Part 2 - further talks available - History and Travel Talks
Murder, Madness and Mayhem? - The Belgian Royal Family
For a monarchy that has only been in existence since independence in 1830, be assured there’s lots to tell. Explore, too, their links with the British Royal Family.
“Prima!” said a Belgian audience member in East Grinstead. “Brilliant!” St Lukes Ladies, Rochester.
Three women, one man – glamour, wealth and heartbreak
A thought-provoking talk revealing how the lives of four mystery icons intertwine in their pursuit of wealth, status and power. Can money ever buy love and happiness?
“I joined the Rotary to hear intelligent, well-researched talks – and you just gave one!”
And so to Ted ... a History of Teddies and other bears
A wide-ranging, fun talk of Bear Essentials to appeal to arctophiles and bear lovers!
Be sure to bring your bears along to hear the talk! It adds to the fun and it's amazing what people have in the back of cupboards.
Be assured this talk works well in mixed audiences.
From Passchendaele to Peace? Did the war end in 1918?
An illustrated talk providing an overview of the events of the final months of The Great Wa, the 1920s through to 1939. From the Battle of Passchendaele, the Russian Revolution, the Germans' Spring Offensive, the arrival of the Americans, the Last Hundred Days, the Armistice in 1918, the rebuilding, the Treaty of Versailles and the aftermath. Did the war end in 1918 or did it only pause?
‘Really interesting’. ‘Lots to make us think’ Canterbury Cathedral Friends Society
Ostend - it's more than just fish and flip-flops
Explore the many features of this popular Belgian sea-side town. From its earliest beginnings, lost Ostend, the significance of its artists and architecture, a playground of kings, the considerable role in both wars and its ships, herring and sandcastles. Available to book for 2020.
The Story of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
A talk commissioned by a London Family History Society keen to inform their visits to CWGC war graves in France and Belgium. Both well-known and less well-known sites are illustrated and described using personal knowledge from extensive field work.
Relics of World War II in Europe
A wide-ranging talk, visiting what remains in the landscape today in Europe of the Second World War. The armchair traveller will see the remnants of architecture built by the Third Reich regime in Belgium, France, Germany. The material of the talk is sensitively presented so as to appeal to a wide audience. Please enqure about availability.