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There are 17 Speakers who have consented to have their details displayed.

Speaker Phone No Email Talk Details Fees
John Berkeley OBE 01926 400203 johnpberkeley From Pens to Particle Physics,The Czechs in Warwickshire,100 Years of Aircraft Preservation,Making a Museum,Wings and Wheels.The talks can be tailored to meet individual needs but normally last approximately 1 hour and are fully illustrated. Donation of 45
Joanna Bessell 0121 744 4779 jmbessell Psychic Work - Description & Demonstration, Mediumship - Description & Demonstration, Meditation - Benefits Anyone can meditate. Are we all psychic? 40 + travel
Mrs Barbara Bury 0121 705 9423 "My Story" (The Adoption Trail) 44
Mr T. Caldwell MBE 1.Wainwright's coast to coast walk 2.Trekking in the Himalaya-Annapurna Region 3.Trekking on route to Everest 4.The last forbidden kingdom of Mustang 60 (donated to Leukaemia research)+10 travel expenses
Mrs S. Gaskell 0121 705 2509 gaskell.sheila Love me love my piano Have travel pills - will cruise Is the examiner nice? Please contact speaker for a full list. To be discussed
Dr Colin Harris 0121 745 1803 DrColinHarris Talks on The Ubiquitous Green Man;Yesteryears Folklore; 101 Great British curiosities;Church curiosities;Yesteryear's schooldays;Midlands Oddities,curiosities & happenings;Brum's stone faces & other curiosities;May Day customs 60 p.h.+exps-fee to charity
Knowle Local History Society 01564 775887 knowlehistory 1.A Thousand Years of Knowle 2. The Old Village (Parts 1&2)3.Springfield Hall 4.The Place names of Knowle 5. Kixley Lane 6. Kenilworth Road 7. The History of Dorridge 8. Researching Knowle History. Contact Elaine Warner No charge, donations welcome
Annette Hughes 0121 705 0939 annettehugescc 'Look Good,Feel Great' 50 - 60min talk. Demonstration of colour analysis using model. 31 yrs in the business 40 + travelling expenses
Laurence Ince 0121 706 0204 artist4you (1) Warwickshire and the Holbeche Family (2)Charles Dickens, Warwickshire and the Great Jennens Case (3) Engine Building at Boulton & Watt's Soho Work (4) John O'Leary, Whistler's Best Friend (5) Adventures in the Art Trade (6) The Sheldon Tapestries 40 plus petrol contribution
Andrew Lound 0121 356 5446 odyssey I am a travelling speaker, for further information and details see the website -
Vanessa Morgan 07746800484 vanessa62472 Family History for beginners & advanced. Diary of William Lea- was vicar of St Peter's,Droitwich. Stories Grandad told. My Father,POW. Worcestershire & Warwickshire/Birmingham Murders. National Trust Properties. 30 -40 depending on distance
Anthony Poulton-Smith 07562653565 anthony_poulton_smith Origins of place names,origins of pub names. Not the Normal Paranormal - no costumes or special effects.Privies-remember the pre-flush .Ancient Track Ways-Ley Lines & Salt Routes.See website 45 plus travelling expenses
Neil Roberts 0121 246 4781 "Secret Life of the Magician".Local magician Neil Roberts lifts the lid on the clandestine world of magic clubs,with anecdotes from his backstage career and magic performed live. Other talks also available. Website 45
Edwin Shore 01562 720405 eashores23 Taking your car and caravan overland to India.Living in Arizona & Travelling in Central America.Travelling across Russia,Mongolia,China & Tibet.Cycling from San Francisco to New York,alone.Working in the Fish Factories in Iceland. Minimum 40 plus travelling
Mick Tessler 0121 765 4253 General explanation of the signs of the zodiac how it works and all about famous people (particularly film stars).Within 15 miles of Acocks Green. 45/55
Mrs S Thompson 0121 704 2520 shirleythompson a) About writing biographies in general b) more specifically about one or more of my published biographies:- 1 The Pat Roach Trilogy 2 'The Original Alton Douglas' 3 'Finally Meeting Princess Maud' (about Seamus Dunleavy) Determined by audience numbers
Mr Alan Thornton 0121 604 8730 aptco 1.The Cadbury Story - Talk&Film. 2.Make do and Mend Talk&Film. 3.A Day in the life of a seaside Hotelier 4.Remember the 40's & 50's. 5. Health and Safety can be fun 50 inclusive of travel
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