I am a happily retired Public Servant who has a passion for history, postage stamps and art. After many years of dabbling in family history I studied for three years with the Institute of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies, Canterbury to gain my research qualifications. I enjoy helping others to discover their own ancestral journey and run a fascinating art / craft business selling my recycled vintage postage stamp artwork; both ventures bring much joy. I have taken up public speaking to share information that I find enthralling in a hopefully entertaining way and to encourage others to seek hobbies and pastimes that certainly have improved my own quality of mental health. I have been successful in passing the Women’s Institute speaker audition. I will travel throughout the county of Devon and just across the border into areas of Cornwall and Somerset.
About my Talks...
Mostly, my talks are presented using power point and props; I will bring my own projector, stand and screen if required. Some talks can be delivered as Stand Alone which can be useful if the room is an odd shape, can’t be adequately darkened, and of course, as an After Dinner presentation.
I can deliver my talks as virtual presentations (zoom)
Each talk lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
Short Notice – I am able to offer daytime and evening short notice within a 20 mile radius of home.
I charge £50 per talk within ten miles of my home in Merton, Devon. If the venue is further afield, I require a mileage charge @ 30p / mile. I can also present my talks via Zoom and charge a flat fee of £30 for this.
If an overnight is required I can bring my motorhome and charge for a pitch nearby (usually £25 max)