Rose gives illustrated talks throughout Gloucestershire 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
- Gouts, itches and pillheads: Records of the Gloucestershire Court of Sewers, 1583-1642 – the world of sea defences and land drainage is a wonderful resource for family and local historians, full of personal names, unusual terminology, topographical detail and local government ‘red tape’
- 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. Rose’s fee is £60 (to include reasonable travel expenses). She is available during the day and evenings, and often at short notice.