The first two years, then lockdown, now RELAUNCH – posted 15/07/2020

Over the last two years, I have got my guiding train rolling. It has been a pleasure to present walking tours of Birmingham “Town”, Tamworth, Tewkesbury, Upton-upon-Severn, and (more unusually) the famous Victorian Cemeteries in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. I have also taken the mic on coach for tours in Warwickshire (Stratford and Warwick), Staffordshire (Lichfield and churches) and Lincolnshire/Leicestershire (Grantham and Vale of Belvoir). My thanks are here expressed to City and Village Tours, Golden Tours, English Holiday Cruises and Arena Travel for the opportunities they have sent my way during that time.

Then came March 2020 and lock down! What was promising to be a good touring year was wiped from my order book… But never mind eh? The future is still there to be worked and enjoyed!

So I am relaunching with a new brand – Midland Bred Tours. Along with all other Blue Badge Guides, I will have to work in what will be comparatively challenging set of conditions – we are not out of the woods yet. Tours will need to be delivered under Government guidance on social distancing and face coverings. The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides has given us help and advice on how to proceed. All Blue Badge Guides will keep abreast of the latest Government advise to ensure that can still deliver quality tours.

Stay safe everybody, and I hope to see you soon! Robin.