Rose gives illustrated talks on a variety of subjects including:

  • House History – tips on how to trace the history of your house
  • 1607: The great Severn estuary flood – a look at the likely causes and the effects of the most devastating flood ever recorded on the Severn estuary. Could it happen again?
  • Village life in mid-Victorian times – a fascinating insight into the structure of a typical village during the 1860s
  • The sea walls of the Severn – records of sea defences and land drainage from Gloucestershire’s Court of Sewers are a wonderful resource for family and local historians, full of personal names, topographical detail, local government ‘red tape’ and Levels Lingo
  • James Clifford: Entrepreneur – how the foresight of an Elizabethan entrepreneur born in Gloucestershire underpinned the Industrial Revolution in the Ironbridge Gorge
  • ‘Old’ Frampton Court: A Commonwealth house – built in 1651, the history of this interesting house is traced through accounts, inventories and family papers
  • Living on the edge: Communities along the upper Severn estuary – farming and fishing along the upper Severn estuary from Roman times to the present-day
  • A village through time – tracing the chronological development of a village from Jurassic fossils to the 21st century
  • 1914-18: Village life during the Great War – a focus on the changes that the First World War brought to those living at home
  • William Sheppard: Cromwell’s law reformer – as one of the most prolific legal writers of the 17th century, Sheppard’s suggested reforms (which included land registration) led this Gloucestershire lawyer to become Oliver Cromwell’s personal adviser for three years
  • The Glamorgan Heritage Coast – a glimpse at one of the most stunning coastlines in the British Isles and its communities
  • How to get the best out of village records – a guide to the numerous sources available to those wishing to understand more about where they live

….. and a Village Walk around Frampton on Severn.

All talks are given using PowerPoint and can be presented online. Please note that due to illness, Rose is currently unable to give talks.