I am a 50-something retired Police Sergeant who has a passion for history 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.
After retiring I set up a small genealogical research service and a thriving art / craft business selling my recycled vintage postage stamp artwork; both ventures bring much joy.
I have taken up public speaking to not only share information in a hopefully entertaining way; but also, to assist recovery and the management of my compound PTSD that might otherwise prevent many wonderful adventures.
I have been successful in recently passing the Hampshire Women’s Institute speakers audition.
About Their 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.
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 £40 per talk within ten miles of my home in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire. If the venue if further afield, I charge mileage @ 40p / mile.
If an overnight is required I can bring my motorhome and charge for a pitch nearby (usually £20 max)