Testimonials & Reviews
“Terry has talked to us on Joseph Lancaster and Yuri Gagarin and both talks were greatly enjoyed by our members. Recommended.”
Brian – Probus Club – March 2022
“Many thanks for your excellent presentation yesterday.
Our members said how much they enjoyed an insight into such fascinating times.
We hope you’ll come again.”
Judy – U3A – July 2022
“Terry spoke to us at extremely short notice (less than 24 hours), when another speaker dropped out.
His talk on Joseph Lancaster was excellent.
Very informative and well presented and was much enjoyed by our members. Thank you, Terry!”
Elaine – Bristol History & Archaeology Society – July 2022
“Terry gave an excellent talk to the Bristol Industrial Archaeology Society on Filton and the Space Race.
It was well illustrated and informative, with plenty of anecdotes along the way.
Thank you for stepping up at short notice!”
Stephen – Bath Spa University – September 2022
“Yuri Gagarin and the Chief Engineer. An excellent presentation, with a great deal of detail about the two person in question,
the Space Race and the secrecy of the USSR at that time. Terry is a great speaker who connects well with the audience.”
Darren – RAeS Birmingham – September 2022
“Terry gave us a wonderful talk last week on Yuri Gagarin and the Chief Designer.
It was fascinating and we all learned something new plus his own experiences are amazing.
Hilary – U3A – September 2022
“Due to Covid restrictions, and loss of our regular venue,it was well over 2 years from when we first contacted Terry to arrange a talk until it actually took place.
But it was well worth the wait.
Terry took us through some history, his experiences and many of the (largely unsung) achievements of the Filton (bristol) space industry over the last 60 years.
An extremely accessible presentation, explaining basic principles as needed, to help our understanding of the topics presented and their application.”
Robert – Gloucestershire Amateur Radio and Electronics Society – January 2023
“Terry gave his talk “Yuri Gagarin and the Chief Engineer” to Castle point Astronomy club, a week ago. It was an excellent presentation, the members loved it. The talk gives a good insight into what was happening in the USSR during the space race and the roles played by the two persons in question.”
James – Castle point Astronomy club – March 2023
“Terry gave his talk entitled ‘Filton in Space – 60 Years and Counting’ to the Clevedon Probus 2008 Club on Tuesday 28 March 2023. His knowledgeable exposition of aerospace activity at Filton over the past 60 years was very well received by the club members and gave rise to some lively discussion. For those who would like to gain an insight into this subject explained clearly in layman’s terms, I thoroughly recommend Terry’s talk.”
Michael – Clevedon Probus – March 2023
“Terry came to Clevedon Civic Society to give his talk about Joseph Lancaster. We were very pleased with his presentation, which proved to be very interesting and very well illustrated via power point. He was engaging with the audience which promoted some discussion and questions. I would definitely recommend Terry as a possible speaker and also the particular talk he gave to us.
Jean – Clevedon Civic Society – April 2023
“Excellent talk on Yuri Gagarin to our Probus club in Crickhowell and hopefully arrange another talk later this year”
David – Probus Club – April 2023
“Thank you so much for speaking to my Ladies Circle yesterday.
The ladies really enjoyed your talk on Joseph Lancaster.
They are looking forward to you coming to entertain us again.”
Lilian – Ladies Circle – May 2023
“Terry gave us, the Winscombe Probus Club, an excellent talk last week on Yuri Gagarin and the Chief Designer.
It was fascinating, it gave us a different perspective on the ‘Space Race’ and the ‘Cold War’ and the devious machinations of the Soviet Union at that time – nothing seems to have changed! We all learned something new plus his own experiences are amazing.”
Alan – Probus – May 2023
“Terry, gave a very interesting and professionally delivered presentation on ‘Finding Eliza Carr’ it showed how many ways a trail can take you.”
Mike – B&AFHS – June 2023
“The members found your talk very interesting and informative and enjoyable”
Diane – History Society – August 2023
“Terry provided us with an entertaining and very informative talk that kept our members fully engaged and keen to ask questions. Will definitely be asking him back!”
Valerie – September 2023
“Our members were very pleased with your talk I had nothing but praise after the meeting they certainly want you back again thank you
Anthony Holloway Speaker finder for Chipping Sodbury Probus Club.”
Chipping Sodbury Probus Club – October 2023
“Terry gave a very good, thought-provoking talk about Eliza Carr.
Possibly could have done with speaking a little more clearly for those hard of hearing.
Volume is not always the problem.
A difficult one I know only too well. My husband is become progressively deaf.”
Frances – October 2023
“Our members were most appreciative of Terry’s excellent talk ‘Finding Eliza Carr’. His years of research into Eliza’s progression from birth, education and into old age, first inspired by her needlework sampler, were a fascinating insight into one woman’s life in Victorian England”
Marilyn – Tintinhull Local History Group – November 2023