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Dr Stan Beckensall, BA (Hons.)Dip,Ed, FSA Scot, Hon. D.Litt , MBE


Stan has published over 40 books, mainly on History, but also poetry, drama, place and field names and local history.


Archaeology began as an interesting hobby for him, and he became prominent internationally in it, particularly in researching Prehistoric rock art, for which he has won many awards. He has given many talks and broadcasts, and raised money through them for local charities. He founded the Mid -Sussex Archaeological Society and is President of the North of the Wall Tynedale Association.


He lives in Hexham, and his working life has been spent in teaching at many levels.