A Message to the Children – Lesson Eight – MY HOLIDAYS

MY HOLIDAYS Waterside was a caravan park by a rocky cove. The railway line ran next to it, taking trains to Paignton and Torquay. At the age of eight I sat on the grassy embankment and watched the Great Western … Continue reading

EVENTS 2016-2017 23 June 2016 revision

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EVENTS 2016-2017 – 23 June 2016 revision
This is my list of forthcoming lecture gigs for 2016-17. In April 2016, I did a cruise on Fred Olsen’s ship Braemar along the French coast to Bordeaux and ending with a beautiful cruise up the seine estuary. This was the fourth time that Fred Olsen had invited me to lecture, and I am grateful and assume I must be doing something right. The organisational skill of the cruise companies and the quality of their staff never cease to amaze me. The lecture in Chester was fun and the topic of Great Forgers seems to be the one audiences most ask for. The Grimsby lecture went well to a large audience and gave me an opportunity to see a much loved niece and her husband. The Hazel Grove lecture was a repeat invitation after both audience and lecturer had great fun with Great Forgers in 2015. In April my wife and I took a short break in Bath and used the opportunity to lecture to the Bedwyn History Society following an invitation received on one of my cruises.s

Chester 25.1.16
Great Forgers
Grimsby – Everyman Club 9.2.16
The First Great credit Crunch
Hazel Grove – Stockport Walking and Outdoor Group
9.3.16
Casanova
Heaton Chapel Li & Phil 9.1.17
Great Forgers
Hull Lit & Phil Soc 15.11.16 Casanova

Keswick 1.11.16
Great Forgers
Romily U3A 28.7.16
Charlatans and Frauds
Wiltshire – Bedwn History Society 12.4.16
Casanova

A MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN – LESSON SEVEN – LITTLE JIMMY’S XMAS

LITTLE JIMMY’S CHRISTMAS Auntie Lottie suffers from deafness, senility and badly fitting false teeth. She’s a relative of Auntie Winnie, my Uncle Fred’s wife, and already a million years old when Little Jimmy is born. I only ever see her … Continue reading