Meet Ginny Snooks, room guide at Cragside

Ginny Snooks, volunteer at Cragside © National Trust / Barry Pells

Ginny Snooks, volunteer at Cragside

Ginny Snooks
Room guide and cooking interpreter

Volunteered at Cragside for 4 years
Ginny used to work in banking but now runs a small B&B with her husband and volunteers at Cragside.

Favourite part about volunteering?
'Well, it’s the place and Lord Armstrong, I find the whole experience fascinating! I love room guiding and talking to the public. You never stop learning about the place. The public are always amazed by the passion of the guides and how much knowledge they have.'

What filming were you involved in for Inside the National Trust?
'I was doing some Victorian cooking in the kitchen and some interpretation as I was acting the part of the scullery maid.'

Favourite filming moment?
'Playing the scullery maid to Michael Buerk’s butler. That doesn’t happen everyday! Everybody was so nice, supportive and helpful. No prima donnas!'

Any filming bloopers?
'Several but the jelly refusing to unmould in one piece was a bit embarrassing!'

Did you learn anything?
'I learnt to be just yourself and not attempt to be too clever when the cameras are on.'