Forthcoming Talks

‘History matters because it is our collective memory, which is the best weapon against

1-4 June 2018 Keynote Speaker at New Zealand Society of Genealogists’ conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. To include 2 one day workshops Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history. From Darlington to Wellington: the sad tale of Isabella Fry. Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: ten steps to a one place study. Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors. Harnessing the Facebook Generation: ideas for involving young people in history and heritage. Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own.

9 June 2018  Farm Fish Faith or Family?: motivations for emigration from North Devon 1830-1875 West Country Migration Day Somerset and Dorset Family History Society

26 June 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Frome Family History Group

10 July 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Teign Valley History Group

12 July 2018 A ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Story Buckland Brewer 4 o’clock club

18 July 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors West Dartmoor U3A

16 August 2018 The Siege of Salcombe at East Portlemouth

31 August 2018 Occupational Hazards: the working lives of our ancestors Secret Lives Conference

7-14 September 2018 14th Unlock the Past Cruise to Alaska Topic(s) TBA

17 September 2018 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Morchard Maids WI, Morchard Bishop

18 September 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Drayton Ladies Group

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

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

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

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

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

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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