My name is Kath Reynolds. I was born in Durham in 1962 and moved to Stoke-on-Trent with my family as a child. I now live in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
I worked for many years for Staffordshire and then Stoke-on-Trent Libraries delivering services to the wider community and focusing on outreach and development work.
My library role allowed me the opportunity to develop my passion for reminiscence work both in terms of delivering sessions and training others. Together with a colleague from Stoke-on-Trent Museums, I wrote an OCN accredited course, "Delivering Reminiscence". This course was very successful and was delivered by myself for more than six years.
I moved from Libraries in 2007 and for the last eight years of my career with the City Council, I managed the Adult and Community Learning Service; taking it through two successful Ofsted inspections, before leaving in 2015 to focus on my reminiscence work.
I have been reminiscing for more than 20 years!
I am keenly interested in people; their lives and their communities - my talks and reminiscence sessions reflect a great many years of collecting stories, memories and musings from the people of Staffordshire and surrounding counties.
I am always vigilant to research and verify "facts" which are presented to me - although I often share the "facts" which are clearly fiction... purely because they are entertaining!