Lesley gives regular talks to community, local history and Cornish heritage groups, especially on her extensive research into the experiences the wives ‘left behind’ by emigrating miners in the 19th century, and was recently invited to speak at the International Gathering of Cornish Cousins in Milwaukee, USA.



Talk Topics

The ‘Married Widows’ of Cornwall

More than Deeds & Wills - Surprises form a solicitor's office

Finding the medieval chapel of Holy Trinity, St Day

The history of St Day Town Clock

New ways of using census microdata to research social history



Database Course for Local Historians

By arrangement, Lesley can also provide groups with a full day workshop for local historians, which aims to demystify databases, show how to avoid the pitfalls and help them make best use of these useful tools to record and share their research.



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