Beamish is an open-air museum near Stanley in County Durham. Its 300 acre site tells the story of people from North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. It is famous for its mixture of original and replica buildings and huge collection of artifacts, which feature in its town, home farm and colliery village.
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.