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

7 June 2017 Who Lived in Cottages Like These?: tracing the history of your house Meddon Family History Circle

6 July 2017 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Pinhoe WI

12 July 2017 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Bideford Probus Club

12 July 2017 Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle, Coffins: seventeenth century food and drink Georgeham WI

13 July 2017 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Fremington Pensioners’ Group

15 July 2017 What’s for you at Kew?: gems from The National Archives North Devon Group of Devon Family History Society

3 August 2017 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and deaths of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

17 August 2017 Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors West Middlesex Family History Society

4 September 2017 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own  Langport and District History Society

5 September 2017 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Braunton U3A

8 September 2017 Faith, Fish Farm or Family: emigration from Bucks Mills The Devonshire Association

25 September 2017 Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history Channel Islands Family History Society

4 October 2017 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Clawton Ladies Group

5 October 2017 Harnessing the Facebook Generation: ideas for involving young people in history and heritage webinar for Ontario Genealogical Society

11 October 2017 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century Morchard Bishop WI

13 October 2017 Uproar and Disorder: the impact of the Bible Christians on parishes in North Devon The Sampford Peverell Society

17 October 2017 Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tuto

23 October 2017 Taw and Torridge Metal Detecting Club Topic TBA

8 November 2017 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Yetminster History Society

11 November 2017 Farm, Fish, Faith or Family?: motivations for emigration from North Devon 1830-1870 Guild of One-Name Studies Seminar Teignmouth Museum

27 November 2017 How we used to live – 1851 Bow History Group

9 December 2017 Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors Exeter Group of Devon Family History Society

16 January 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Yeovil U3A

16 January 2018 Discovering your British Family and Local Community in the early Twentieth Century start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

1 February 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Halwill WI

16 March 2018 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens Devonshire Association Tavistock Branch

4 May 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Wells U3A

19 June 2018 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Shaldon WI

20 June 2018 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century North Curry History Society

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

7-14 September 2018 14th Unlock the Past Cruise to Alaska Topics TBA

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

26 November 2018 Staplegrove History Society Topic TBA

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

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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