Robert Hesketh

Details of talks given by Robert Hesketh


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Biography:

Formerly a teacher, I am a freelance writer and photographer with a strong interest in local history (my first degree subject). To date, I have published 55 Devon, Dorset, Cornish and Somerset titles (see www.roberthesketh.co.uk) and written numerous illustrated articles for The Countryman, Dartmoor Magazine, Country Walking and other publications. I also contribute West Country landscape and people photographs to photographic libraries, see www.imageclick.co.uk. and www.picfair.com . Since 2002, I have been giving talks to local history clubs, Women’s Institutes, societies, U3A and Probus Clubs on Devon themes

Please contact me if you would like further details or to offer me a booking. All the talks are illustrated with high resolution digital images and last between 45 minutes and an hour, depending on what the audience wants. Questions from the audience are always welcome. I can supply the projector, projection stand and projection screen. Alternatively, I can offer all my talks on Zoom. To see my profile please visit my website www.roberthesketh.co.uk

Adrienne Hesketh (my better half) is a talented musician who also gives talks and live performance. She plays piano and recorder and her contact details are the same as mine. She also sings and dances and has her own website www.adriennehesekth.com

Charges: £50 (£55 after 1/1/22) plus 30p per mile travel each way from Bovey Tracey. (No mileage charge for Zoom talks).

To contact Robert Hesketh select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

History
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Smuggling in Devon: The Truth Behind the Fiction
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Crime | History | Local History
South West
History
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Devon's Festivals
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Heritage | History | Local History
South West
History
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Devon Place Names
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Local History | Names
South West
History
Online
Surnames in Devon and Beyond
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Family History | History | Local History | Names
South West
History
Online
Devon Inns
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Beer | History | Heritage | Local History
South West
Entertainment
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Devon Ghosts
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Ghosts | Folklore | Entertainment | Local History
South West
Entertainment
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Haunted Pubs in Devon
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Ghosts | History | Local History | Public Houses
South West
History
Online
A Curious Look at Devon Churches
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Churches | Green Man | History | Local History
South West
Entertainment
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Devon Photoquiz
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Literature | Local History | Heritage
South West
Science
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Devon's Geology: an Introduction
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Science And Nature | Local | Nature
South West
History
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Armageddon 1914: How Some Devon Newspapers Reported the Outbreak of War
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Great War | History | Home Front | Local History
South West
History
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1918: The Last Hundred Days: How Some Devon Newspapers Reported the Final Stage of the War
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Great War | History | Local History | Politics
South West
History
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Devon Castles
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Castle | Heritage | History | Local History
South West
History
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Devon's Railway Heritage
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Railways | History | Industry | Local History
South West
History
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Exploring Exeter's Heritage
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Local History | Buildings
South West
Entertainment
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Devon Land and Sea Piano Presentation
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Live Music | Entertainment | Electronics | Inspiration
South West
Entertainment
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Devon Composers
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Entertainment | Folklore | Heritage | Live Music
South West
History
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Christmas Themed Presentation
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Local History | Live Music | Heritage | Entertainment
South West
History
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Christmas Traditions Around the World
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Rites | History | International | Live Music
South West
Entertainment
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Halloween Themed Musical Presentation
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Entertainment | Live Music | Folklore | Heritage
South West
Entertainment
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St. George’s Day/Shakespeare Themed Presentation
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Live Music | Literature | Heritage | History
South West
Entertainment
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Valentine Themed Musical Presentation
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Live Music | Heritage | Entertainment
South West
Entertainment
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Spring Concert (piano, recorder and singing)
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Live Music | Entertainment | Culture
South West
History
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Exeter's Tudor and REgency Buildings
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Architecture | Heritage | History | Local History
South West
History
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Exploring Plymouth's Heritage
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Heritage | Military History
South West
History
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Weirdest Buildings of the West Country
Robert Hesketh Tagged: History | Buildings
South West
Entertainment
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Christmas Photoquiz
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Heritage | History | After Dinner Entertainment | Amusing
South West
History
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Dartmoor Myths and Legends
Robert Hesketh Tagged: Myths | Legends | History; Folklore; Funeral; Tradition
South West
History
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The Story of Devon's Bridges
Robert Hesketh Tagged:
South West