Jane Glennie

Location: Southampton, Hampshire
About Public Speaker Jane Glennie....

I am an actress and historian with 30 years experience bringing history to life in museums, theatres and heritage sites. I am also a recognised speaker for the WI and have been presenting popular and entertaining theatrical talks for the past 12 years in Hampshire. I am joint partner in the company “Pedlars and Petticoats” which offers living history and story telling activities to museums and schools.

About my Theatrical Talks...

The talks are stand alone theatrical performances which last between 45-60 minutes.
I use original and replica objects/costumes to illustrate the talks and am happy to answer questions after the performances.


I will travel and charge £65 per talk plus 40p per mile.

My Contact Details:

07980 204458


Suffering Suffragettes

Travel back in time to 1913 and join Mrs Catchcold as she sets up a local Votes For Women Society.

Would you be a Suffragette or a Suffragist?

The Experimental Housekeeping of Jane Austen’s good friend Martha Lloyd

Martha Lloyd, “experimental housekeeper” and Jane Austen’s best friend gossips with her neighbours as she packs up their house in Castle Square Southampton. Using original letters by Jane Austen find out about her close friendship with Martha and their happy time living in Southampton.

Illustration –  Where Jane Austen lived in Chawton.

Put Your Best Face Forward

Helpful home front hints presented in an entertaining manner by a wartime housewife. How did women manage to brighten their corners and feed their families during the days of rationing and war? Play a recipe guessing game and enjoy a good old fashioned sing along

How Do You Take Yours?

Set at the end of rationing in 1953, etiquette enthusiast Mrs Cox gives advice on how to make a proper cup of tea as well as the correct way to drink it. Amongst the tips hear tales of gruesome deaths, smuggling, poisoning and gossip to find out the secret history of the Nation’s favourite drink.

Violet’s Titanic Escape

Based on stewardess Violet Jessop’s memoirs the presentation takes you back to the fateful voyage of the Titanic and explains how Violet came to be one of the lucky survivors.

Lady Maria Clutterbuck and the story of Mrs Charles Dickens

Mrs Charles Dickens describes her happy married life to the great writer and the terrible way it ended.

Violet’s Britannic Escape

“War, with all its anticipated horrors and ghastly possibilities, filled the imaginations of those who feared and yet had not foreseen danger.” VJ
Violet Jessop was a nurse during the Great War and to commemorate the 100 years since the start of the war this presentation will bring to life nursing experiences as well as telling the story of Violet’s escape from the sinking of Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic.

Jane Glennie Contact Details:

07980 204458

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