Whilst pot holing as a young man I discovered a fascination with crystals which eventually led to me becoming involved in the Hatton Garden gem trade for several years. In 1966 I became a fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem A). In 1967 I founded the Essex Rock and Mineral Society (ERMS) which still meets in Hornchurch Essex once a month with a huge gemmological show held in Romford annually. More recently, as a member of the U3A I now run a gem appreciation group.
About my talks...
My talks last for approximately one hour and both are accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation. I have my own projector and whilst a blank wall is more than adequate I do have my own screen if required.
To give people a hands on experience, I bring along a display of rough and polished material and for this, I require a table – not too small so as to avoid people being too crowded to see and feel the objects.
I am based in Colchester and I charge £45.00 plus 15p per mile travelling expenses.
I am available for bookings throughout Essex and Essex/Suffolk border during daytime or evening and on short notice.
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