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Stephen Butt was born and educated in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset.  After graduation from Durham University, he joined the BBC and worked as a Studio Manager at Broadcasting House and with the BBC World Service before moving to BBC local radio.  He became a Senior Broadcast Journalist and later joined the management team at BBC Radio Leicester.

During 2009/10 Stephen provided production and location research support for Michael Wood's major BBC television series Story of England and organised the 'Kibworth Dig' which was a central linking theme in the programmes. He also worked on Mayavision International's Great British Story: A People's History, which was broadcast on BBC2 and BBC4 in Summer 2012.

He now enjoys writing and historical research, with twenty-one books in print which combine an academic background in local history with a practical interest in photography. Stephen's BA degree was in Psychology (University of Durham) and his MA degree is in English Local and Regional History (University of Nottingham)

Stephen has served as Secretary of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and edited their Magazine and Newsletter.  He holds the Certificate in Local Government Administration (CiLCA) and is the Parish Clerk to Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council. He has also co-produced several short corporate videos for Harborough District Council.  


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Published on 15 September 2016.
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