Husband and wife team, Peter Ward and Jackie Marshall-Ward, first met through a mutual interest in history which has inspired them to pursue a wide variety of topics.
Peter is a practical historian skilled in recreating artefacts from the past in wood, leather and metal. Examples of his work are to be found in museums such as the Victoria and Albert, the British Library and H.M.S.Victory. Many of his historical shoes, sword hangers and scabbards are in use constantly by dance and reenactment societies. Everything he makes is based on sound research into methods and materials, whichmeans, for example, that leather items are all hand stitched.
His skills are in daily use in his antique repair and restoration business giving new life to cherished items from very distressed furniture to much loved gun cases and harness.