Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times

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Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times is the brand for Mike Higginbottom’s history education work – tours, lectures and publications.

Mike offers distinctive, life-enhancing insights into the past, particularly the recent past, for people who enjoy visiting places and recognising the human stories behind this historical heritage.

He brings nearly fifty years’ experience of teaching and lecturing on architectural and social history in schools and university continuing education, specialising in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  He has lectured to Arts Societies [formerly NADFAS] in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Whether lecturing, writing or guiding tours, Mike provides detailed information in a lucid and entertaining way.  His publications and lectures are copiously illustrated, as much as possible using his own photography.

Mike’s blog is a fund of interesting, sometimes quirky insights into places, people and historical events.

6 thoughts on “Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times

  1. Chris cainey

    Hi Mike,

    Could I please have the times and dates for Attercliffe bus ride?

    Many thanks.


    1. Mike Higginbottom Post author

      Dear Chris

      For some reason I’ve only now found your message from three months ago. I’m sorry I’ve neglected you.

      As you may imagine, we’ve had to cancel the Bus Rides Round Attercliffe for the foreseeable future. When social distancing rules relax enough for us to cram thirty people on the top deck of a 1950s double-decker we’ll start running them again.

      if you’d like to send me an e-mail address I’ll add you to the mailing list and contact you in due course.

      Best wishes and apologies,

      Mike Higginbottom

  2. John Flint

    Hi Mike,
    Have you any ideas why friargate bridge in Derby would have had a sign on the cafe side( left as you go up Ashbourne road)which read “ Pybus ,and I think, End Ltd”. I found it on Derbyshire Live site but cannot find any reference other than that.
    Friends of Friargate bridge don’t seem to know. Any ideas

    Yours. John Flint

  3. Alan Charlton

    Hi Mike,

    Saw your photo of Nottingham Castle and Mortimer’s Hole on Mal Redman’s wonderful Nottingham memories website. I’m just finishing a not-for-profit book on Stapleford and nottingham and wondered if I could include this photo with credit to you of course. Copies will be donated to libraries, schools and societies. Proceeds from any sold will go in full to the Samaritans.
    Best wishes, Alan


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