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

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

8 November 2019 Barefoot on the Cobbles: from family history to family story The Wine Box, Torquay

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 Counting Cousins or DNA Dilemmas Bude U3A

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 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Ashburton U3A

28 January 2020 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Petrockstowe Ladies Group

9 February 2020 Milkmaids, Munitions Workers, Milliners and Match Girls: women at work Buckland Brewer WI

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

4 March 2020 Bradworthy WI Topic TBA

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

21 March 2020 Sons of the Soil: researching our agricultural labouring ancestors Dorset Family History Day

31 March 2020 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

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

13 July 2020 From the Herb Garden of Mistress Agnes NHS Fellowship Group, Barnstaple

12 August 2020 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

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

1 September 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Braunton U3A

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

10 October 2020 Twentieth Century Family History: some sources for tracing English families in the last century Devon Family History Society Exeter Group

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

19 November 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Witham Friary, Frome History 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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