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

2 October 2018 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

3 October 2018 Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle and Coffins: Seventeenth Century Food and Drink Buckland Brewer WI

4 October 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Northam Men’s Forum

10 October 2018 Madness, Mania and Melancholia: the mental health of our ancestors Morchard Bishop WI

10 October 2018 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Landkey WI

23 October 2018 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

26 October 2018 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Othery Hall Heritage Day

8 November 2018 Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors Holsworthy Local History Society

12 November 2018 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Hatherleigh History Group

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

17 November 2018 *BOOK LAUNCH* Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story accompanied by the music of Dan Britton Bideford Group of Devon Family History Society 

20 November 2018 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Yeovil U3A

21 November 2018 Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story Buckland Brewer History Group

22 November 2018 Evening author event, Walter Henry’s Bookshop, High Street, Bideford

26 November 2018 Staplegrove History Society Topic TBA

27 November 2018 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Yealm and District Garden Society

29 November 2018 Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story Plough Arts at St Anne’s, Barnstaple

30 November 2018 Barefoot on the Cobbles: telling Daisy’s story Bude U3A Family History Group

5 December 2018 Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle and Coffins: Seventeenth Century Food and Drink Meddon History Group

11 December 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Shaldon and Ringmore WI

10 January 2019 The English Civil War in the South West Bratton Fleming History Group

17 January 2019 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Buckland Brewer Gardeners’ Club

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

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

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 Madness, Mania and Melancholia: the mental health of our ancestors Exbourne WI

8 April 2019 Twentieth Century Family History: some sources Dorset Family History Society

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

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

26 & 27 April 2019 Family Tree Live Topic TBA

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

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

21 September – 5 October 2019 Unlock the Past Mediterranean Cruise Topic(s) TBA

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

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

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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