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Thursday, January 05th, 2012 | Author: brianh

I have introduced a new talk on Parlington and the military, which includes details of the war in Sudan in 1885 in which Colonel Frederick Richard Trench-Gascoigne, “Dick” to his friends, was a member of the party attempting to rescue General Gordon in Kartoum!

Also information of the army at Parlington during World War Two

Link here: Military Talks Section Select Military from the option menu on the page.

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Monday, March 09th, 2009 | Author: brianh

Update, insufficient speaker numbers have made this idea a non starter at the moment.

To keep abreast of changing circumstances and by popular request, the site is being re-designed to allow business oriented speakers to add their details in a bespoke section, targeted at Yorkshire Business, as a ‘B2B’ resource. So if you have a message to get out to Business in Yorkshire and the neighbouring areas, please add your details. To add an entry to the new section please vist: Add your entry here.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 | Author: brianh

You can now add a picture to your profile on the directory site, this should be a photo file 60×60 pixels at 72dpi like this one:






Simply send me a picture and I will do the rest!

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 | Author: brianh

Yorkshire Speakers features a Bookshop, which is designed for low volume publications, the sort of thing that historical societies produce. It is no competitor to Amazon! but I thought it would be useful for speakers as another route to the public. For those who are new to publishing it is now extremely easy to self publish through websites like

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 | Author: brianh

If you are a speaker finder and you have had a recent talk which you feel others may benefit from, you could post your recommendations here. Your insight could be very productive to other “Finders” and indeed help “Speakers” to be the focus of attention.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 | Author: brianh

The idea for this “Blog/Forum” was suggested by Tony Morris a recent recruit to the Yorkshire Speakers Directory website. He said…”I wonder if you could add a forum to the Yorkshire Speakers Directory site so people could discuss the issues we’ve been writing about and share their experiences.”

The issues were all the usual suspects, no need to mention them here, what would be better is if other users started to set out their own views and then we can see if this site can be of real benefit?

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