What They Say . . .
Friends of The Keep Archive
It was a wonderful expose of the medieval world which left me feeling that I wish I could read Latin with ease. In a later manuscript there was a little about some attendants dieing in the middle of a speech: there was an English translation opposite which proved once more to me that all the Latin I once may have known has departed from my brain . . .
I wonder if I should fly to see the Book of Kells or catch a train to Newcastle to see the Lindisfarne Bible.
During a part of the period under discussion, I think we may have been in the dark ages. I feel we are in a new very dark age now! It was a relief to me to hear a scholar at work.
Bill Shelford, Chairman, FoTKA
Herne Bay Historical Records Society
Dr David Wright’s presentation on the Parish of Reculver was both informative and well-illustrated. Society members undertaking their own research, were readily able to benefit from the speaker’s vast experience in the field, especially in the early medieval period. Dr Wright’s advice on where to find printed and manuscript sources was particularly appreciated.
Mike Bundock, Chairman, HBHRS
The talk I attended conducted by David on Parishes and workhouse was one of if not the most informative talks I have had the pleasure of attending for some time and I came away most informed armed with knowledge I previously didn't possess so thank you David
- Frank Skinner
We were very fortunate in having Dr David Wright visit our association at Tweed Heads South, New South Wales on Tuesday 1 October 2019. David's presentation on The Workhouse was very informative and enjoyed by all. Thank you David, I hope you will return at some stage
- Bev O'Hara
GSQ was very impressed and I heard good things about your presentations at the NSW State conference - Cathie Sherwood
An interesting presentation on The Workhouses and their beginnings in Kent. An interesting gentleman and animated speaker. Thank you David for taking the time to visit us - Lesley Spalding
Thank you so much, David, for an excellent talk on The English Workhouse on 1 October. Our group was most impressed with your depth of knowledge on the subject. I highly recommend David's talks to others able to attend one on his lecture tour - Marion Kelso
"... just to say a big thank you for last nights presentation. It was very informative and anyone with Kent Ancestors (and those like me without any) should have picked up lots of pointers of where to look and what to look for. I think the lack of questions showed that they had been told everything they needed to know.
Deal branch of Kent FHS
"... my gratitude for the quality of your talk, and comprehensive manner in which you dealt with a very broad subject in the limited allotted time. The breadth of the subject would justify a lengthier time-slot or even a dedicated workshop ... I would like to thank you for addressing my (research) queries at the end of the evening."
Peter R - Whitstable
“... a massive subject that was covered in 75 minutes. Thoroughly enjoyed it and could have listened for another hour.”
Susan R - Tunbridge Wells