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Writers and Speakers  Wilma Hayes            & Mike Watkins In the Sticks Talks

All talks are fully illustrated using PowerPoint and last approximately one hour. We bring all our own equipment, however having a screen available is helpful. We are available for daytime, evening and weekend bookings and if you’ve been let down and need a speaker quickly, don’t hesitate to call and we will help if we can.

Fees for 2017:

£40 per talk plus travelling (negotiable) after 15 miles

from Tenbury Wells / Ludlow.

Welcome to our list of talks

 New for mid 2017 (book now):

Titanic ~ the ship that never sank:   
On the night of April 15th 1912 Titanic sank with the loss of over 1500 lives. The great loss of life is not in dispute, what is in dispute however is which ship sank that night, Titanic or her near identical sister ship Olympic? Hear the fascinating story of how and why they may have been switched.
Titanic or Olympic, you decide!

Current talks:

Nothing like a good conspiracy theory!
We all like a good conspiracy theory, paranoia, secrecy, intrigue and even lunacy, some have got it all. From Kennedy to Princess Di, from Roswell to the moon landings we take a light hearted look at the history of the conspiracy theory and some of the strangest, weirdest and almost believable.

Remembering the swinging 60s :
A light hearted look at people, things and events of the 1960s. With audience participation encouraged, it’s an hour of laughter and fun. Remember the 60s, of course you do!

War Diary ~ story of a WW1 soldier :   
The story of a Canadian soldier who started the war as a private, ended the war as a lieutenant with a Military Cross and a German wife! It’s a fascinating story of his life and fellow soldiers in and out of the trenches.

Titanic ~ the things you didn’t know! :
From the seeds of an idea over dinner through to the aftermath and the two enquiries, it’s the story of Titanic and lots, lots more.

Two Ships in the Night :
The story and parallels of two Atlantic ships, one you’ve never heard of and one you most definitely have. Sinking two years apart, more passengers were lost on the Empress of Ireland than the Titanic but why has the Titanic story endured? We tell the story and why you have heard of one but not the other.

The Empress of Ireland ~ what really happened :
The fascinating story of the forgotten Empress of Ireland that sank with the lost of more passengers than the Titanic. Find out the why, when and where and also why she has been all but forgotten.

Titanic ~ a family story :
One family’s story of the Titanic and a double tragedy that was to change their lives.


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Please check regularly for new
and up and coming talks

Talks leaflet (V3 two pages).pdf

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