Forthcoming Talks

‘History matters because it is our collective memory, which is the best weapon against tyranny. Without history anyone could tell us anything.’  Michael Palin

For details of events, talks and book signings relating to Barefoot on the Cobbles please follow this link

11 September 2019 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Landkey W.I.

21 September – 5 October 2019 Unlock the Past Mediterranean Cruise Writing up your Family History (a series of workshops), Milkmaids, Munitions Workers, Milliners and Match Girls: women at work; Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors  and Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own

14 October 2019 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

24 October 2019 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Roots Tech London

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5 November 2019 Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle and Coffins: Seventeenth Century Food and Drink Peters Marland Social Group

7 November 2019 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Instow WI

12 November 2019 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Atherington and Umberleigh WI

13 November 2019 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Martock U3A

19 November 2019 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Lewdown Local History Group

22 November 2019 Bude U3A Topic TBA

27 November 2019 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story High Bickington WI

1 December 2019 Ten Steps to a One-place Study webinar for Virtual Genealogical Association

9 December 2019 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Abbotskerswell History Group

15 January 2020 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Exe Valley U3A

20 January 2020 Farm, Fish, Faith or Family?: motivations for emigration from North Devon 1830-1900 Chulmleigh and District Local History Society

28 January 2020 Discovering your British Family and the Local Community in the early C20th start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

28 January Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Ashburton U3A

9 February 2020 Buckland Brewer WT Topic TBA

11 February 2020 Fun with Family History Torridge Tuesdays

25 February 2020 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Devon Family History Society Plymouth Group

3 March 2020 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own The Woolsery Society

5 March 2020 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Instow WI

11 March 2020 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Barnstaple U3A

13 March 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Sampford Peverell

17 March 2020 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Yeovil U3A

19 March 2020 Friends of Burton Art Gallery Topic TBA

9 May 2020 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Isle of Wight Family History Society annual conference

10 July 2020 Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history Devon Family History Society South Devon Group

29 August 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: life beyond the Mayflower Mayflower 400 Celebrations, Plymouth

August/September date TBC In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

19 September 2020 Ten Steps to a One-Place Study Buxton U3A Family History Conference

2 October 2020 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Chudleigh History Group

3 October 2020 Devon Family History Society Conference Topic TBA

17 November 2020 The Civil War in the South West Ottery St. Mary Heritage Society

19 January 2021 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Wilcove WI

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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