Unsung North East Hero: Stan Beckensall

About this podcast on listenupnorth

Historian, archaeologist and leading authority on rock art, Stan Beckensall relates fascinating stories from his work and shares his poetry, all inspired by living in the unique and ancient county of Northumberland.

This interview by Anne Painter was recorded in Stan’s study at his home in Hexham.  We are very pleased to report that since the session, Stan has been awarded an MBE for his services to prehistoric rock art and history in Britain!

Stan reads poetry from his collections: Pilgrimage and The Heart of It (Robson Press) and his forthcoming collection The Green Man.

For a list of Stan’s book both historical non-fiction and poetry CLICK HERE

About interviewer Anne Painter

Anne Painter lives in Stocksfield, Northumberland and works mainly in leadership development and executive coaching. However, before her career took this direction she worked in broadcasting in Toronto, Canada after graduating from Ryerson University with a BA in Radio and Television. She is thrilled to reconnect with her original work interest and the opportunity to work with Rachel and listenupnorth.