I’ve a life-long interest in history, especially local and social history, the kind that relates to real people and I love sharing my passion with others. I’ve been actively engaged in family and local history for over thirty years and have written many articles for various publications on some of the subjects of my talks. I am a former trustee of the Federation of Family History Societies; a trustee of the Pontefract & Ackworth Almshouse Charity and secretary of the Pontefract & District Family History Society. Until 2016 I had been a magistrate for twenty four years and I have a keen interest in the history of the office of Justice of the Peace. I enjoy travel, meeting new people, helping them in their research and talking to them about subjects that interest me, and which hopefully they will also find interesting.
About my Talks...
All my talks are accompanied by PowerPoint presentations, I have my own screen, projector extension lead and computer, all I will need from you is a power outlet and a table. Talks last for between 35 and 50 minutes and I’m always happy to take questions afterwards.
Fee: £35 + travel expenses @25p/mile for over 15 mile radius of Pontefract in West Yorkshire.
I’m based in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and I am happy to travel throughout the north of England including Yorkshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Manchester, Lancashire, and Nottinghamshire – and can occasionally be available at short notice, just give me a ring or email me.