Helen Forde | Banbury Museum

Helen is a retired archivist from The National Archives.

Helen is a retired archivist from The National Archives –and she has also taught local history in university extra mural departments and post-graduate archive students at UCL, worked as chairman of the expert panel  on museums, libraries and archives at the Heritage Lottery Fund, been Chairman of the Designation Panel (now ACE), been a Board member of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and is now Chairman of the British Postal Museum and Archive and a board member of Banbury Museum.  In between time she gardens, walks and goes to the opera and concerts.

More about Helen Forde

Favourite Place

North Wales

Favourite Museum Object

The corset factory catalogue

Fun Fact

When I had to run to catch Concorde....

Staff Top Trumps

Scores range from one to ten, the lower the number, the lower your score.

Desk Tidiness


Caffeine Dependency


Sweet Tooth


Furthest Travelled


Early Bird


Night Owl