Illustrated Talks by Peter Higginbotham
I offer a number of fully illustrated talks about the workhouse and associated topics — generally around 50-60 minutes in length. I provide my own laptop and data projector. The cost (including travel from my home at Ilkley, West Yorkshire) is somewhat negotiable depending on the distance, size of group etc. If you'd be interested in me talking to your group or society, please email me with details of what you have in mind. (Please note that I normally only give talks during school term-times and am no longer taking bookings for Monday evenings. Long-distance travel to speak to small groups usually proves impracticable or financially unviable.)
For more background information about me, please see the Author page.
My list of illustrated talks currently includes the following topics (all tailored to your location where possible):
Some feedback on my talks:
"...a superb presentation"
"...a vivid insight"
"...our highest ever attendance"
|Workhouse Talks Diary|
|Talks are often open to non-members of the hosting organisation - contact them for advice.|
|Thursday February 2nd, 7.30pm.||Straight and Narrow — Wharfedale FHS, Salem Church Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale|
|Thursday March 2nd, 10am||Workhouse Food, Otley Men's Forum, Methodist Hall, Walkergate, Otley.|
|Thursday March 2nd, 8.15pm||Goldsborough WI, Goldsborough Cricket Pavilion, York Road, Goldsborough|
|Wednesday March 15th||Poynton Luncheon Club, Deanswater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ|
|Saturday March 18th, 2.30pm.||No Place Like Home — Wharfedale Family History Group, Threshfield Village Institute, Threshfield BD23 5HD|
|Saturday May 6th, 10.30am||No Place Like Home — Wakefield FHS, Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood WF1 2NE|
|Wednesday June 7th, 7.30pm||No Place Like Home - York & District FHS, New Earswick Bowls Club, Huntington Road, York YO32 9PX|
|Wednesday June 28th, 10.00am||Down and Out in Victorian England, Calverly Men's Forum, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Calverley|
|Thursday, September 7th, 10.30am||No Place Like Home, Bradford FHS, Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford. BD5 0BQ|
|Thursday, October 19th, 9.45 for 10.15am||Doing Porridge, Harrogate Men's Forum, St. Paul's Church Hall, Belford Road, Harrogate HG1 1EL|
|Wednesday, November 1st, 7.30pm.||Bilton Historical Society, Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, HG1 3DU|
|Tuesday February 6th, 7.30pm.||No Place Like Home, Huddersfield & District FHS, Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA.|
|Thursday March 8th, 7.45pm.||No Place Like Home, Rawdon WI, Community Centre, Billing View, Rawdon LS19 6PR.|
|Tuesday, April 17th, 10am.||Workhouse Food - Probus Group, Salem Church Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale.|
|Tuesday, May 8th, 2pm.||East Keswick WI, Village Hall, School Lane, East Keswick LS17 9DA.|
|Wednesday, May 23rd, 2pm.||No Place Like Home, Upper Dales Family History Group, Fremington Sunday School, North Yorkshire DL11 6 AW|
|Wednesday June 20th, 7.30pm||Straight and Narrow, Ryedale FHS, Village Hall, Hovingham, North Yorkshire YO62 4LE.|
|Wednesday June 27th, 10.00am||Doing Porridge, Calverly Men's Forum, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Calverley LS28 5PS|
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