Richard Emmett’s Talk List
These talks are all illustrated talks which usually last between 40 and 60 minutes –
- The Train that Jumped the Gap’…the story behind the Doodlebug demolishing the railway bridge at Upchurch in 1944.
- ‘Over by Christmas’…Accounts from the diary kept by Ernest Smith from Milton Regis during the early part of WW1.
- ‘The Rose Hill Chronicles’…talk on our research and finds from the excavations on a demolished Georgian house that stood at Rose Hill, Bobbing.
- ‘Making Indiana Jones redundant’…use of new technology in archaeology.
- ‘The Bredhurst Ancestors’…report on our research and finds from the excavations at Bredhurst from the Stone Age to the Medieval period.
- ‘Sittingbourne’s WW1 legacy’ The story into the research of the Sittingbourne War Memorials Project.
- ‘Birdsong, Barbed wire and Blather’…My interest in WW1 research and archaeology at La Boisselle on The Somme.
- ‘Hell to Hospital’ The WW1 casualty evacuation process and Sittingbourne’s VAD hospitals.
- ‘A view to die for’…A look at the Boer War told through the life of Richard’s Great Grandfather who received a Distinguished Conduct Medal.
- ‘What can you find under your feet? …how to get the archaeological bug!
- ‘Did the battle of The Somme achieve anything’?…A review of the battle in Pecha Kucha or chat style.
- ‘Pilgrims, Princes and Paper’, How Sittingbourne changed the World…a bit.
- ‘Third Battle of Scarpe’, an examination of the WW1 battle in which four local battalions took part with disastrous consequences.
- ‘Bringing History Alive’…being part of a local history group and becoming a ‘time traveller’.
- Richard charges £60 per talk if the venue is within Kent, or would consider an exchange reciprocal talk for the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS) talks programme.