My dad, a Polish national spent two years in a Soviet Labour Camp before escaping to the UK on the return leg of an Artic convoy . My mother worked at Bletchley park, but never told me a thing about it. I was born within the sound of Bow Bells (on a quiet day) but now live in Hadleigh, Essex. I was a partner in a printing business, and after 10 years I moved into sales and for 25 years travelled Europe organising international book fairs. I now run a publishing business Essex Hundred Publications which specialises in local history books. Over my time I have bought books, sold books, printed books and now write and publish books too. I went to the same school as Alan Sugar and turned down a job with him. We are all young (and foolish) once!
About my Talks...
Our talks are ‘Powerpoint’ illustrated. We will bring our own lap top or flash drive incorporating the presentation. We can provide a projector if needed at small extra charge. We rely on the venue to provide a suitable screen and audio/ sound equipment /mike if needed.
Timing is between 40 minutes and one hour and allows for breaks and questions. We cover a wide range of topics with history, mainly on Essex, East London, Suffolk and Hertfordshire borders the main theme. We always look at history from alternative perspectives and try to link past events to those of the present day.
The fee is £50.00 within 10 miles of Benfleet, Essex. For distances over 10 miles from Benfleet 35p per mile should be added for fuel costs plus an additional allowance made for travelling time.