldiers between 1914 and 1918.

If you feel he would be an asset to your event, or help you to promote an understanding of war times, he is available to hire. To find out more information, or to enquire about hiring another one of my characters, drop me a line to