I am an engaging and animated professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. During my 35 years in the Civil Service I ran training programmes on public speaking and spoke to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring five years ago I have travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to a variety of groups such as, Probus, WI, National Trust, Local History Groups and U3A.
Married to Lynn I live in Belper Derbyshire, where I was also a guide at the famous Belper North Mill for three years. I have studied American Civil War in detail for many years and we have travelled extensively across the United States visiting battlefields from the Civil War as well as the Alamo. We were members of the Towton Battlefield Society when living in Yorkshire, hence an interest in the Wars of the Roses. I was also a battlefield guide for the Society for 7 years.
More recently I have expanded my repertoire of talks to include such diverse subjects as The Royal Observer Corps, The Bentley Motor Racing Team and my adopted home town of Belper and its key role in the Industrial Revolution.
About my talks...
My talks, lasting up to an hour, can be customised to the audience and are fully illustrated with photos and maps using PowerPoint. I have a projector and laptop. All I require is access to power sockets plus a suitable screen or wall to project onto.
If your organisation would like a longer, more in depth, workshop or event on one of my topics please get in touch to discuss content and price.
I am available on week days and evenings. If you need a speaker at short notice please contact me.
I charge £60 within 30 miles of Belper Derbyshire and £70 for over 30 miles – I do not charge any additional expenses.