I began collecting souvenir and commemorative handkerchiefs as a child and have enjoyed speaking about them for over twenty years. I am registered with West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey W.I. Federations but enjoy showing part of my vast collection to any group, whether large or small. I love seeing people’s amazement at the variety of subjects depicted on the hankies. I have had the fun of being interviewed several times on radio and television. I also give talks unconnected with hankies and these too are always well received.
About my talks...
Mine are “stand alone” light-hearted talks. Each hanky talk comprises many different examples, all enclosed in plastic folders for ease of handling as I like people to come and have a closer look after I’ve spoken. I just need two long tables on which to display them – and a glass of water. For my other talks one table is sufficient, plus the glass of water! The talks last about 45 minutes to an hour.
£50 inclusive of travel, if within 15 miles of Burgess Hill. This is for groups with fewer than 50 members. Please enquire about fees for larger groups and longer distances.
Regretfully, no evening talks given October to March unless local to Burgess Hill.
I am always happy to fill in at short notice if available.