Neil Littleales

Location: Merton, Devon
About me...

I am a happily retired Public Servant who has a passion for history, postage stamps and art. After many years of dabbling in family history I studied for three years with the Institute of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies, Canterbury to gain my research qualifications. I enjoy helping others to discover their own ancestral journey and run a fascinating art / craft business selling my recycled vintage postage stamp artwork; both ventures bring much joy. I have taken up public speaking to share information that I find enthralling in a hopefully entertaining way and to encourage others to seek hobbies and pastimes that certainly have improved my own quality of mental health. I have been successful in passing the Women’s Institute speaker audition. I will travel throughout the county of Devon and just across the border into areas of Cornwall and Somerset.

About my Talks...

Mostly, my talks are presented using power point and props; I will bring my own projector, stand and screen if required. Some talks can be delivered as Stand Alone which can be useful if the room is an odd shape, can’t be adequately darkened, and of course, as an After Dinner presentation.
I can deliver my talks as virtual presentations (zoom)
Each talk lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
Short Notice – I am able to offer daytime and evening short notice within a 20 mile radius of home.


I charge £50 per talk and a mileage charge @ 30p / mile. I can also present my talks via Zoom and charge a flat fee of £40 for this.

My Contact Details:

07722 321838

"Who the hell is Arthur?"

A truly investigative approach to genealogy told through a personal and fascinating account of the search for my father’s parentage and medical ancestry. The journey takes the audience on a countrywide tour, exposing lies, deceit, discovery and deception.

Delivering traditional family history techniques with a modern twist.

Sentiments in Silk

A study of Silk Postcards dealing with the manufacturing history of these richly designed items and the part they played during the First World War (1914-18).

The talk is inspired by my own vast collection of cards and considers case studies involving the recipient and sender of various cards, detailing the family and social history surrounding them.

The talk is predominantly a powerpoint presentation – however, I also bring along displays and a collection for the audience to hold and examine.

Demystifying DNA – A Springboard to Your Ancestry?

Science has revolutionised Genealogy, but do you understand what it means, how it works and what the results of your search might bring.

This talk explores, with simple explanations and examples, the power of DNA and the way in which it can unlock doors and break down walls that have prevented the discovery of long-lost relatives and the histories of your family.

Neil Littleales Contact Details:

07722 321838

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