About The Speaker...
Lecturer and after-Dinner Speaker, for W.Is., Rotary & Round Tables, U3As.,and special interest groups and societies. Francis is now retired, but in his long career he has been a school-teacher, and director of several companies. In his spare time he has been a church organist for over fifty years, a keen flower arranger, and a conductor of numerous choral societies, operatic societies, and musical groups. He is an acknowledged authority on antique glass, and is often requested to provide samples for television programmes, or give his expert advice. He has many years experience as a public speaker, and is always complimented on the fact that he is clearly heard at the back of a large hall, even without a microphone!
About his Talks...
All his talks, except for ‘The Man who Re-built Wessex’ (for which he provides all the equipment required to show slides), are ‘stand alone’ requiring no equipment, and he brings from his own collection historic and valuable items which members are able to examine for themselves.
Bookings within 10 miles Yeovil (home address) – £50.00 and no travel expenses. Bookings outside a ten miles radius of Yeovil – £75.00 plus travel expenses at 35p per mile.
For groups of 40 or less please make contact so that a discount on the fee can be negotiated.
Francis is happy to speak to groups in Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire and Hampshire, and Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Groups further afield are invited to make enquiries to see if a “mini-tour” can be arranged.