J Keith Cheetham

Location: Wolverhampton
About the Speaker...

I spent over forty years in the tourist industry and am also an established travel writer, actor, singer and public speaker on a range of topics. Within the past few years I have appeared at the South Shropshire Arts Festival, Buxton Literary Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.

About his talks...

My presentations are mostly enhanced with colour slides, though two are ‘stand alone’ talks as indicated below.


My fee is £40 plus modest travelling expenses if more than ten miles from Merry Hill
Wolverhampton WV3 74D. Please contact me to discuss. Also, please note that engagements are preferred during `Daylight Hours` especially during winter months.

My Contact Details:

01902 762894

The Pilgrim Fathers (400th Anniversary in 2020)

The year 2020 will be the 400th anniversary of the sailing of “The Mayflower” to the New World!”

Based on my book On the Trail of The Pilgrim Fathers – the origins of the early Separatist movement in England and their quest for religious freedom – first in Holland, then New World, including many associated sites.

My Love Affair with Mary Queen of Scots

This talk deals with my years of promoting the story of the Scottish Queen (when I worked for Sheffield), chairing the Marie Stuart Society and some quite cheeky marketing promotions to promote  the Scot’s Queen’s nineteen years of captivity in England – some of those tedious years were spent in the Midlands, including Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire.

Heart of England

A tour around one of the most beautiful regions of England, describing the landscape, history and heritage

The Black Country -Tourist Destination

A journey around the four Black Country boroughs to discover local visiter attractions – often based on local industrial heritage. This is interspersed with interesting tit-bits and amusing stories

The Beauty and Heritage of Scotland

A colour slide show of Scotland and its many historic attractions and scenic grandeur. I am also an accomplished baritone singer of Scottish songs and often intersperse the slides with one or two of these -provided a piano is available and my pianist can also make the date.

John Wesley and Early Methodism

Based on my book On the Trail of John Wesley – the life, faith and travels of the pioneer of Methodism including many Methodist heritage sites connected with his journeyings both within the U.K. and America. (Sites covered include Black Country and Shropshire)

My 'Stand Alone' talks

My Colourful Life in Tourism

An upbeat chat about some of my experiences in Tourism (often controversial, sometimes cheeky, but always innovative) in over 30 years of marketing urban tourism in the City of Sheffield, The Black Country and beyond. Ideal for after-dinner engagements.

Working With the Media

My experiences working within Tourism but using the Media as an important promotional tool.

J Keith Cheetham Contact Details:

01902 762894

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