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.
Please check out my website - www.kathreynolds.co.uk
Or follow my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/kathreynoldsReminiscence/
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 almost 30 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!
For all of my talks I bring with me all of my own equipment. All I ask of you is to provide a good sized table and access to electricity.
I am always grateful if there is projector screen or blank wall available to project on to but I do have my own screen which is always in my car!
Any additional travelling fees?
I ask for a contribution towards travel if the distance is more than 15 miles from my home.