I have lived in the Black Country for over fifty years after a “love at first sight” experience.when I first arrived. This has led to a life of continuous nosey exploration of the region and the pleasure of writing books with a Black Country focus. My books, and therefore my talks, cover subjects like: transport, architecture, industrial history, social history, retailing – particularly the Co-op, entertainment subjects (cinema, theatre, fairground and circus), chapels, banners, housing and travel. I have worked in adult education for most of my adult life – which has been good training for the task of delivering talks and very adaptable to whatever conditions prevail!
About my talks...
All talks are illustrated with slides or digital presentation and I bring all necessary equipment with me. Talks usually last about an hour but can be adapted to fit round the time available.
I can provide my talks as virtual presentations – zoom.
Talks cost £50 plus a contribution towards the cost of travel. If you have a particularly large audience and a big bank balance I might ask for a bit more.
Travel and availability:
I can present these talks in and around the Black Country but am also willing to travel to Birmingham, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire – daytime or evenings.