Eric Millward

Location: Marple, Stockport
About me...

I am based in Greater Manchester, south of the city and I am no stranger to public performance having for over 50 years played major roles in musical and drama productions in addition to some public speaking.  At school I found history a bore perhaps due to the wartime “by-rote” teaching methods – but 25 years spent in researching my family history as well as four years as a National Trust Room Steward at Lyme Park, Cheshire has stimulated  my perception of history in general.

About my talk...

This is a PowerPoint presentation and I supply all equipment, though use of an in-house screen is much appreciated.
The talk lasts for approx 45/50 minutes but it can be extended if required. It deals with the events surrounding and the aftermath of the notorious national scandal known as the ‘1826 Shrigley abduction’ and I have assembled additional relevant local and other material not collected elsewhere.


£40 for a typical 45 minute talk with slides. There would be no additional travel cost to venues within 10 miles of my base.  I can provide my own projector and, if necessary , a small 4ft diagonal screen.

My Contact Details:


The Maiden and the Diplomat..... a Georgian Scandal

1.Gretna 334.x151

A true story of ruthless ambition, deceit and eventual justice set against a background of the turmoil of the effects of the industrial revolution in early 19th Century England. The aftermath for the principal characters is in some cases tragic  and of international significance for others. There are many references of particular interest to Cheshire and South Lancashire audiences.