Speaker’s Name Richard Morgan

Speaker's NameRichard Morgan
Are you an Individual or represent an Organisation / Company?Individual
EmailEmail
Telephone / Mobile Number02085 055847
Would you be able to present In Person, via Zoom or either?In Person only
What equipment do you need to be provided by hosts? eg Screen, laptop, projectorscreen, laptop. I'll bring memory stick or email presentation.
Any travel restrictions? Such as Time or DistanceI live in London, so cannot do a talk much after 8 pm - unless accommodation can be provided
What are the charges? Such as Travel Expenses, Charge for talk.negotiable charge for talk, plus fare from London
Speaker's BiographyRichard Morgan writes genealogical articles in Family Tree and History in Bedfordshire. Author of Life Runneth as the Brooks (the Brooks family of Flitwick Manor) and The Book of the Morgans (Morgan family History), Editor of BHRS volume on John Thomas Brooks' Diary.
TalkDurationSummary
Heraldry and Bogus Heraldry50 mins + questionsThe Victorians loved heraldry but many of their coats of arms are completely bogus. A brief history of domestic heraldry and how to spot bogus arms.
Flitwick before main drainage50 mins + questionsFlitwick was a very different place in the early 1940s - no main drainage, so a two-holier the garden and a well, a fully functioning blacksmith's forge. Enormous mushrooms in the fields, a walk every Saturday to Ampthill for children's cinema at the Zonita.
The British in India50 mins + questionsSeveral thousands of British people went to India between 1600 and 1947. Most died there. Extensive records remain. How to find and use records.