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Margaret (nee O'Malley) Hull BA (Joint Honours), PGCE ex-teacher specialising in
speech / drama / literature.
  • From an Anglo-Irish family in the west of Ireland.
  • Married to Dr Gerald Hull (ex-lecturer, educationist, poet); 2 children, Tyrone (chef), Rachel (chartered surveyor).
  • Now living in central Bath after teaching in Wales, London, Belfast and South Tyrone.
  • Parish Councillor in Cornwall for 5 years.
  • 2012 - 2017 toured Great Britain & Ireland photographing and recording over 100 landscape gardens, shell houses, hermitages and grottoes.
  • Recently travelled (2015 - 2017) to Italy, France, Germany, Cyprus, Jersey for cataloguing surveys.
  • Currently lecturing to societies / institutes in Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire, Dorset. Has also given illustrated lectures in St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance, Truro, Falmouth and Tavistock.
  • Member of NADFAS; hopes to become affiliated lecturer this year.
  • Member of National Trust and BCNT.
  • Member of BRLSI and lectured in Bath in 2016 and 2017.
  • Member of Georgian Society.
  • Member of The Folly Society.
  • Member of Avon Gardens Trust.
  • Has publication on Joseph and Josiah Lane, master builders of the 18th century, accepted for special issue publication by Folly Journal.
  • Currently writing / accumulating detail for future publication on shell artists and restorers - notably Tess Morley, Blott Kerr-Wilson, Diana Reynell, Linda Fenwick, Ingrid Thomas.
  • Mary Delany, west country shell houses and grottoes, the rare and eccentric architecture of Bath are favourite topics.
Margaret Hull
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