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 through my inexpensive genealogical research service 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 recently passing the Hampshire Women’s Institute speakers audition. I will travel throughout the county of Hampshire and just across the border into areas of Sussex, Dorset and Wiltshire.
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 £50 per talk within ten miles of my home in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire. If the venue is further afield, I require a mileage charge @ 30p / mile.
If an overnight is required I can bring my motorhome and charge for a pitch nearby (usually £25 max)