About Salisbury's Chequered History Guides

Welcome to our website. We are two Blue Badge Guides who studied together in 2015 to become professional tourist guides in part of southern England that is known as Wessex. We are both Salisbury based and can guide in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.

We have a common theme in our guiding, that is to tell the story and to tell it well. We realised that we had similar ideas when we both wanted to present Salisbury City Walks in costume. A costume, or the cloths, that replicate those worn by a person who had lived and walked in the City. Not any person, but specific local historical figures who had impacted the City.

With all of this in mind our enterprise began. We have since introduced a City bicycle ride, a second female historical character, and most importantly, we now can offer to our visitors a licensed vehicle that can carry six adults or four adults with two young children. So, whether you want to stay in the City or wish to be driven to a destination or several destinations within our area, Salisbury’s Chequered History Guides can help you.

Our Guides

We are "Salisbury's Chequered History Guides". I am Lorna and along with my colleague Steve, we provide unique guiding services for visitors to Wessex. We can transport you with costumed stories, drive small groups on a variety of bespoke tours, or you can simply choose to mount up and join my weekly summer bicycle tours of Salisbury.

Lorna Matthews-Keel BA MITG

Lorna Matthews-Keel BA MITG

Hello, my name is Lorna and I am a qualified Blue Badge Guide. I live in Salisbury where I was born and I guide in ...

Steve Sharp

Steve Sharp

Steve qualified as a qualified Blue Badge Guide in 2017.
 Following a career in Dairy Farming and Business the time had ...



The licensed private hire vehicle is a VW Caravelle that can take up to six visitors and has two optional legal child seats. ...

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Please get in touch by either calling us on 07880917179 or you can send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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