Speakers for Local History Societies

Mike Higginbottom - Contact details for Mike Higginbottom are email: mike@mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk Mobile: 07946-650672 Telephone: 0114-242-0951 Talks include: English country houses:  not quite what they seem – includes Welbeck Abbey Victorian Cemeteries – includes Church Cemetery, Nottingham Temples of Sanitation – includes Bestwood and Papplewick Pumping Stations All the World’s a Stage:  the development of theatre buildings – includes the Old Malt […]
Steve Wright - Contact details for Steve Wright are -email steve1001@virginmedia.com -telephone: 0115 9313592 Talks include – -The Rise & Fall of Colwick Locomotive Depot -Looking at Nottinghamshire Churches -Mining Memories -A Tour of Gedling, Carlton & Netherfield -Garden talks -European tours.
Trent & Peak Archaeology - Trent & Peak Archaeology’s archaeologists are popular speakers with significant experience of working with community groups. All of our talks are based on our own archaeological fieldwork and research and many involve handling finds from the excavations. Our talks are very up-to-date, as we continue to add new titles, and to update old favourites, as […]
David Templeman - Contact details for David Templeman are – email: templeman3@tiscali.co.uk – telephone: 01246 415497 David specialises in the study of Elizabethan history with local connotations. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS-THE CAPTIVE QUEEN IN ENGLAND 1568-84 This is a totally new updated talk to reflect the finding and research over 12 years which went into my book of […]
Michael Kirkby - Contact details for Michael Kirkby are – email mpkirkby@hotmail.co.uk – telephone:07454 015966 Talks include: – The 45th during the Napoleonic War – (1 hour) Follow the 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment in the campaigns against Napoleonic France. – The 59th during the Napoleonic War – (1 hour) Follow the 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment in the campaigns against Napoleonic France. – […]
Edward Hammond - Contact details for Edward Hammond are – email edwardhammond@live.co.uk – telephone: 07852957022. Talks include – Hannibal Barca: Rome’s Greatest Adversary – The Napoleonic Wars at Home? – Napoleon’s British Obsession: The Invasion of the ‘Nation of Shopkeepers – In the Service of the Emperor: The Life and Experiences of a Napoleonic Soldier
Danny Wells - Contact details for Danny Wells are – email: danny.wells@history-talks.co.uk – telephone: 01335 350536 – website: www.history-talks.co.uk. Talks include: – Art of the Garden – The English and Gardening – Joseph Paxton – Art of the Christmas Card – The Victorians and the Christmas Season
Peter Hammond - Contact details for Peter Hammond are- email: historyworkshops@aol.com – telephone: 0115 9145520 – website: www.handsonourhistory.co.uk Talks include – Middens and Muck – So You think You Know Nottingham (Parts 1,2 and 3) – Edward Carver: A Journey into Local and Family History – On the Buses – Potions, Lotions and Cure-alls – Murder, Mystery, and […]
Mark Dawson - Contact details for Mark Dawson are – email: mdfoodhistory@gmail.com – website: www.mdfoodhistory.weebly.com Talks include – Food and Drink in Tudor and Stuart Derbyshire – Food and Drink in Tudor and Stuart Nottinghamshire – Oatcakes: farming and diet in North Derbyshire – What’s up with ewe? A thousand years of English sheep’s milk cheese – Eating […]
Stephen Flinders - Contact details for Stephen Flinders are – email: stephenflinders@sky.com – telephone: 0115 854 8373 or 0754 7555 322 Talks include – Terror from the Skies – January 1916 the night the Zeppelins came – Catherine Crompton’s Diary – The Life and Travels of Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker – A Family History Presentation along the lines of ‘Who […]
Mo Cooper - Contact details for Mo Cooper are – email: mocooper@yahoo.co.uk – telephone: 07950472022. Talks include – The Clergyman, The Widow and the Milkman’ (An exploration of Nottingham’s Edwardian landlords) – The History of the Deaf Community in Nottingham – Women’s History
Chris Weir - Contact details for Chris Weir are – email: heritagetalks@outlook.com – telephone: 07922 496682 – website: www.heritagetalks.homestead.com Talks include – Lace, Slums and The Occasional Riot: The Making of Victorian Nottingham – The Story of Boots: Jesse Boot, Florence and the history of the Boots Company – A Woman’s Lot: Women’s History in Nottinghamshire, 1550-1950s – […]
Brian Binns - Contact details for Brian Binns are – email: bnbins@gmail.com Talks include – The Campion Story – from Stocking Frame to Bicycle Frame – My Entrepreneurial Grandfather, John William Tomlinson
Robert Mee - Contact details for Robert Mee are – email: RobertMMee@btinternet.com – telephone: 0115 9327495. Talks include – Nottinghamshire Castles – A Derbyshire Railway Outing: A railway tour using a 1920s timetable. – Aldercar and Langley Mill – 1000 Years in 60 Minutes – Derbyshire Associations for the Prosecution of Felons, 1703-2014: – Policing in 19th-Century Derbyshire […]
Bob Massey - Contact details for Bob Massey are – email: bob.m.massey@gmail.com – telephone: 0115 9263626. – website: www.bobmassey.info/415325374 Talks include: – General – Local History – Local History ( Nottingham) – World War One – Cinema – Theatre – Aircraft – Computers – Local History – Arnold albion@indigogroup.co.uk www.hoap.co.uk Heart of Albion  –  Explore Books  –  Alternative […]
Richard Gaunt - Contact details for Richard Gauntt are – email: richard.gaunt@nottingham.ac.uk Talks include: – Nottingham Castle (From Royal Residence to People’s Palace – and beyond) – The Women in the Lives of the 4th and 5th Dukes of Newcastle – The Pentrich Rebellion – Nottinghamshire and the Great Peace – Emma’s Sketchbook – Political Cartoons – Gladstone […]
James Wright - Contact details for James Wright are – email: jpwarchaeology@hotmail.co.uk – telephone: 07925 840920. Talks include – Rock of Ages, Medieval Stone Masons – Tattershall Castle – William Shakespeare Henry V and the Manipulation of History – Historic Graffiti – Castles of Nottinghamshire – Ritual Protection Marks at Knowle, Kent
Adrian Gray - Contact details for Adrian Gray are – email: adriangray@pilgrimsandprophets.co.uk – telephone: 07470-366689. Talks include – Why did they all come from here? – Religious Liberty: A Gift to the World from Notts and Lincs – Thomas Helwys: The Price of Freedom – The ‘Black Prince’ of Scunthorpe – The Wrays of Glentworth: Radical Religion in […]
David Mooney - Contact details for Dave Mooney are – email: dave.j.mooney@gmail.com – telephone: 07961077630. Talks include: – Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands – The History of Busking and Street Performance – Both talks involve elements of live music and performance. Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands traces a full year of seasonal practices in […]