I am an archaeologist and historian. I grew up in York and became very interested in the history of that city. I love looking at old maps and seeing how the area has changed, and which historical gems still survive.
I started working in archaeology on an excavation in York in the mid 1980’s, and by 2000 I had moved into the East Riding area.
Archaeological work has allowed me to excavate sites of many different periods, from Iron Age to modern, discovering items left behind by the people who lived and worked in those areas generations ago.
Personal research still reflects the interest of York’s history, and from this work and research I have created a number of talks, the list keeps growing, as I create a new one each month.
About my Talks...
My talks cover a wide range of topics within the history and archaeology subjects, and include archaeological methods, archaeological discoveries, general history of villages, towns etc, artefacts and even topics such as criminals and executions, and the fires of York Minster.
Most talks are about 1 hour in length, although some are a little longer, more details can be given on request along with an up to date list. They each have a powerpoint presentation providing illustration to the topic of choice.
I have a laptop and projector to project powerpoint show onto white wall, if needed, although preferable if you have this equipment at the venue.
Cost of Talks: £40, within 15 miles of Market Weighton. Travelling expenses charged for venues outside this zone.