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Greg on setGreg teaching at Carmarthen Archives

The Time Machine is run by Greg Howes, based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.

Greg is an experienced, professional genealogist, author and a qualified Local Historian. He has taught “Family History” in South West Wales for the Carmarthenshire County council, which also featured lessons at the Carmarthenshire records office.

Part of Greg's work has included gathering historical information for BBC television shows. He has researched for and appeared in the popular BBC series "Coming Home", which explores the Welsh ancestry of household names like Pam Ferris, Paul Daniels, Michael York, Susan Sarandon & Christopher Timothy.

Filming with Michael YorkGreg filming with Michael York

Greg has also featured on the first series of ITV Wales' family history television series “The Family Detectives”, being one of the three “resident” detectives on the set. The programme traces the line of descent from famous historical Welsh people to their modern living descendants.

He has also broadcasted on BBC Wales, Radio Carmarthenshire and Radio Pembrokeshire; upon which he discussed genealogy and the historical landscape of Wales amongst other topics.

The Angel Shark Project: Wales have recently used Greg's expertise as a researcher to unearth past sightings of this beautiful and endangered creature. He is also a regular on Carew Castle's night time historical and ghost walks during the summer months.

Greg is also the author of the Victorian Mystery/Suspense/Gothic fiction novels “The Movement of Light”, “The Man Behind the Glass” as well as a collection of stories called “A Sense of the Other and other strange tales” and the novella (based in South West Wales) “The Maidenswell Folly”.