Contact and Events


You can contact me using the following methods:


Facebook: Penny Stamp Artist and Author Page

Twitter: @pennystampart

Linked In: Visit Profile

I love the excitement of ‘live’ events, meeting all of my wonderful customers and remember … prices at events are MUCH cheaper!

This is where I plan to be over the next few months


Saturday 4 May 2019 10am – 4pm.  Leek Open Studios at Leek School of Art, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6DP. 

Saturday 4 May – Saturday 25 May 2019. Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art Exhibition, Nicholson Gallery, Stockwell Street, Leek. ST13 6DP.

Saturday 27 July 2019 9am – 5pm. Leek and District Show, Birchall Playing Fields, Leek.

You can also find my work for sale at:

The Makers, 17 Dig Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 1GF.

The Fox and Crow Gallery, Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands. ST13 6AD.


Television Programme – The Somme, The first 24 Hours with Tony Robinson available on the Yesterday Channel and You Tube.

The Meakin Diaries features the diaries of Frank Meakin, who fought for the Sheffield City Battalion in World War 1. His diaries were heavily featured by the ‘Discovery Channel’ on a programme called ‘ The Somme, the First 24 Hours’ produced by Dragonshead Productions. The programme is about the Sheffield City Battalion and includes the re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme and includes Sir Tony Robinson interviewing my husband Nick and myself about the Battalion and their activities, all of which are included in the book. The diaries were also featured in the BBC production of the ‘Somme Commemorations’ on 1st July 2016, with Dan Snow and Huw Edwards, where I read extracts.

London Book Week 2016, Olympia

I attended the London Book Week at Olympia, London on Wednesday 13th April 2016 which was fantastic and have been featured in the Austin Macauley 10 year catalogue – the only author to be given a whole page! Wow!

London Book Week

On the Austin Macauley stand at the London Book Fair 2016 at Olympia                               

The book was republished in Hardback on 30th June 2016, with a Foreword written by Tony Robinson :

‘The Meakin Diaries are an honest, unpretentious account of one young, Sheffield man’s journey to the Battle of the Somme, and the lovely Penny Meakin, with whom I spent a fascinating afternoon filming, has done a tremendous job bringing t hem to life for the general reader.

I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the First World War and those who fought in it.’

The Meakin Diaries is available in both paperback (10.99) and hardback (£16.99) from Austin Macauley, Amazon, W H Smith, Waterstones and any other well known book sellers.



Penny Meakin with Tony Robinson