Arnold Local History Group

the history of  Arnold at Town 4 miles from Nottingham Uk


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 Nottinghamshire Local History Association

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James Wright

Stephen Flinders

Robert Mee

Chris Weir

Mark Dawson

 Andy McKinnon 

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


 "History of  BestwoodPark" Nottinghamshire


  which will focus on the BEF in 1914

 "The Battle of the Somme"

 "They called it Passiondale"


 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


 Colin Bower


Location: Sherwood, Nottingham




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’




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.




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.




PHONE  0115 9606638   EMAIL:



Latest comments

24.11 | 10:51

Hi Bob,

Could you give a talk to Edwalton Probus Club on the 28th March , We meet at Welbeck Hall, West Bridgeford and have lunch at about 12 noon

04.10 | 10:17

Sorry Bob you have been given the wrong email address in our previous request- please use my email address

04.10 | 09:43

We are looking for speakers for our 2023 calendar. Each meeting is the last Monday of the month - omitting May, August,September and December. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carol & Pat

10.08 | 10:43

Hi Bob I am looking for speakers for speakers for Darley Abbey Historical Group in 2023. We have available dates April 21st, June 16th, July 21st, October 20th and. November 17th.

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