Peter Layzell

Details of talks given by Peter Layzell

East of England
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Peter was born and raised in North Essex although he has lived at Burnham on Crouch for over 30 years. At 16 years he joined Essex Police Cadets serving at Harwich and Clacton on Sea. At 19 he became a Constable in Essex Constabulary being stationed at Billericay where he was one of the last generation of Essex Police to walk the beat in the way that Policemen had done for a hundred years. At 22 he transferred to Basildon followed by promotion to Sergeant & a move to Corringham/Tilbury and Grays where he experienced a very different Essex. In 1982 he was transferred to Southminster, which was a rural beat run by a Sergeant. Peter expected to stay one year but ended up spending 16 years as the ‘Sherriff of the Dengie Hundred’. After retirement Peter gained an adult teaching degree after which he was a tutor at Essex Adult Community Learning until a second retirement in 2015 to allow more time to deal with the ever increasing public interest in his Local, Essex Regiment and Family History web sites, allowing his historical interest to become a small business. Since then he has developed a reputation as a Local Historian with interviews on BBC Radio Essex, Saint FM and BBC 1 TV and talks to a wide range of groups. Peter is on several approved speakers lists including Essex WI, Public Speakers Corner, Speakers in Essex and the National Federation of Family History Societies

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Listed talks

History Wet behind the ears- Growing up in the Sixties
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Humourous | Growing Pains | Nostalgia
East of England
History My time on the beat or When Policemen still had feet
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Humourous | Essex | Nostalgia
East of England
History Arrest ye merry gentlemen or Christmas in Uniform
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Christmas | Humourous | Essex
East of England
History Essex Regiment during the Great War
Peter Layzell Tagged: WW1 | Essex | Military | Great War
East of England
History Chasing your tail or Where to start with your Family History
Peter Layzell Tagged: Family History | Genealogy | Local History
East of England
History Rural Essex in Victorian and Edwardian times
Peter Layzell Tagged: Local History | Newspapers | Victorian
East of England
History Family History for your Essex Police Ancestors
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Local History | Family History | Essex
East of England
History My life as a rural sergeant
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Essex | Local History | Humourous
East of England
History Newly promoted Sarge
Peter Layzell Tagged: Police | Essex | Local History
East of England
History Policing Essex
Peter Layzell Tagged: Essex | Police | Local History
East of England