Hello. My name’s Louise Peskett. I work as a guide at Brighton’s lovely Royal Pavilion and as a teacher and role-player at Brighton Museum, Hove Museum, the Booth Museum and Preston Manor. That may have been me you saw in a frilly housemaid’s hat the other day pushing socks through a mangle with schoolchildren in the Manor’s basement. Or walking through the Lanes in a large hat dressed as Martha Gunn. I am particularly interested in women’s history, especially in Brighton, where the stories of so many incredible, talented (and, in some cases, downright badly behaved) women go under the radar of local history. When the weather’s nice – and sometimes when it isn’t – I offer two walking tours ‘Notorious Women of Brighton’ and ‘Notorious Women of Kemptown’, during which I point out old stamping grounds, pubs, schools, houses, workplaces, graves, churches, palaces and lodging houses of some of these women. These walks are very gentle but, if invited, I can offer a seated, illustrated version for groups too. This is my blog. In it you’ll find details of upcoming Notorious Women of Brighton/Kemptown walks, how to contact me if you would like me to talk to your group, how to contact me if you have any stories about overlooked local women from our past to share, and all kinds of interesting information and details I accumulate in the course of my day about women in history.