Hello, I’m Petra Tabarelli – a fan of Midsomer Murders, and a historian.
Actually, I’m a football historian and work as the head of the archives of Bingen on the Rhine. You know… Germany, Middle Rhine, Castle, Romantic Rhine, and so on. As a football historian my focus is on the history of football rules (especially the offside rule), as an archivist my focus is on 19th century British cultural transfer to Bingen on the Rhine and vice versa. Of course, football plays a role here too, as there was a school in Bingen explicitly for the many British traders and holidaymakers, Victoria College.
As I already said, I‘m also a fan of Midsomer Murders. Well, I admit: my English heart does not primarily play for the counties in the west and north of London. (Joan Street, on her excellent website about Locations of Midsomer Murders, describes this area very appropriately as “Barnaby Land”.)
Naah, Yorkshire me love – its landscape, it’s snap, an’ it’s slang. Although Barnaby Land is of course very, very pretty and idyllic. Murderously idyllic!
Why have I undertaken this work? What do I intend to do with it?
That is simple and quickly answered: I was looking for such a website, couldn’t find it, so I created it. For others who, like me, are looking for the website, and now can find it. Quite subtly.
But the website is only my first idea. I’m in the process of writing longer texts and not quite sure yet whether I’ll publish them online or as a book – I’d have enough content for the pages in the end in any case. Therefore: Stay tuned until next Midsummer, then I might know sooner what will become of the texts and there is also a small additional service for you.
Would you like to get in touch with me? Then just write me an e-mail. I would be really appreciated it!
♥️☕️🤝 Buy me a coffee?
This is easily possible via Ko-Fi (no registration required). Or Paypal.me, if you prefer.
Thank you very much!