From Paper Kings to Hardware Barons

Helen Baggott


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Author & Researcher
Fee:
Paid
Category:
History
Updated:
15th September 2021
Tagged:
Genealogy Postcards History

New for 2022, this talk tells the story of a family who reach across England (from Somerset to Norfolk) and over the Atlantic to Washington State via Bristol’s Guinea Street. This is an illustrated talk using postcards.

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About Helen Baggott

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Helen Baggott grew up in Swanage. Although she no longer lives in the seaside town, home is still in Dorset.

She is a freelance editor and writer. She particularly enjoys social history and local history and has written for magazines.

Her most recent project is researching the stories behind postcards sent more than 100 years ago. The collection of stories has been published in Posted in the Past and Posted in the Past Second Delivery.

"I was enthralled by the social history that you extracted from the cards: so many stories hinted at by so few words, and all waiting to be uncovered by sympathetic and subtle research." R.R., Wimborne

Helen has written for magazines including Who Do You Think You Are?, Picture Postcard Monthly, Dorset Life and The Card Scene. Helen has also contributed to Family Tree magazine's blog.


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