Charlie is a tireless performer with a commanding stage presence. He has a number of different shows and talks, including his classic all evening, “Eccentric Look at Suffolk”. He has other shows that you might wish to book him for:

History of English Surnames

Charlie will talk about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking bynames and nicknames we had prior to the Norman Conquest. He will explain how and why surnames evolved after 1066 AD, and the disruption it caused. Charlie then enlightens the audience on the four different types of surnames which includes explaining the meanings of some of the surnames sitting in the audience.

This will be followed by Q&A

History of spoken English

This is not a talk on split infinitives, and what the differences are between the past participle and the past tense. Definitely not! Charlie shows how the seeds of spoken English was first sown, and how each invading force affected the English language with the different sounds they brought. Charlie includes a dialect tour of the British Isles, demonstrating the different facial expressions of each dialect. He also shows how some people he knows that lip read can tell what dialect a person has.

2020 - 2022 Bookings

Key

HOSE - History of Spoken English

HOSE-2 - History of Spoken English - Part 2

HOS – History of Surnames

ELS – Eccentric Look at Suffolk

ELEA – Eccentric Look at East Anglia

ELC – Eccentric Look at the Countryside

ADS – After Dinner Speech

OTP – Open to the Public

PF – Private Function

 

IMPORTANT!

Due to coronavirus restrictions, many of Charlie's 2020 engagements have been postponed - except for his monthly chat on BBC Radio Suffolk, (which he does from home).

But, many organisations are starting to re-book their Charlie Haylock talks for 2021 . . . and Yes ! . . with some bookings in 2022 !

The series of Charlie's, "Suffolk Day Talks" in June 2020 have all been postponed to June and July 2021.

Charlie will be glad when we are given the "All Clear" and he can be on the road again doing what he like doing best . . . standing in front of an audience delivering his informative and entertaining talks.


 

2020 - 2022


October

Thurs 1st Oct - BBC Radio Suffolk - 2.30pm

November

Thurs 5th Nov - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.30pm

Fri 13th Nov - BBC Radio Suffolk - Children in Need

 

December

Thurs 3rd Dec - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.30pm


2021

January

Thurs 7th Jan - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.30pm

Fri 8th Jan - Limebrook U3A - HOS - PF

Tues 19th Jan - Upminster U3A - HOSE-2

Wed 27th Jan – Chorleywood U3A – HOSE - PF

 

February

Tues 9th Feb - Maulden W.I. (Beds) - HOSE - PF?á?

Wed 17th Feb - Redbourne U3A - Herts - HOSE - PF

Tues 23rd Feb - Watford Park U3A - HOSE - PF

Wed 24th Feb - Sainsbury's Veterans - HOSE - PF

 

March

Wed 10th Mar - Felixstowe FHS & Museum – HOSE-2 – PF

Sat 13th March - Brockley Village Hall - OTP

Tues 16th March - Old Ram Tractor Club - ELEA - PF

Thurs 18th March - Stock Harvard W.I. - HOS – PF

 

April

Mon 12th Apr –W Suffolk NHS Retirement Fellowship - ELS - PF

Thurs 15th April – Old Buckenham W.I – HOSE – PF

Fri 16th April - West Hanningfield Church - HOS - PF

Sat 17th April - Melford Bull Ramblers - ELSE - PF

Mon 26th April - Baddow & Galleywood U3A - HOSE

Tues 27th April - Benfleet U3A - HOSE - PF

 

May

Tues 4th May - Townswomen's Guild - Hadleigh, Essex - HOS

Wed 12th May - Ware U3A - HOS - PF

Thurs 13th May 2021 - Stanford-le-Hope U3A - HOS - PF

Fri 14th May - Stanwick W.I. - HOSE - PF

Mon 24th May - East Suffolk U3A - HOS - PF

Thurs 27th May - Watton U3A - HOS - PF

 

June

Fri 4th June– Tendring Dist U3A – HOS – Frinton (morning)

Fri 4th June– Tendring Dist U3A – HOS– Holland-on-Sea (afternoon)

Tues 15th June - Waltham Forest U3A - HOSE-pt2 - PF

Sun 20th June - Two Sisters Theatre, Felixstowe - Suffolk Day Talk - OTP

Mon 21st June - Quay Theatre Sudbury - Suffolk Day Talk - OTP (Tickets on sale soon ! )

Wed 23rd June – Chorleywood U3A – HOSE - PF

Thurs 24th June - Warley U3A - HOSE - PF

 

July

Fri 2nd July - Southwold Arts Festival - Suffolk Day Talk - OTP

 

September

Wed 1st Sept - South Woodham Ferrers U3A - HOSE - PF (morning)

Wed 1st Sept - Broadway Belles W.I. - Leigh-on-Sea - HOSE - PF (evening)

Thurs 9th Sept - Wickham Mkt W.I. - HOS - PF

Mon 27th Sept - Dalham and Gazeley W.I. - HOS - PF

October

Sat 2nd Oct - Melton Old Church - HOSE - OTP

Tues 5th Oct – Halstead U3A – HOS – PF

Thurs 14th Oct – Haverhill FHG – HOSE - PF

Mon 18th Oct - Sible Hedingham W.I. - HOS

Tues 19th Oct - Waltham Forest U3A - HOS - PF

Sat 23rd Oct - Royal Harwich YC - ADS - PF

Thurs 28th Oct - Beacon Wine Circle - HOS - PF

Fri 29th Oct – Bures Darby & Joan Club – HOSE – PF

 

 

November

Wed 10th Nov - Writtle Evening W.I. - HOSE - PF

Fri 19th Nov - Carleton Rode Hist Group - HOSE - PF

 

December

Wed 1st Dec – Westerfield & Dist. Gardening Club – HOS – PF

Mon 6th Dec - Blackbourne U3A - HOS - PF

Wed 8th Dec - Fobbing Ladies Lunch Club – HOS – PF

 

2022

 

April

Mon 11th April -  Bishop's Stortford U3A – HOSE– PF

 

July

Tues 19th July - St Neot's U3A - HOSE - PF

Mon 25th July - Hutton U3A - ELC - PF

 

November

Mon 14th Nov -  Bishop's Stortford U3A – HOS– PF


 

Key

HOSE - History of Spoken English

HOSE-2 - History of Spoken English - Part 2

HOS – History of Surnames

ELS – Eccentric Look at Suffolk

ELEA – Eccentric Look at East Anglia

ELC – Eccentric Look at the Countryside

ADS – After Dinner Speech

OTP – Open to the Public

PF – Private Function