Talks & Walks by Christoph Bull, BA (Hons), MCLIP, ALA
Northfleet – historical tour and eye opening experience.
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History & Chips : 2019
Programme of talks by Christoph Bull (Local Historian) – most illustrated, with a humorous delivery at the Reliance Restaurant, Queen Street, Gravesend.
Friday 1st March 2019 7.30pm
March 2019: Shorne
Parish: saints, sinners and scenery: a talk about the
parish of Shorne, its history and folklore.
On: Saturday 30th March 2019
Begins 7.15 for 7.30
April 2019: Gravesend:
the day before yesterday. How Gravesend has changed so
much in our lifetimes, this talk explores some of those
alterations, good & bad.
May 2019: Who’s who in
Hoo: a talk about the Hoo peninsula and the fascinating
places that are to be found within this lovely landscape.
June 2019- A question of
Gravesham – local history quiz evening Come and find out
the astonishing history of our own area – by answering questions
in a fun quiz.
September 2019: Chalk
Parish – marshes, midges and medicine. Chalk is one of
Gravesham’s most interesting parishes, come and learn about this
ancient village and parish.
November 2019: Ghost
stories from North-West Kent. Prepare for the Christmas
period with some suitable real ghost stories from the
All the Local History & Chips events in (yellow) begin at 6pm , for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. The ghost stories are not illustrated-they don’t need to be!
Booking Essential – Reliance Restaurant on 01474 533593.
Only £15 for a stimulating and tasty evening.
This website was updated 24th January 2019
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We've had some lovely feedback about your
talk. Our ladies found it very interesting.
“Christoph Bull gave an excellent, highly amusing, well-illustrated
and well-prepared talk on ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, to a
packed meeting of members of the Tonbridge Civic Society, on Tuesday
16th October 2018. Many members later said how much they
had enjoyed the talk.”
“Another interesting and informative evening delivered with the usual enthusiasm and humour that always accompany these talks”. Paul Gay, Sept 2018 commenting on a talk about Northfleet.
We hired Christoph’s services for the evening, to present and give a guided tour around Gravesend’s historic town centre. Being a locally renowned estate agents, it provided a different approach to our community and charity activities. 60 or so guests booked into the walk and it proved to be extremely successful. Christoph’s grasp of local history is second to none. It gave both clients and staff a real insight into the history that lies about us that often we dismiss on a daily basis. Christoph is funny, authoritative and very engaging. For a taster I would recommend that anyone joins his walking tours and talks and in the future – because of the fantastic feedback we got from the event we ran – we will be holding further history walks in the future under Christoph’s excellent leadership.
Michael Alan Sears, Managing Director, Sealeys Estate Agents Ltd
On behalf of our committee and members, thank you so much for your absorbing presentation, so entertainingly delivered, last Tuesday evening. There certainly was something for everyone and I personally want to go out and explore some of the places you mentioned - some very close to Swanley but not really widely known. Our great attendance was I am sure because of your fame as an excellent speaker! (Swanley History Group, March 2018)
On behalf of the
committee and members of SouthAra, I wish to express our
thanks to you for yet another excellent presentation at yesterday
meeting. As always, your talk contained interesting and in many
cases not so obvious factual information on the principle Churches
in and around the area we live; all of which was relayed with a
sprinkling of humour for the enjoyment of the audience.
“We all really enjoyed
your very spirited and informative Gravesend lecture”.
Talk Title: Our Thames: Dartford to the Grain
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Thank you for a thoroughly good talk enjoyed by all our members. So
much information brought to life the Thames side locally, and with
your good humour! We are looking forward to your next talk.
Personally I have a much loved copy of "Liquid History - The Thames
Through Time" by Stephen Croad so I enjoyed your talk even more.
Thank you once again for a very entertaining talk.
Hi Christoph - As I mentioned to you at the time, I got some very good comments from members as they left, and I hope you enjoyed talking to George and Margaret (our Africa correspondents) afterwards as much as they enjoyed chatting to you. Thank you again for an entertaining and informative evening on the amusing stories from Kent’s public libraries. Kind regards Mike Hyde, programme organiser of Oddfellows, Tunbridge Wells District. 9 November 2017.
We so much appreciated your coming
to talk to us today. All you had to say about the Kaiser's War was fascinating
and it sounded as though it was a subject close to your heart [and your family]
Comments from some of the audience afterwards showed that it caused many of us
to think about the War from a different angle which I am sure is what you were
Dear Christoph, Thank you for coming to talk to Leytara on’ Dirty Dartford’ last week, everyone I have spoken to said how much they had enjoyed the subject and the way it was delivered. I have had several requests for an encore. November 2015
"We so much enjoyed your talk about Pocahontas. As I am sure you realised we found it entertaining and thought-provoking especially as it exploded so many of the myths that have grown up around her. Thank you very much for coming and I hope that some of us will be making our way to Gravesend to join one of your tours. Medway U3A Sept 2015
"Hi Christoph, thank you so much for the talk you gave yesterday. It was really interesting and entertaining. Our audience really seemed to enjoy it and everyone that I have spoken to was very complimentary". Dartford U3a, June 2015
"Hi Christoph I am sorry I should have been in touch before. I would like to thank you for your presentation that although we rushed, you came over in a very professional way on the 31st March 2015. We had a committee meeting yesterday and went through the feedback sheets. Everyone had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation". Dot Marshall Gravesham 50+ Forum
“I am writing to thank you for a most interesting and informative talk at Loose last evening when many of us would have learned things we never knew before (about Germany in World War One). Your research is obviously extensive and your enthusiasm for the subject was clearly evident.” David Priestley, Chairman of Loose Area History Society Nov 2014.
"Thank you for a wonderful presentation today, thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the next one". Gravesham 50Plus Forum.
so much for coming along to our AGM and doing your history presentation on
Northfleet. You were brilliant with loads of great feedback from the audience".
thanks for a great tour of Gravesend. The children and us adults enjoyed it very
much, and everyone liked you very much".
Hi Chris. Just been to Strood Library to hear you give your talk on libraries. We both thought you presented your subject with superb wit and knowledge. You made the afternoon so interesting and we would like to be made aware of any future talks on any different subjects that you may offer. Thank you and hope to see you at Chalk Church sometime . Roy and Margaret Davis.
Hi Chris, Thanks for your excellent talk at Strood last Saturday. It was very well received, and about as entertaining as the best comedian in the land! Norma Crowe, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Strood.
Had a brilliant morning with Sue’s English group and Derek and Lisa Baldwin and Andrea Dodd at the Mayor's parlour . Thanks to mayor and mayoress Derek and Pam Sales for tea and description of duties of the job. Extra special thanks to the entertaining and excellent Mace carrier Christoph Bull he made all the history fun to listen to. Eileen Baldwin, Gravesend
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