Hattie’s walking talks aim to share her enthusiasm of the area and to tell some of the history and hidden stories of this popular tourist destination.
Hattie Miles was the first woman photographer on the Bournemouth Daily Echo. She worked there for 24 years and is now a busy freelance photographer.
Her knowledge and experience of Bournemouth is quite unique having, not only grown to love the town in the thirty years she has lived here, but also knowing through her work, many of the back-stories to events and incidents in the area.
Hattie was born on a farm near Canterbury and lived on the Kent coast until a lucky chance brought her and her husband, writer Jeremy Miles, to Bournemouth in 1986. Often working together Jeremy and Hattie write and photograph many features that are published in national and local magazines and newspapers. Recent articles include interviews with politician Ken Livingstone, controversial actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff, Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter, 1964 Miss World Ann Sidney, royal milliner Vivien Sheriff, AFC Bournemouth football ace Steve Fletcher, ukulele maker Toby Chennell and ‘Just A Minute’ presenter Nicholas Parsons.