talk [on Worcestershire Worthies] was really interesting and
very amusing in equal measure and I received very positive feedback
from our members afterwards."
[Rod Pardoe National Trust, Malvern by email]
you for giving such a fascinating talk to the Hanbury History Group.
Please find attached the biographical information on Nelly Copson as
[Paul Adams Hanbury History Group by email]
you so much for coming to talk to the History Group last night. You
were very entertaining and everyone enjoyed your talk. I will
certainly be in contact again for the next instalment of
Worcestershire Worthies. I am also involved with the WI and will
make sure the new Programme Secretary has your details too."
[Mandy Cook Hanbury History Group by email]
members so enjoyed the talk on Worcestershire Worthies that you
gave in February 2018, I would like to ask if you could give us your
talk on Inn signs and pub names."
[Jacquie Davies Unison Pensioners by email]
"Thank you for your entertaining evening
about Worcestershire Worthies. It was an excellent presentation
and very interesting." [Broome WI report in Stourbridge News]
"Thank you for your It's not Cricket
presentation. It was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much."
[Brenda Stevenson, U3A, Stourbridge]
you for your most interesting and entertaining talk - 175 not out
[since renamed It's not Cricket!]- that you gave this afternoon. Im glad I have you on my list of GOOD
speakers who appeals to both sexes."
[Barbara Smith, Stourbridge Probus]
After your talk on Swinging Ladies,
(which we enjoyed very much) we looked up on Google about Wyn Bach
Melangell. Legend has it that she was a holy woman who sheltered and
rescued a hare from being hunted hence the illustration on the pub
sign." [Judy Jones, Heightington "Owls"]
"It was nice to meet you again and many
thanks for a nice relaxing and enjoyable talk. I would be very pleased
if you could return to give the group another talk in April
2018." [Jenny Manchester, Make Time Fellowship Group, Worcester]
"Once again thank you for giving your
series of talks over the last couple of weeks. I have 'pencilled' in
the dates for 2018." [Jill Hughes, Halesowen College: Over 50's
"I enjoyed last night's talk at Pedmore
Men's Club so my thanks for that." [Mike Braddock, Stourbridge]
all enjoyed your talk that you gave us early this year and look
forward to seeing you for Worcestershire Worthies in September,
2016." [Susan Jones, Finstall Cross WI]
"Thank you for a
most enjoyable presentation on Worcestershire Inn signs/pub names!"
[Diana Pavey, Peopleton WI]
"On behalf of
Finstall Cross WI many thanks for an interesting slide show and talk
about Swinging Ladies, which we all enjoyed. Your new talk about
famous Worcestershire people sounds also interesting which will be
something to think about for next year."
[Susan Jones, Finstall Cross WI]
"Thank you for
your most interesting talk on Worcestershire Worthies. We had
our biggest turnout of 71 members and judging by their comments, they
very much enjoyed your talk!"
[Pat Dunn, Lye & Wollescote Historical Society]
"Thank you for
your presentation to our
AGM. It was very well received. [John Atkinson - The Milestone Society]
"I am sure that
all our members found your talk interesting and informative. The
artwork of pub signs has always fascinated me." [Sue Willetts - National Federation of Occupational Pensioners -
"Your talk went
down very well and all the members I have spoken to said how much they
enjoyed it. Your talk was indeed interesting and your presentation
engaging. I do think some of your other subjects could be the sort of
thing that Probus could find of interest."
[James Bradley - Belbroughton & District Probus Club]
"You will be
pleased to know that your recent lecture about the Foster
family, at Malvern Theatre, attracted 122 paying customers in
addition to our members and various guests. A good result!" [Roger Sutton - Malvern Civic Society]
found your talk full of interesting facts on the development of pub
signs. I note you have other talks. I will contact you again."
[David Whymant - Teme Valley H.S.)
Thank you for a
very interesting talk on Worcestershire inn signs and pub
names. Well done! [Paul Timmins Clent History Society]
stepped into the breach with a presentation of an impressive
collection of photos of signs relevant to the celebration of the
Queens Diamond Jubilee."
[David Roe, Inn Sign Society AGM, Bedford]
"Many thanks for
your excellent Diamond Jubilee talk to Milford Probus."
[Douglas Smit, Godalming, Surrey]
you so much for a very interesting talk on 'The Evolution of
Inn Signs'. It not only gave us much information on the subject
but also English history, which added to the enjoyment. Finishing with
references to our local inns also added to our knowledge."
[Norman Holness, U3 Age, Hagley, Worcestershire]
"Thank you very
much for the excellent and informative talk entitled Swinging
Ladies, which you gave to our club on the 28th of February."
[Mike Sheppard, Rotary Club of Worcester, Wychavon]
well-illustrated talk, humorous as befitted the subject, served a more
serious purpose, as has happened with so many of these 'special
interest' subjects: to remind us of the rich and varied local
history sources which are so familiar to us that we hardly
[Extract from Stourbridge News review]
"Thank you for
the extremely interesting talk on Black Country pub signs you
gave to our Society. It was evident from comments made by members that
the references made to particular inn and pub signs proved of
[Philip Pritchard, Wordsley History Society, Stourbridge]
"Can I thank you on behalf of all the membership for your cricket
presentation yesterday. It was certainly something different from what
we normally have and all the more enjoyable for that. There were
certainly some interesting characters and venues depicted on the
signs, and I will take more interest in all pub signs as I travel
[Ervin Devney, Bassetlaw Umpires Association, Nottinghamshire]
"Thanks very much
indeed for making the effort to travel north. I thought the Inns &
Outs presentation was excellent and, from speaking to the guys in
the east, I know it was as well received in Edinburgh as in Glasgow.
It really was a first rate evening. As I said to Fraser this morning,
it was the sort of evening that Cricket Societies are supposed to be
[David Sleight, Glasgow Cricket Society]
"Many thanks for the excellent Inns & Outs presentation of
cricket signs last night. I am only sorry that not more people
were present to see the enthusiasm displayed."
[Derek Barnard, Cricket Society, London]
big thank you for your good humoured and instructive talk on Black
Country pub signs this afternoon. It was great to see the audience
so involved and obviously enjoying themselves. I hope you enjoyed
yourself and also learned something too. I must say they are a great
bunch of folks, typically Lye stock. Do you have any more talks of a
historical nature? I should be glad to be able to invite you to talk
to us again." [Pat Dunn, Lye & Wollescote Historical Society]
"Just a note to thank you very much for talking to the Civic Society
last night about Worcestershire inn signs. Everyone enjoyed it
so much particularly being able to join in and comment! It was an
interesting and informative evening."
[Kate Chester-Lamb, Upton-Upon-Severn Civic Society]