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Arnold Local History Group

the history of  Arnold at Town 4 miles from Nottingham Uk

www.arnold-history-group.org

 

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https://www.diannemannering.co.uk

 

 

Other Speakers

 

 

Speaker List

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DANNY WELLS
Telephone: 01335 350536
Mobile:
Email: danny.wells@history-talks.co.uk
Website: www.history-talks-co.uk
More Details: www.nlha.org.uk/news/danny-wells/
Topics:

  • Art of the Garden
  • The English and Gardening
  • Joseph Paxton
  • Art of the Christmas Card
  • The Victorians and the Christmas Season

 

James Wright

JAMES WRIGHT
Telephone:
Mobile:
Email: jpwarchaeology@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
Topics:

  • A Palace For Our Kings
  • Rock of Ages, Medieval Stone Masons
  • TattershallCastle
  • William Shakespeare Henry V and the Manipulation of History
  • Historic Graffiti
  • Castles of Nottinghamshire
  • Ritual Protection Marks at Knowle, Kent

 

 

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Stephen Flinders

STEPHEN FLINDERS
Telephone: 0115 854 8373
Mobile: 07791709499
Email: stephenflinders@sky.com
Website:
Topics:

  • 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 Do You Think You Are?
  • Stanton-Gone but not Forgotten
  • The History Beneath Our Feet
  • A Taste of Tudor Ilkeston
  • Stanton on Film
  • Stanton at War 1939-1945
  • Owd Ilson

 

Robert Mee

ROBERT MEE
Telephone: 0115 932 7495
Mobile:
Email: RobertMMee@btinternet.com
Website:
Topics:

  • 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
  • Bradshaw’s, and an Early Railway Tour: the famous railway timetable, and a mystery tour!
  • Derbyshire’s Castles
  • Vic Hallam – One Man and his Company: from the 1920s to the 1990s
  • Crime in Langley Mill 1891 – 1930
  • Morlestan – South East Derbyshire before the Norman Conquest
  • A History of Smalley: from medieval times to modern open-casting.
  • Wheels of Industry – Langley Mill
  • History along the Erewash Valley Trail
  • A Potted History of Heanor: the name says it all really
  • HeanorGrammar School: Its history from beginning to end!
  • Mine’s a Pint: Public Houses in the Heanor Area

 

Chris Weir

CHRIS WEIR
Telephone:
Mobile: 07922 496682
Email: heritagetalks@outlook.com
Website: www.heritagetalks.homestead.com
Topics:

  • 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
  • The People’s War World War 2 in Nottinghamshire
  • When The Bands Played On!
  • Kill or Cure! Bygone Medicine
  • The Nottinghamshire Heritage
  • Rambling Into History
  • Secrets, Mysteries and Curiosities of Nottinghamshire
  • Mud, Munitions and Memorials: Nottinghamshire and World War One
  • Nottinghamshire’s Dark Side

 

Mark Dawson

MARK DAWSON
Telephone:
Mobile:
Email: mdfoodhistory@gmail.com
Website: mdfoodhistory.weebly.com
Topics:

  • 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 out of house and home. – How did people in the early modern period get food when they were away from home and what sorts of food did they eat?
 

PETER HAMMOND
Telephone: 0115 914 5520
Mobile:
Email: historyworkshops@aol.com
Website: www.handsonourhistory.co.uk
Topics:

  • 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
  • Robert Blincoe: Nottinghamshire’s Oliver Twist
  • Destitution and Despair (Claypole Workhouse)
  • Well, Well, Well: The story of Nottingham’s Caves and Wells
  • The archaeology of clay tobacco pipes
  • Mudlarking in the River Thames
  • Webb of Intrigue: The story of the Webb Family of Newstead Abbey
  • Albert Ball: Nottingham’s First World War Ace Pilot
  • Can you name the object?
  • A Load of Codd’s Wallop: The history of the Glass Bottle
  • Belvoir Angels: A Grave Story
  • Joseph Woolley: The Diary of a Framework Knitter
  • A Servant’s Lot
  • Portraits of the Past: Nottinghamshire’s Victorian Studio Photographers
  • The Origins of Everyday Sayings
  • Victorian shopping in Nottingham
  • William Booth’s early years in Nottingham
  • A historical tour of Whitby
  • A historical tour of Llandudno

 

 Andy McKinnon 

Member of the Trent to Trenches Nottingham World War One Group and Arnold Local History Group 

Talks

 "History of  BestwoodPark" Nottinghamshire

 "1914"

  which will focus on the BEF in 1914

 "The Battle of the Somme"

 "They called it Passiondale"

  Schools

 My work in schools involves a 30-minute presentation about their local war memorial and how the Great War affected their local community, followed by another 30 minutes playing with artefacts.

 These are all individual talks, based on the same theme, but which I research separately for each school.

 I can do this for anywhere in the county,

 Contact email  nottinghamblue@hotmail.com

 

 Colin Bower

 

Location: Sherwood, Nottingham

 

ABOUT ME...

 

For more years than I care to remember I have been associated with the world of entertainment as an actor, broadcaster and speaker.
Two highlights are the launching of Anglia Television in Norwich and the commercial radio station Plymouth Sound in Plymouth.
As a youngster at school in Bath I failed miserably academically and on the field of sport, but I always had the leading part in school plays!
My sister married a Canadian, so I lived in Canada for seven years appearing regularly with the London Little Theatre at the Grand Theatre, London, Ontario.
As the entertainment world is so precarious I have had to accept other work as varied as a waiter to an attendant in a hospital morgue.
Around the age of forty, by pure chance, a new career started as a speaker and this has included eighteen cruises as the Guest Speaker on ships ranging from the ‘QE2’ to ‘Voyager’

 

ABOUT MY TALKS...

 

I just stand and talk with no technical aids – they always go wrong! All my talks are true stories and it goes without saying they contain no crudity.

 

My duration is usually 50/60 minutes.

 

FEE:

 

My basic fee is £60 plus petrol, however, for special events I charge more.

 

Usually, I am available on short notice and am prepared to travel anywhere in the UK.

 

MY CONTACT DETAILS:

 

PHONE  0115 9606638   EMAIL:   colinbower461@btinternet.com