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The list of individuals and organisations below is to provide residents with information of services available within the Borough. Solihull MBC has NOT undertaken any enquiries in respect of the individuals/organisations with regard to their suitability to work safely with children and young people.

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There are 13 Speakers who have consented to have their details displayed.

Speaker Phone No Email Talk Details Fees
John Berkeley 01926 400203 johnpberkeley The diary of Lilly Gluck - Holocaust survivor. From Pens to Particle Physics - the Birmingham pen trade. The Czechoslovak Army in Warwickshire. 100 Years of Aircraft Preservation. Wings & Wheels. On Home-Made Wings. 60 incl travel costs
Mrs Barbara Bury 0121 705 9423 "My Story" (The Adoption Trail) 45.00
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
Knowle Local History Society 01564 775887 knowlehistory Various talks available on aspects of Knowle village life. Full information at Current list of talks at Negotiable
Andrew Lound 0121 356 5446 odyssey I am a travelling speaker, for further information and details see the website -
Ruth Lowe 0121 608 5355 lowewhiley Take a trip down Memory Lane with me, see original clothes etc:- Talk 1 - Mary Quant Part 1 - her early life, career & designs. Talk 2 - Mary Quant Part 2 - her later life, career & designs. Talk 3 - Carnaby Street & Designers of the 1960s. 1 hr talk 70.Milage 40p/mile
Vanessa Morgan 07746 800484 vanessa62472 I give many talks on local & family history including nineteenth century murder & crime. Another popular talk is My Father, POW. I also give a writer's talk/workshop. Please contact me for full list. Or visit Negotiable, Generally 35-65
Anthony Poulton-Smith 01827 735832 anthony_poulton_smith Origins of place names; pub names; clothing; household items; food; brand names; measurements; biology; not the normal paranormal; pre-flush toilets; and trackways. See website 85 inc. travel (negotiable)
Neil Roberts 0121 246 4781 info "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. 65.00
Mrs Shirley Thompson 0121 704 2520 shirleythompson Biographies:Pat Roach, Alton Douglas,Seamus Dunleavy,Eddie Fewtrell,Kash Gill. Fiction:Unlocking the Gates. Novel:Adrift in Paradise. Childrens:The Power of the Pendant. General Subjects a) Life of an Author and more. See 50-90 based on audience size
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 55 inclusive of travel
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