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 popular shows that you might wish to book him for:

NEW TALK!!!

Charlie was personally chosen by the great Ralph Fiennes to be the dialect coach for the wonderful Netflix film The Dig. Charlie has created a fascinating new talk about his experiences preparing Ralph and the cast for their roles and Charlie will reveal the extraordinary lengths Ralph Fiennes took, not only to play Basil Brown, but to become Basil Brown!

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.

 

 

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

 

IMPORTANT!


Due to Covid 19 restrictions, many of Charlie's engagements in 2020 and 2021 were postponed - except for his monthly chat on BBC Radio Suffolk, (which he did from home).
Many organisations are now re-booking their Charlie Haylock talks for later in 2021 into 2022 . . . and Yes ! . . with some bookings in 2023 !
Charlie is glad that many restrictions have been lifted . . .  and he can now be on the road again doing what he likes doing best . . . standing in front of an audience delivering his informative and entertaining talks.

 

 

2021 - 2023 Bookings

Key

TD - Charlie and "The Dig"

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

 

2021 - 2022

2021

November

Tues 2nd Nov -  Southwold Museum and Historical Soc. - HOSE - PF

Wed 3rd Nov - Chelmsford & Dist. NT - HOS - PF

Thurs 4th Nov - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.15pm

Sat 6th Nov - Stansfield Village Hall  - TD - OTP

Mon 8th Nov –W Suffolk NHS Retirement Fellowship - TD - PF

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

Thurs 11th Nov - Elmswell History Group - TD - OTP

Fri 12th Nov - Westhorpe VH - TD - OTP

Thur 18th Nov - Old Ram Tractor Club - TG - PF

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

Sat 20th Nov - Holbrook Christmas Market - Village Hall - 11am to 2pm

Sat 20th Nov - Birch Grove GC - 80th Birthday - PF

Mon 22nd Nov - Bramford History Club - HOS - PF

Sat 27th Nov - Stowlangtoft Church - TD - OTP

 

December

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

Thurs 2nd Dec - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.15pm

Sat 4th Dec - All Saints, Holbrook - Carol Concert - 2.30pm

Sun 5th Dec - Leiston Film Theatre - TD - OTP

Mon 6th Dec - Blackbourne U3A - HOS - PF

Wed 8th Dec - Felixstowe FHS & Museum – TD

Thurs 9th Dec - Stanford-le-Hope U3A - HOS - PF

Sat 18th Dec - Harkstead Farmers' Market - 9 to 12 noon

 

 

2022

January

Thurs 6th Jan - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.15pm

Fri 7th Jan  – Tendring Dist U3A – HOS – Frinton (morning) - PF

Fri 7th Jan  – Tendring Dist U3A – HOS– Holland-on-Sea (afternoon) - PF

Thurs 13th Jan - Buckhurst U3A - HOS - PF

Sat 15th Jan - Read Easy Ipswich - HOSE - PF

Tues 18th Jan - Bury St Edmunds U3A - TD - PF

Wed 19th Jan - Stowmarket U3A - TD - PF

 

February

Thurs 3rd Feb - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.15pm

Thurs 3rd Feb - Woodbridge Society - TD - PF

Sat 5th Feb - The Bury Society - TD - PF

Wed 9th Feb - Colchester  APPPT - PF - evening

Thurs 10th Feb - Felixstowe Landguard Rotary - ADT - PF

Mon 14th Feb - Hadleigh U3A - TD - PF

Wed 16th Feb - Framlingham History Society - TD - PF

Thurs 17th Feb - Henley W.I. - TD  - PF

Tues 22nd Feb - Watford Park U3A - HOSE - PF

Wed 23rd Feb  – Chorleywood U3A – HOSE - PF

 

 

March

Tues 1st Mar - Stowmarket Probus Club - HOSE - PF

Thurs 3rd Mar - BBC Radio Suffolk - 3.15pm

Sat 5th Mar - Brockley Village Hall - TD - OTP

Wed 9th Mar - Havering U3A - HOS - PF

Wed 16th Mar - Boxted Hist Group - TD - PF

Fri 18th Mar -  Grey Friars Guild - Colchester - HOSE - PF

Sat 19th Mar - Burston Church - Norfolk - HOSE - OTP

Sat 26th Mar - Harkstead Church - HOSE - OTP

Tues 29th Mar - Earl Soham W.I. - TD - PF

Wed 30th Mar - Kesgrave W.I. - TD - PF

 

