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Talks

I give talks which can be tailored to the audience, either in person or on-line via Zoom on a variety of historical topics including:-

pitlasses talk

Women and Girls in Coal Mining:

What was life like for a woman labouring underground in early Victorian times, and how did their experiences shape the British mining industry?

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breach of promise talk

Breach of Promise to Marry:

Meet the law that gave nineteenth century women better rights than men, and the women who enforced their rights to sometimes devastating effect.

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reseaching newspapers talk

Researching History from Newspapers:

Discover how to find a wealth of information in old newspapers, and how to interpret what it means about past times.

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unusual forenames talk

Unusual Forenames in the 19th Century:

Some parents took a less than traditional approach to naming their offspring. Discover some of the quirky names in birth records, and what they reveal about the times.

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community studies talk

Community Study:

Focussing on Jarratts Buildings, a group of miners houses in Worsborough Dale, Barnsley. Learn how to rediscover the lives of the occupants and apply the methodology to where your ancestors lived.

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