Stan Beckensall

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Stan Beckensall's career as an English teacher  started in high schools in Malta and Sussex, progressing to teacher training and middle school headships in Northumberland.  He has written plays for and with young people which have been broadcast on BBC Radio Newcastle and has written and produced others for the Hexham Abbey Festival.  Stan has also had TV programmes made of his work and has recently appeared on Countryfile and recorded for French television.

With an interest in archaeology, Stan developed his skill without formal training and has directed excavations in Sussex and Northumberland including the four-year project with high school pupils at Blawearie, and it was this experience which inspired in his first novel Unquiet Grave.

Stan has been honoured with Fellowships of the Societies of Antiquities of London and Scotland, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at Newcastle University and the Channel 4 ICT British Archeology Award 2006 for his Northumberland Prehistoric Rock Art Archive on the Newcastle University website.

Stan also has four children, seven grandchildren and a great grandson.

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Stan Beckensall has also written a wide range of books on history, ancient rock art and Northumberland:  Click here to view

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