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

28 April 2017 Toleration or Turmoil?: English non-conformity and our ancestors Bude History Group

4 May 2017 The Civil War in the South West Devon Rural Archive

10 May 2017 Remember Then: women’s memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Buckland Brewer WI Group meeting

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

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

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

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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