Jane Glennie

Location: Hampshire
About me...

I am an actress and historian with 20 years experience bringing history to life in museums, theatres and heritage sites. I am also a recognised speaker for the WI and have been presenting popular and entertaining theatrical talks for the past 2 years in Hampshire. I am joint partner in the company “Pedlars and Petticoats” which offers living history and story telling activities to museums and schools.

About my performances...

The talks are stand alone theatrical performances which last between 45-60 minutes.
I use original and replica objects/costumes to illustrate the talks and am happy to answer questions after the performances.


I will travel and charge £50 per talk plus 40p per mile.

My Contact Details:

07980 204458

Put Your Best Face Forward


Helpful home front hints presented in an entertaining manner by a wartime housewife. How did women manage to brighten their corners and feed their families during the days of rationing and war? Play a recipe guessing game and enjoy a good old fashioned sing along

How Do You Take Yours?


Set at the end of rationing in 1953, etiquette enthusiast Mrs Cox gives advice on how to make a proper cup of tea as well as the correct way to drink it. Amongst the tips hear tales of gruesome deaths, smuggling, poisoning and gossip to find out the secret history of the Nation’s favourite drink.

Violet’s Titanic Escape


Based on stewardess Violet Jessop’s memoirs the presentation takes you back to the fateful voyage of the Titanic and explains how Violet came to be one of the lucky survivors.

Lady Maria Clutterbuck and the story of Mrs Charles Dickens

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Mrs Charles Dickens describes her happy married life to the great writer and the terrible way it ended.

Violet’s Britannic Escape


“War, with all its anticipated horrors and ghastly possibilities, filled the imaginations of those who feared and yet had not foreseen danger.” VJ
Violet Jessop was a nurse during the Great War and to commemorate the 100 years since the start of the war this presentation will bring to life nursing experiences as well as telling the story of Violet’s escape from the sinking of Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic.