Selling Sparrows
The stories I relate are about persons and events from British history and are accompanied by animated Powerpoint slides.
My local area is Surrey so am happy to travel to a venue within the Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire area.
However I originate from Bedfordshire so Beds, Bucks, and Herts, are also within my travelling 'comfort zone'.
But I do not rule out other areas! For further details please email me.
TALKS & TESTIMONIALS
judy@sellingsparrows.com
‘HUMAN CARGO’
From the late 16th century Britain had a problem. Vagrancy and petty crime were rife and the prisons were full. How could she dispose of her unwanted?
The story of convict transportation – the Americas and Australia.
‘JACK THE RIPPER’
‘CAPTAIN AND MRS. COOK’
From humble beginnings, their story – the people and places that influenced their lives.
Tracing the history of the printing and newspaper trades with tales and advertisements from contemporary newspapers.
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The story of the Whitechapel murders in Victorian London.
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‘A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF CONVICT ANCESTORS’
Having such a common name as John White it was never going to be easy for me to trace my ancestor through naval records. But slowly as I unravelled the many twists and red herrings the story of his fascinating life unfolded. This is a both a journey through the archives and a voyage around the world during the early part of the 19th-century.
How far would you go in search of a skeleton in the family cupboard? A personal quest through the past and present.
Although this story has its origins in Bedfordshire, the convicts could have been labourers from any part of the country who fell foul of the law.
‘YESTERDAY’S NEWS’
‘PENNY FOR THE GUY’
What made a group of men from the English upper class conspire to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605.
The story of the gunpowder plot.
‘OLD ENGLAND – A GOLDEN AGE?’
What would it have been like to live in a bygone age? A look at the life of labourers in villages and industrial towns of England in the 18th & 19th centuries.
What life could a child born to a poor family expect in Victorian England?
The children’s stories.
‘SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN’
A look at the history of the British justice system, but with a lighter twist!
‘JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE?’
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'PRESSED OR VOLUNTEER?'
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‘THE LIVES OF THE STREET CHILDREN’
A look into the past to see how the street children were treated; their pathways to crime, punishment and forced emigration.
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