About the talks – please scroll down

I adopt the chosen character and in costume, use the Paston Letters and related sources to provide an individual history as well as a perspective on the life and times of the Pastons. The costumes are created by Penelope Knee. Talks tailored to suit audiences and locations.

A new range of costumed character talks is available – please see:


From the Mulbarton Heritage Group: ‘Thanks you for your EXCELLENT presentation at our Heritage Group meeting in November….there were many appreciative comments…’

From the Aylsham Local History Society: ‘ Thank you, Rob, for a most informative talk on ‘The Pastons’. It was greatly enhanced by your appearance in character costume and your ability to find humour amongst the Paston Letters’

From the Cromer Society:’ His presentation was not without humour, retaining the attention of an audience of over 60 each week. Each lecture began with the life and letters of the Paston whose costume he was wearing. Robert filled in the historical details. The course was very well received’

From the Dereham Antiquarian Society: Just a line or two to thank you for the splendid show you gave to members of the Dereham Antiquarian Society.
I have had some very good feed back from members and they are interested in another talk in next years programme.
So I’ll be looking to book you for the 2016 programme in the near future.

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Sir John Fenn of East Dereham, Norfolk who was responsible for publishing the Paston Letters