Penny Wheat

Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
About me...

I taught silversmithing/jewellery at Stafford College in Staffordshire for 36 years and have recently retired. I have given talks to WI; TWG; Rotary, Probus and other such groups.

About my talks...

I’m a stand alone speaker – so you don’t have to worry about a screen and power points when I’m speaking! I bring LOTS of actual items, be it jewellery and silver items, or drawings and craft items made by prisoners, or a huge treasure chest containing lots of comic visual aids to illustrate my talk ‘The Perils of a Public Speaker’. I can promise you thay all of my talks are lavishly illustrated, very lively and (so I’m told) amusing.

My talks are now available by virtual/remote  delivery (zoom).


£50  plus a small travel donation.

I am happy to travel within a 35 mile radius of my home in Stafford, Staffordshire – this roughly covers  Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire,  anywhere in the West Midlands within a 35 miles radius of Stafford  and of course all areas of Staffordshire.

My Contact Details:

01785 615085

Miss Ellen Nee

A liquorice allsorts of an evening of fun and facts, with something for everyone.  This talk partly involves a quiz with a difference….. all the clues are whistled!

The Craft of the Silversmith

An illustrated, lively and amusing talk by a practising silversmith and lecturer, with many photographs, examples of work and items for sale.


From Behind Bars

A lively and challenging talk based Penny’s book “And You Visited Me” about 28 years of prison friendship and visiting, including America’s Death Row. Many photographs and examples of prisoners’ artwork and writings.

The Perils of a Public Speaker

What’s inside the mysterious box? Wait and see!
An amusing and light-hearted talk, based on many years experience doing the rounds of Staffordshire’s WIs, Townswomen’s Guilds, Probus,Rotary and other such groups.

What People Say About My Talks

Thank you very much for your extremely entertaining talk following our lunch today.  Once again we all had a very enjoyable time listening to you.  The humorous sayings, epitaphs, poems etc. were very interesting but the piece de resistance was the quiz – in particular your superb whistling –  which was great fun and kept everyone on their toes.

It was lovely to have a speaker presenting something a little bit different and I wish you every success with your new talk at your forthcoming engagements.
Thank you for your company at lunch and I hope you enjoyed your meal and your visit as much as we did.
1965 Ladies’ Conservative Luncheon  Club, Lichfield.

Penny Wheat Contact Details:

01785 615085

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