Chris Green

Location: Merstham, Surrey
About The Speaker...

Since I retired from a career with British Airways (which forms one of my talks) I have taken on several roles, one of which is to give talks on behalf of my local Air Ambulance charity. This led to my developing several talks of my own. I am often available at short notice.

About Their Talks...

All my talks are on subjects in which I have a great interest. They are mainly concerned with different aspects of London. Each is illustrated and lasts between 40 and 50 minutes, although all can be tailored if necessary. I travel with my own laptop and projector; I can also bring along a screen, although if one can be provided that is helpful. I don’t use a script, and I regularly update the talks, which means that any one talk will, on different occasions, be slightly different.


My standard fee is £70; after deducting any expenses the balance will be donated to my local Air Ambulance charity (Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex). If my travel distance from Reigate exceeds about 20 miles I may charge an additional fee at 40p per mile.

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30 years in an aluminium tube

This talk describes my 31+ years as a commercial airline pilot. It will describe some of the 180-odd airfields I visited, show you some of the aircraft I flew, and generally tell you some things about the airline industry that you may previously not have known about.

Brunel's Kingdom

Isambard Brunel was voted second (to Winston Churchill) in a list of the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002.
During a comparatively short career he designed and built tunnels, bridges, railways, and ocean liners.

Thames Bridges

There are more than 30 bridges across the River Thames between Tower Bridge and Hampton Court, and most of these have been replaced at least once.
This talk takes a meandering journey along the Thames, discussing some of the bridges and revealing some facts about them that aren’t widely known.

The London Underground

The world’s first underground public railway opened in 1863, running between Paddington and Farringdon Street in London.
This talk explains why it was necessary, how it was built, and how it expanded right across our capital city.

Merstham High Street

During the 18th and 19th centuries Merstham was a scheduled stop for coaches on the main London – Brighton route.
This talk examines how the shops along the High Street have changed during the first half of the 20th century.
Don’t be put off by the title! Many other small villages will have changed in a very similar fashion.

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