People & Places
I have given successful talks to the Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society, the Kenilworth Society and at the Kenilworth Methodist church (twice each); and at Kenilworth Library on behalf of Warwick District Council. I have also taken part in local author events at both Kenilworth and Warwick libraries.
For updates on future talks please see the 'Latest News' page.
The subjects covered are many and varied. Although not restricted to the Victorian years, there is a bias towards that era. The content is continually changed and updated and so no two talks are the same.
Subjects include -
Traditional industries such as the fellmongers, tannery and brickworks.
The history of the Abbey Fields
The railway and station
The Convalescent Home Challenge Cup - Kenilworth’s own 100-year-old football trophy
The original Working Men’s club dating from the 1870s
Modern industrial estate development
The Warwickshire Constabulary Headquarters in Albion Street
Kenilworth’s large houses such as Moorlands, Thickthorn and Rouncil Towers
History of some Kenilworth’s pubs including the Kings Arms, Wyandotte, Virgins & Castle
The Fire Brigade
Kenilworth’s first newspaper, the Kenilworth Advertiser
Specific buildings in the town centre
"Thank you so much for your absolutely excellent talk to the Kenilworth Society.
As you say the railways were crucial to the development of nineteenth and early twentieth century Kenilworth, and it is wonderful that you have researched and documented their history so thoroughly."
(Joanna Illingworth, Chairman of the Kenilworth Society. 11th April 2012, following my talk 'Kenilworth's Railways')
"Thank you for giving us such a fascinating talk on Victorian Kenilworth, you brought the era to life and encouraged us to value what is left from that important era of our town's history."
(Joanna Illingworth, Chairman of the Kenilworth Society. Following my talk 'Aspects of Victorian Kenilworth')
"Thank you very much for giving such an interesting and informative talk at the library on Tuesday evening. The evening was very successful and I was delighted so many people came along. I am sure they all found it as enjoyable as I did."
(Linda Young, Information Librarian, Kenilworth Library. Following my talk, 'Aspects of Kenilworth')
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