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Fully illustrated Talks that take from 45 minutes to an hour but can be tailored to your needs.


2,000yrs of History Hanging Above our Heads; the Origins of the English

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English Idioms, Idiotic and Engaging; the Things we Say!

Governour, the Play

A Once in a Lifetime Find, a lost ‘Shakespearean’ play found (SJW / JVY)

How a lost C17th Tragi-Comedy was brought back to Life.  (SJW / JVY)

Medieval - Augustinian

The Canons’ Route: Dunstable to Derbyshire

Dunstable Annals: Local, National and International

Lands and Lead Mines of Dunstable’s Augustinian Priory

Life in an Augustinian Medieval Priory

Medieval Dunstable; a Dot.Com Business

Holy John Schorne: the Original Jack in the Box (JVY & SJW)

John Benet, the Chronicler (JVY & SJW)

Tudor - Stuart

The Gunpowder Plot and the Treshams

 The Governour Play (see Literature)

Month by Month

January  Chinese New Year

July  Henley Royal Regatta – open the Pimms (JVY & SJW)

November The Gunpowder Plot – the Treshams of Rushton


Three Choirs Festival 2016  


Tommy Coleman, the Father of Steeplechasing

Squire Osbaldeston, Sportsman, Duellist and Gambler


2,000yrs of History Hanging Above our Heads; the Origins of English

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A Japanese Jaunt

Albania – the next holiday hotspot

Arctic Adventure; Islands and Icebergs

A Thousand Miles up the Amazon

Rainforest to Reef: Queensland, Australia  

Caribbean Islands

China and the Terracotta Warriors

India’s Golden Triangle

Malacca to the Maldives

New Zealand Highlights


Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Safari in Senegal and a Glimpse of Gambia

Through the Suez Canal, Sharm el Sheikh to the Pyramids of Giza

Singapore to Hong Kong

Crimea    and Florence Nightingale

World War II

Fakers and Forgers of WWII

King Zog, Queen Geraldine of Albania in exile in the Chilterns   

Waging a Secret War in the Chilterns

Czechs in Exile

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