Meanderings in Marsden Park, my childhood play ground

Harold Hoggarth

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
community Group Speaker
Paid: Fee will depend whether it is the talk or the walk contact me for fee
12th November 2019
Parks | Stone Carving | The Walton Family

In this fully illustrated talk we will look at the history of the Marsden Estate and the Walton family whose home it was from 1352 until it was bought by the Corporation of Nelson and became a public park, allowing many more people to enjoy the unusual and unique features the park has to offer.

I also do this as a 'Walk and Talk' where I escort you and your group round the park explaining the estate's history. The walk lasts approximately 90 minute and is wheelchair friendly. This is ideal for Local History Societies and Family History Groups or any group who like to have a summer evening outing. Suitable for groups up to 20 Please contact me for more details (see also my second Walk and Talk ' The seven bridges of Wycoller Dean' )

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About Harold Hoggarth

My name is Harold Hoggarth I was born in Nelson Lancashire during the second world war. I now live in Barnoldswick on the Lancashire / Yorkshire Border.

Having been in lockdown for the past 14 weeks due the incurable lung condition I suffer from and community groups not being able to meet, it has felt very strange when I am used to being out speaking 3 to 4 times a week. I have been busy making my talks available on line. They can delivered to your members either via Zoom or similar on line conferencing apps which can be facilitated my self or by your group leader, or via video that I can email to you. Please contact me for further details.

For over 15 years I have been delivering these talks to various church and community groups; although I have been speaking in public for well over 50 years. My talk cover topics such as General and Local History, Family History, Church History, Personal History, Biographical Talks, Nostalgic Talks, Bible based talks (N.B. some talks are more suited to ladies groups some to men's groups all are suitable for mixed groups.) If you left click on the titles below you will be able to see brief details of each talk or you can see more on my website at

My Fees: I try to keep my fees affordable and ask for £1.00 for each person attending with a minimum fee of £30.00 and Maximum of £60.00 this includes travel up to 10 mile from my home, over 10 mile please add 50 pence per mile. The money I raise from my talks after my expenses help a number of charities.

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