I was born in Nelson during the Second World War, and brought up in the midst of local politics.
I am a Bible Believing Christian and have for many years been in Christian ministry. I preach regularly in churches over a wide area of Northern England as well as in Eastern Europe. I am a regional representative and speaker for Bible Society (formally British and Foreign Bible Society).
I have a wide range of interests from local history to music, theatre to radio, from ornithology to geology, and over the past years genealogy has become an increasing interest.
I am an honorary director of Skipton bi-annual International Puppet Festival. A young persons STEM Ambassador and an associate with Flashbang Science, working in schools helping children with science and environmental projects I am a volunteer at the Rainhall, Centre in Barnoldswick, helping to run live performance events. I am chair of West Craven Family History Society. A committee member of Barnoldswick Local History Society.
I am a member of Equity, British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild, International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Institute of Physics and The Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Although retired I am leading a busy and active life.I have an enhanced DBS (CRB) Certificate and public liability insurance.
About my talks...
My talks are available for community groups such as Rotary and Probus Clubs, Women’s Institute, Mothers Unions, Church Fellowship and Friendship Groups. Family History and Local History Groups, U3A’s, Men’s and Ladies Fellowships. Over 50’s Groups, Etc.
All my talks are fully illustrated with a mixture of PowerPoint presentations, charts, artefacts, objects or models, depending on the subject.
I can bring everything necessary to deliver these talks including video projector, projector stand, screen, laptop and sound system. A 13 amp power socket is all that I require. If any of this equipment is available at the venue please let me know.
I am willing to stand in at short notice if you have been let down by your booked speaker, providing that I am available, I will then deliver my most appropriate talk.
Although I don’t charge a set fee for my talks, I do need to cover the cost of travel, and equipment plus some cost towards my research. So I ask for a fee of 75p to £1.00 for each person attending with a minimum fee of £25.00 including travel up to 15 miles, extra miles add 25 pence per mile.
I am happy to negotiate fees for small local groups.