Talks




Hi,

Below is a list of History Talks I and Dr. Len Holden give to many different organisations. 

The fee for all talks in 2022/2023 is £50 which includes travel within a 20 mile radius of Desborough, or Market Harborough (for Dr Holden).

My Talks are listed below.

1. Co-operation. The story of Desborough Industrial and Provident Co-operative Society. Article and Dissertation are on the Industrial Heritage of Desborough page.

2. Small Town Industry. A Case Study of Desborough Industry. Article and Dissertation are on the Industrial Heritage of Desborough page.

3. William Knibb. Kettering Baptist Minister, Social Reformer and Friend of Slaves. Article Available below.

4. The Treshams of Northamptonshire. A Family full of misfortune, intrigue, Religion and treacherous intention and fabulous buildings.

5. Soup to Suspenders. The story of two brothers who came from Scotland to Market Harborough and set up two very differing companies.  W. Symington & Co. Ltd of Market Harborough. Grocer, Soup, Condiment, Tea and Coffee Producers, and R & WH Symington & Co. Ltd. Corset manufacturer.

6. R & W.H. Symington & Co. Ltd. Corset and Ladies and Children's Underwear and Swimwear Manufacturer. Inventors on the 'Liberty Bodice'. 

7. Cadbury Brothers. The First 70 years of this famous Cocoa and Chocolate Firm. The story of near bankruptcy, "The Chocolate Wars" against much bigger companies, Religion and Philanthropy. 

8. Kelmarsh Hall. The History of a Northamptonshire Country House. One time Country Retreat for Nancy Lancaster, Interior and Garden Designer. The Inventor of the Country House Style.

I will be adding more talks in the near future. 


My very good friend Dr Leonard Holden of Market Harborough also does History Talks, which I list below: 

1.   The Rise and Decline of the Country House: A Local Perspective.

2.   Witchcraft Trials in Leicestershire in the 17th Century.

3.   Lord Cardigan of Deene Park & the Charge of the Light Brigade.

4.   Paddy Logan of East Langton and his Suffragette Daughters.

5.   The Rise and Decline of the Coaching Trade in Market Harborough.

6.   The Midland Enclosure Riots of 1607.

7.   The Civil War and the Harborough Area.

8.   A History of the Grand Union Canal and Old Grand Union Canal (with short film).

9.   The Railways and Market Harborough.

10. The Battle of Naseby 1645 (with film).

11. The History of Vauxhall Motors.

12. The Peterloo Massacre 1819.

13. Copies, Fakes & Forgeries: An Alternative Art History. 

If your organisation would be interested in booking a talk with either myself or Dr. Len Holden please: 
                                                                        email: mikestroud01@aol.com 
                                                                        Or Call 07725 990148.  

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