David describes himself as a “consumer of history” and is an engaging, animated and entertaining professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. David worked for 35 years in the Civil Service speaking to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring in 2012 he has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to numerous groups including, Local History Societies, Probus, WI, National Trust, Car and Aviation Clubs and U3A.
Married to Lynn he lives in Belper Derbyshire, where he was a guide at the famous Belper North Mill for three years. During David’s studies of the American Civil War they travelled widely across the United States visiting battlefields from the War as well as the Alamo. David and Lynn were members of the Towton Battlefield Society in Yorkshire providing a strong interest in the Wars of the Roses. David was also a battlefield guide for the Society for 7 years.
David’s eclectic range of fully illustrated talks, all using PowerPoint, are based on meticulous research. Talks last for 45-50 minutes and David always has time for debate and discussion.
With David’s varied subjects from the Wars of the Roses to The Bentley Motor Racing Team and from Belper in the Industrial Revolution to “A famous Seaside Place called Blackpool” You can be assured of an informative, enjoyable and entertaining presentation for your organisation.
Currently David delivers his talks via Zoom which is proving very popular in the “new normal”.
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 can give my talks as zoom presentations.
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.