Introducing David Martin

A lawyer and historian, David is an experienced freelance writer.

He studied law and history at the London School of Economics and has worked in the field of heritage based community regeneration since his student days when he was associated with projects in London and Stoke-on-Trent.

Specialising in raising finance for urban renewal projects, David played a significant role in regenerating Liverpool after the Toxteth riots and helped to restore Bristol Quays, Gloucester Docks and Cardiff Bay.

His clients have included the United Nations who instructed him to advise on the creation of World Heritage Sites.

World Heritage Sites he has worked on include Hadrian’s Wall, Maritime Greenwich and the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape in South Wales.

David, who went to school in The Potteries, has always taken a keen interest in North Staffordshire’s economic history. While studying for A’ levels, he took over 5,000 photographs of the region capturing its unique character and atmosphere.

At the moment, he and his wife historical geographer Betty Cooper are writing a series of books about North Staffordshire’s socio-economic history and its architectural heritage.