Devon's Festivals

Robert Hesketh


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £45 (£50 after 1/1/19) plus 30p per mile travel each way to venue
Category:
History
Updated:
27th December 2017
Tagged:
Heritage | History | Local History

Devon’s calendar includes a rich variety of festivals, many deeply rooted in the county’s history and folklore. This well-illustrated talk delves into the origins of Wassailing at Whimple and Sandford; May Day at Lustleigh; Ale Tasting at Ashburton; Tip Tip Toeing at Gittisham; the Flaming Tar Barrels at Hatherleigh and Ottery St Mary and much more besides.

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About Robert Hesketh

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 45 Devon, Dorset 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. 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 has her own website www.adriennehesekth.com

Charges: £50 (£55 after 1/1/22) plus 30p per mile travel each way from Bovey Tracey.


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