April

Sat 2nd April - Melford Bull Ramblers - ELSE - PF

Tues 5th April - Onehouse Local History Group

Wed 6th April - Haughley W.I. - TD  - PF

Sat 9th April - Melton Old Church - TD - PF

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

Tues 12th April - Mauldon W.I. (Beds) - HOSE - PF

Tues 19th April - Mildenhall W.I. - TD - PF

Wed 20th April - Higham & Rushden U3A - HOSE - PF

Thurs 21st April – Old Buckenham W.I – HOSE – PF

Tues 26th April - Benfleet U3A - HOSE - PF

Thurs 28th April - W.I. Dove Group - TD - PF

 

May

Thurs 5th May - Walberswick W.I. - HOSE - PF

Sat 7th May - Lower Layham  - TD - PF

Mon 9th May - Blo Norton LHG - TD - PF

Thurs 12th May - Great Bentley - HOSE - PF

Fri 13th May - Holbrook Society - TD - OTP

Thurs 19th May - St Mary's Fellowship - Bocking - TD - PF

Fri 20th May - Harwich Electrical Palace - TD - PF

Mon 23th May - East Suffolk U3A - HOS - PF

 

June

Sat 4th June - Roding Rotary Club - Eccentric Look at Spoken English - PF

Wed 8th June  - Writtle Evening W.I. - HOS - PF

Fri 17th June - Felixstowe Arts Centre - Suffolk Day Talk - OTP

Tues 21st June - Quay Theatre Sudbury  - TD  - OTP

Wed 22nd June - MDM Birthday - ADT - PF

Fri 24th June - Friends in Bereavement - Stowmarket - TD - PF

 

July

Fri 1st July - Southwold Arts Festival - TD - OTP

Wed 6th July - South Woodham Ferrers U3A - HOSE - PF

Mon 11th July - Buntingford U3A - HOSE - PF

Wed 13th July  - Ware U3A - HOS - PF  - afternoon

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

Tues 20th July - Ely Cathedral - PF

Thurs 21st July- Watton U3A - HOS - PF

Mon 25th July - Hutton U3A - ELC - PF

Wed 27th July - Sainsbury's Veterans - HOSE - PF

 

September

Fri 9th Sept - Bures Darby & Joan - TD - PF

Wed 14th Sept  - Little Waldingfield Hist. Soc. - TD - PF

Thurs 15th Sept - Tiptree U3A - TD - PF

Wed 21st Cornards & Chilton HC - TD - PF

Thurs 29th Sept - Thetford U3A - TD - PF

 

October

Wed 12th Oct - Stour Valley U3A - TD - PF

Tues 18th Oct- Upminster U3A - HOSE-2 - PF

Thurs 20th Oct - Alton Belles W.I. - TD - PF

Fri 21st Oct - Trafalgar Day Talk - Shotley Peninsular - PF

Fri 28th October - Bungay Flower Club - TD - PF

 

November

Wed 9th Nov - Havering U3A - TD - PF

Sat 12th Nov - Foxearth & Dist. LHS - HOSE - PF

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

Thurs 17th Nov - Butley W.I. - TD - PF 

Tues 22nd Nov - Fressingfield LH & AG - TD - PF

 

December

Wed 14th Dec - Beccles U3A - HOSE - PF (morning)

Wed 14th Dec - Chelmsford & Dist. NT - TD - PF    (evening)

 

 

2023

January

Tues 24th Jan - Sudbury U3A - TD - PF

 

February

Mon 13th Feb - W Suffolk NHS Retirement Fellowship - ELS - PF

Thurs 16th Feb - Upminster Wine & Social Club - HOSE - PF

Fri 17th Feb - Beacon Wine Circle - TD - PF

 

Key

TD - Charlie and "The Dig"

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