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

22 January 2019 Discovering your British Family and the Local Community in the early C20th start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

30 January 2019 Day Course Introduction to Family History Crediton Library

6 February 2019 Madness, Mania and Melancholia: the mental health of our ancestors Buckland Brewer WI

8 March 2019 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Petrockstowe and Merton History Group

12 March 2019 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Atherington and Umberleigh WI

14 March 2019 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Westward Ho! Ladies Group

19 March 2019 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Yeovil U3A

20 March 2019 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century North Curry Society

4 April 2019 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Exbourne WI

8 April 2019 Twentieth Century Family History: some sources for tracing English families Dorset Family History Society

10 April 2019 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Morwenstow WI

11 April 2019 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Parkham WI

20 April 2019 Ship to Shore: sources for researching coastal communities and their inhabitants Devon Family History Society North Devon Group

26 April 2019umber Family Tree Live Early Twentieth Century Family History: sources for tracing English families AND Workshop: Tips for reading Victorian handwriting 

Janet Few Family Tree Live

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

5 May 2019 Talk for the 200th anniversary of William Reed commemorations Buckland Brewer Methodist Church

7 May 2019 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story Westward Ho! Lift Off Group

8 June 2019 Get ’em young: ideas for involving young people in family history and heritage AND Surname Studies – the why, the how and much more! (with Jill Ball and Kirsty Gray) The Genealogy Show, NEC, Birmingham

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1 August 2019 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Westward Ho! WI

13 August 2019 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

17 August 2019 Found under a Gooseberry Bush: searching for births or baptisms Devon Family History Society North Devon Group

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) and other topics TBA

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 Atherington and Umberleigh WI Topic TBA

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

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

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

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

29 August 2020 Mayflower Celebrations

3 October 2020 Devon Family History Society Conference Topic TBA

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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