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Genealogy Lectures All “Powerpoint” Presentations

“FINDING UNCLE CECIL  - and MISSING SID!”

Cecil Mawdsley was an ordinary soldier who died during the horrific battle of the Somme in 1916 aged just 19. This talk details the hunt for details about him, and how to research WW1 soldiers where the information exists. The second half of the talk is a virtual tour in slides of some of the major Somme battle sites & war cemeteries.

Approx 45+  mins.


ORSON WRIGHT - CHAMPION OF THE PEOPLE

Builder Of South Wigston And Most Of Leicester – Including The Grand Hotel!  An amazing "rags to riches" story of a man influential in all areas of Leicester - and the story of his lasting legacy. From his early roots in Dunton Bassett to his grand houses in Wigston through his hard work and his vision of the needs of Leicester people. An amazing rags to riches story.

Approx. 1 Hour


STARTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

How to get started on an “addictive” hobby. How to start from scratch and then a guide through the various sources available – at local & national archives and using the Internet. Handout produced of all Internet sites used.

Approx 45+ mins.


THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE 1914

The story of the truce starting from the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914, the recruitment of volunteer soldiers, and the days of entrenchment and life in the trenches leading up to truce on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1914.

Approx 45+ mins - with sound.


THE ELEPHANT MAN – LEICESTER’S OWN JOSEPH MERRICK

The story of a hectic search for descendants of Joseph’s Grandparents and a DNA study in to his deformities, and a viewing  of part of a TV documentary about the search.

Approx 50 Mins. with sound.


THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF WORLD WAR 1

The stories of the recruitment and lives of the thousands of underage soldiers who volunteered

for action from 1914 to 1916, many of who did not return, and the volunteer Nurses, the VAD’s that served on the front line

Approx 45-60 mins.



All “powerpoint” presentations using Laptop, Projector, Screen & Speakers (Where Sound Required). All Equipment Supplied (Including Screen If Necessary).


Peter Cousins

Tel: 0116 2884638 Mobile 07702 127313

E-Mail: petercousins@ntlworld.com



PRESENTATION PRICES

£40 Locally -  Over 5-10  Miles From Wigston £45

Over 10 Miles Price On Request