The Hawksleys of Nottingham

Malcolm Darroch


Organisation:
Malcolm Darroch - Rtn (retd.)
Region:
East Midlands
Type:
Charity
Fee:
Free: Optional charitable donation
Category:
History
Updated:
29th August 2017
Tagged:
Industry | Textiles | Local History

This illustrated talk follows the fortunes of the Hawksley dynasty. The Mayor of Nottingham who got the sack. The Industrialist who built one of the largest spinning mills in the world in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. His son who became a pioneer of gas supply and water distribution within Nottinghamshire and was renowned for his feats of municipal engineering throughout the country.

This talk illustrates the valuable contribution that the Hawksley family made to Arnold, Nottingham and Great Britain.


About Malcolm Darroch

Malcolm Darroch - speaker

Malcolm was born and claims to have 'grown up' in Nottingham. He trained as a structural engineer in the mid 60's and then, in the late 90's had a complete change of career by moving into financial training. Most of his clients are now well on their way to insolvency, so he has the time to present a series of interesting talks on a wide variety of topics.

Fees

Malcolm does not normally charge a fee or expenses for talks which are reasonably local to Nottingham. There is no finite definition of 'reasonable' but he will make suitable noises where appropriate. However, should you wish to give him a donation he will ensure that it is passed, together with the gift aid, to one of the causes supported by Rotary. He would like to stress that any donation is strictly voluntary and depends on the custom and practice of the host organisation. He is quite happy to speak for nothing. He does tend to like the sound of his own voice and will do anything for a free lunch/dinner or a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Duration

Most talks can be adjusted to fit your allotted time frame, so please specify your requirements when booking.

Equipment

Malcolm has access to a full range of audio visual equipment. He can provide both a screen and a suitable projection table but, to save him carrying them from his car, it would be nice if these were available at the venue. Malcolm will supply his own data projector and laptop, preferring the effort of carrying it, to the embarrassment of incompatible equipment supplied by others which he will fail to understand and will spend the whole afternoon/evening blaming. There should be a 13amp socket at some convenient distance from the projection point. While he is quite happy to take responsibility for tripping over his own extension cable, please ensure that this does not cross a public access route.


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