What they are saying

I would like to extend my thanks on behalf of the Tonbridge U3A for a most interesting and entertaining presentation on Agatha Christie..

The talk was very well attended and well received by our members and was filled with intrigue and mystery. I found it not only absorbing but extremely informative too with a few cliff hangers!

It was years ago when I read her novels, but your talk has inspired me to re-read 'The ABC Murders" and "Then There Were None" again, so I'll be contacting the library to reserve both copies.

Once again thank you so much for a 'thrilling' presentation and we hope to see you in the future for another enthralling talk.

Thank you.

Tonbridge U3A 

Very many thanks for a most entertaining and informative talk on Billy Butlins contribution to the holiday industry. I received many compliments about your talk from Probus members The talk you provided I believe was the most interesting that our Club has been treated to and many of our members, who do some speaking events appreciated the professionalism you demonstrated . I’m sure we will call upon your services .again in future.

Frodsham Probus Club

A brilliant talk! Thank you so much for entertaining us this afternoon. By far the best speaker and most professional presentation I can remember.

Sturminster Newton u3a

Thank you for giving us a most enjoyable talk on Butlins Holiday Camps. It was very informative and amusing and above all well presented. Here are some comments I have received:

* I think that we had another winner! It's going to be hard to equal.

* Thanks for arranging another super speaker to keep us all amused and occupied at this difficult time. It was a really funny and excellent presentation which told me lots of things I never knew about Billy, Butlins Holiday Camps and the amazing list of entertainers that he produced. Billy Butlin was certainly the ultimate entrepreneur!

* I thought our speaker today was very entertaining and certainly gave us a trace of the history of Butlin’s Holiday Camps. Oh, how life changes with the passage of time, especially that ocean cruising is now replacing holiday camps. However, I still believe that there will be place for a holiday camp whether it be residential or camping/caravan as families love being entertained whilst on holiday.

* The quality of our speakers has always impressed me but our speaker today surpassed even my expectations. Well done!

We do not expect feedback so it is great when it is sent in spontaneously.

Maney Probus Club

Sutton Coldfield

Thank you so much for your Talk ‘The Curious Incident of Agatha Christie ‘

to our Hinckley U3A yesterday.

Members have already said how much they enjoyed it...your professionalism and knowledge

is really great and it keeps everyone enthralled in her different stories.

Hinckley u3a

Thank you for a most enjoyable Zoom talk "A Celebration of Christmas" this afternoon. It really caught the Christmas Spirit

Wetherby and District u3a

Hello Stephen,

Just a quick line to express our thanks to you for such an professional, informative and entertaining evening with your 'Butlins' talk. The quality of the presentation and the professionalism with which it was delivered was amazing. The number of texts and phone calls I have received saying the same to me is amazing. We have never had such a positive response.

Tottington and Bury West Rotary Club

Thank you for your excellent 'Agatha Christie' talk. I really enjoyed it and have had such good feedback from everyone, e.g. "I felt cheery and uplifted", "the talk prompted me to order a couple of titles online" to quote just a couple.

Everyone agreed we'd love you to talk to us again, perhaps your Butlin presentation on Zoom and your magic one when we're all allowed out again.

Lincoln Soroptomists

On behalf of the members, I would like to thank you for the talk this afternoon. It really was a bit of everything, and the quiz and magic brought a different dimension to the clips.

Kind regards

Kegworth WI


Our members enjoyed your presentation enormously. I have had a lot of positive feedback from members and guests who who were delighted with your references to entertainment stars and Billy Butlin's successes during the heady days of the 60s and 70s. Thanks again for the quality presentation and rewarding us with fond memories.

Judging from the response, I anticipate being in touch with you again soon.

Ampthill & District 41 and Tangent Clubs

Just a short note of thanks for your splendid Christmas Party!!

This was enjoyed by members and we have had an incredibly good feedback from them.

Once again, my thanks.

Barming History Society.

Thank you for your talk last night. I have had a lot of positive feedback about the evening and your presentation. It was greatly enjoyed.

Rotary Club of Tarporley

Thank you for your most interesting talk the other night. We learned such a lot about Butlins. What an exciting career you had and to meet all those famous entertainers

We shall bear you in mind for another zoom talk.

Sheepy W.I.

Hi Stephen, thank you for an excellent night. We have received lots of complimentary messages

Horbury & Ossett Phoenix Rotary club

Thank you for this afternoon’s entertainment, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and there was some positive feedback after you had left. I am already receiving emails telling me how much people have enjoyed it – and asking for more!

Branston u3a

Very many thanks for your talk today.

It was excellent, and I have already received several complimentary comments from U3A members. It is a fascinating subject, and, like all exceptionally good talks, it left us wanting to find out more.

Your mastery of the technology was also much appreciated and made for an enjoyable experience for all. Thank you too for telling us about your other talks, which I am sure are equally interesting.

Blackbourne u3a

Thanks, Stephen, for an excellent talk, we look forward to hearing you again

Brentwood 41 Club

Many thanks Stephen for a great afternoons’ entertainment. You must have put in a huge amount of work putting it all together and it was worth it. Many highlights and memories and it worked.

Driffield and Wolds u3a