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Get in touch with the Paston Footprints project team

Please get in touch with feedback on the walks, activities and this website. We also would love to hear and see your creative contributions. Please email Karen & Rob at

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Website conception, creation and curation by Emily Parker and Karen Smyth. Meet the team below.

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Paston Heritage Society

Paston Footprints' Director: Dr Rob Knee.
Strategy, history lead and community delivery.
Rob, Chair of the PHS, has a background in education, training and research at both a local and a national level. Rob delivers costumed talks in role to audiences across Norfolk and Suffolk and is a published poet.

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University of East Anglia

Paston Footprints' Director: Dr Karen Smyth.

Strategy, storytelling lead and project administration.

Associate Professor in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, UEA. Former posts at the University of Nottingham, Queen's Belfast and Harvard University. She publishes,  enjoys teaching literature and engaging in Paston research impact work. 


Marketing & Communications

Freelance Consultant: Emily Parker.


Norfolk County Council

NCC's Environment and Community team: Paul Thorogood (pictured), Chris Brough and Matt Hayward.

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Children's Resources

Paston Fooptrints' Freelance Education Consultant, Georgia Knee, is the director for the children's activities and learning materials.


Character Animator

Craig Smith, former student of Paston College and Graduate of Derby University, has created the Paston character animations, drone piloting and video editing.

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Drama Director

Paston Footprints' Drama Director:

Dr Holly Maples. is Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and Director of Collisions Theatre Company.

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3D Graphics

James Mindham, a 3D Graphics artist, has created the digital reconstructions of the Paston buildings.


Evaluation Toolkit

Sophie Cabot, freelance evaluation consultant. NRO Community Archivist, Chair of Hungate Medieval Art and leader of Norwich Young Archaeologists Club. Former Senior Projects Officer of the Marriott's Way Heritage Trail.



Peter Stibbons, PHS trustee, is Digital Director for Paston Footprints and editor of  our sister site, which acts as the Paston web portal for community researchers.


Walks Photographer

Charlotte Knee.

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Walks Photographer

Glenn Hands is a UEA Landscape History graduate and a photographer (Sports, Events, Drone, Street, Landscape, and Portrait). See evocative image.

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Project Partners

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