Neil Littleales

Location: Lee on the Solent, Hampshire
About me...

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 £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)

My Contact Details:

07722 321838

"Who the hell is Arthur?"

Public Speaker in Hampshire Neil Littleales presents his talk  How The Hell is Arthur?

A truly investigative approach to genealogy told through a personal and fascinating account of the search for my father’s parentage and medical ancestry. The journey takes the audience on a countrywide tour, exposing lies, deceit, discovery and deception.

Delivering traditional family history techniques with a modern twist.

Sentiments in Silk

Public Speaker in Hampshire presents his talk Sentiments in Silk

A study of Silk Postcards dealing with the manufacturing history of these richly designed items and the part they played during the First World War (1914-18).

The talk is inspired by my own vast collection of cards and considers case studies involving the recipient and sender of various cards, detailing the family and social history surrounding them.

The talk is predominantly a powerpoint presentation – however, I also bring along displays and a collection for the audience to hold and examine.

How to Ride a Cow

Public Speaker in Hampshire Neil Littleales presents his talk How to Ride a Cow.

Bizarre bovine battles, countryside coppering capers and many other amusing tales from years spent serving rural communities; think Heartbeat but funnier!

This talk can be delivered with a power point presentation but also works well as a stand-alone intimate style chat, or as an After Dinner presentation.

Demystifying DNA – A Springboard to Your Ancestry?

Public Speaker in Hampshire Neil Littleales presents his talk Demystifying DNA – A Springboard to Your Ancestry?

Science has revolutionised Genealogy, but do you understand what it means, how it works and what the results of your search might bring.

This talk explores, with simple explanations and examples, the power of DNA and the way in which it can unlock doors and break down walls that have prevented the discovery of long-lost relatives and the histories of your family.

Neil Littleales Contact Details:

07722 321838