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Name & Location:Mr Bob MASSEY Arnold
Contact & Website:
w: www.bobmassey.info
Subjects:General
Tricks of Light and Colour: . Optical illusions that fool the eye and brain
More Tricks of Light and Colour. Further optical illusions that fool the eye and brain
Victorian Optical Toys: Toys that lead to the movies
Stimulating the senses: Victorian toys and devices designed to stimulate the senses.
Nursery Rhymes: their meaning and origins
Dick Turpin: The real man and the legend
Hodini Highwayman: Jack Sheppard Highwayman, robber and jail breaker
The VADS : The Voluntary Aid Detachment and Auxiliary Hospitals in World War One
Glen Miller: Bandleader extraordinaire; his life and mysterious death
The Dance Band Era on Film: British bands of the 20s and 30s on film
Hearts of Oak :Women who over the centuries masqueraded as men to join the military
Violet Jessop: Stewardess, World War One Nurse and survivor of the sinking of the
SS Titanic and SS Britannic
Then They were Gone: Mysterious deaths and disappearances of people over the years.
Selling on film: the adverts from the beginning of the cinema
Beside the seaside beside the sea: the history of seaside entertainment
Down to the sea: the story of the British love of the seaside.
Nottingham On Sea: The history of Skegness
Catch phrase: the meaning and origin of some well know sayings
John Robinson and Home Brewery: The story of the Nottingham Daybrook brewery firm
Samuel Robinson and Daybrook laundry: The story of the Robinson family and the laundry.
Wind, Milling and Bread: a local story of the history of bread and milling
Up the Flue : The history of Chimneys and Chimney sweeps:
Herbert Ponting: Photographer, war correspondent and explorer

Local History General
Goose Fair on Film: Historic film and pictures of Nottingham's own
Muriel and Bert: Jessie Chambers, D H Lawrences girlfriend at Swinhouse farm
Pints and Pubs: The history of beer and beer houses
W H Higginbottom Architect: The unknown designer of many Nottinghamshires public buildings
Getting about: moving from place to place; History of transport of people and goods
Smashing the frames: the story of the Luddites in Arnold and Nottingham;
Before Waterloo: The effects of the Napoleonic Wars on the people of a small English town
History on film: Local films as a source of history and entertainment.
Searching Family History: using the internet and libraries to uncover history
The Forest; its Highway Robbery!: Robbers and Robbery on the lonely stretch of the road north through Sherwood Forest
Luke Barton: the unknown inventor who brought us modern socks and stockings

World War One
Violet Jessop: Stewardess, World War One Nurse and survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and Britannic
The VADS : The Voluntary Aid Detachment and Auxiliary Hospitals in World War One
Arnot Hill Auxiliary Hospital: Arnot Hill House Arnolds Auxiliary Hospital of World War One
Up and At Em: Royal Flying Corp from its formation into war 1911-1914

Local History Arnold and Nottingham area

Estate to Public Park: The history of Arnot Hill Park Arnold
Goose Fair on Film: Historic film and pictures of Nottingham's own.
The Wakes of Arnold: history, film and photos of the annual parades and celebrations in Arnold
The Forest; its Highway Robbery!: Robbers and Robbery on the lonely stretch of the road north through Sherwood Forest
Murder, Mystery and Mayhem: Dark deeds and strange events in the Nottingham Villages
More Murder, Mystery and Mayhem: Further dark deeds and strange events in the Nottingham Villages
Muriel and Bert: Jessie Chambers, D H Lawrences girlfriend at Swinhouse farm
Grinding the Grain: History of Arnolds windmills
Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Arnold;. The history of the pubs of Arnold
More Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Arnold;. The further history of the pubs of Arnold
Even More Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Arnold. The further history of the pubs of Arnold
The Rubeam Rodam: the history of 4 and half miles of one of the oldest roads in the country
Redhill Lodge: from country house to training for war
Its not cricket?: Arnolds international cricketing elite in the 19th century
Arnolds painters: The lives of 4 different artists with a local Arnold connection
Country Retreat: the houses of the great and good of Arnold
Mapperley as it was: Mapperley Nottingham Its past in pictures
From Iron age to Iron horse; Arnolds history from earliest times to the industrial revolution.
Water water every where : the story of wells to piped water in Arnold
Making Arnold work, the development of a town: The history of work in Arnold Nottingham
Entertaining Arnold: The history of live entertainment in a small town
The old Bonington : The history of Arnold largest cinema and theatre
People and Places: how the people of Nottingham shaped the areas history
From fee to Free , Education in a small town: the history of early education and schools.
Law and order: the history of policing in Nottingham and Arnold
The biggest Worsted mill: The story of Hawksley and Davison and the start of the industrial revolution

Cinema

Selling on film: the adverts from the beginning of the cinema
Victorian Optical Toys: Toys that lead to the movies
Living pictures: the start of the Cinema from 1895 to 1913
Early 20th century film makers: Haggar, Hepworth, Paul and others
The Cinemas of Arnold: The history of the cinema in a small town
More Cinemas of Arnold: The further history of the cinema in a small town
The Cinemas of Mapperley: The cinema in a Nottingham suburb
The Cinemas of Carlton: The cinema comes to the Urban District
More Cinemas of Carlton : The cinema comes to the Urban District
Cinemas of Netherfield: The cinema comes to the Urban District
The Music Hall on film: Film clips and stories of some of our music Hall acts
More Music Hall on film: Further film clips and stories of some of our music Hall acts

War: Variety on Film: Acts from the Second World War who kept up our moral.

Theatre

*Theatre tricks and Illusions: Some stage lighting tricks and theatre effects used in shows.
*(Requires full Blackout and set up time)
Beside the seaside beside the sea: the history of seaside entertainment
The Sun, Naked Flames and the Theatre:: The history of lighting the stage from earliest times to the present day..
Its Lightwork: The Stories of 50yrs lighting stage shows and designing theatres around the country
Entertaining Arnold: The history of live entertainment in Arnold
The Music Hall on film: Film clips and stories of some of our music Hall acts
More Music Hall on film: Further film clips and stories of some of our music Hall acts
War: Variety on Film: Acts from the Second World War who kept up our moral
Painting with light: The art of stage lighting, how its done
W J Furse Theatre Division: the history of the uks oldest theatre equipment supplier

Aircraft

The Dragon has Wings: The Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corp Air Unit: the history of a unique airforce
Aircraft in the Spanish Civil War: The rehearsal for World War Two
Small Airforces of the British Empire: How they played their vital part in World War Two
Defender of East Africa : Kenya Auxiliary Air Force and World War Two
Up and At Em: Royal Flying Corp from its formation into war 1911-1914

Computers

From Abacus to PCs; the history of computers
Why should I use a computer I don't need one: an introduction to what computer can do for you and why you need one.
Keeping your computer running smoothly: Basic Desktop maintenance every one should do
*The next two talks require an internet connection if possible
*Searching History: using computers, the internet and libraries to uncover local and family history
*The internet: A source of entertainment, information and wonder!



 
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