Presentation Diary


 Projector Screen 4

‘The Pulhams of Broxbourne’

a Presentation by

Claude Hitching *


Valerie Christman

(*  See Below)

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Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 at 2.00 p.m.

 for The Friends of Worth Park

Ridley’s Court, Worth Park Gardens, Milton Mount Avenue, Crawley, RH10 3DY

This will be my final ‘Stand-up’ presentation before I hand over the reins to Val, and concentrate my efforts on the website.   It would be really nice to see as many of my friends as possible at this event, but numbers are limited, so, if you can fit this date into your diary, it would be helpful if you could book your place with Pam Graham on 01293 883096 (Mob: 07954 247 095), or at, by Friday, 1st September, so that she knows how many ‘guests’ to expect, and make arrangements accordingly.   Admission for ‘Guests’ is £5 each, and we look forward to seeing you there,

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Presentation Format

 Claude will talk about some of the experiences he encountered during his research leading up to the publication of his critically-acclaimed book,

Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy,

and Valerie – who is directly descended from the Pulham family, and is an amateur geologist and professional garden designer in her own right – talks about the buildings, landscapes and garden ornaments they created, and of her practical experiences with the production and use of Pulhamite cement.   This will normally be followed by a short Q & A session, after which Claude will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available at a specially discounted Presentation Price of £20 per copy.

Claude and Val have prepared a special video montage of pictures and photographs that, time permitting, can be run during the assembly of guests prior to the commencement of the talks.   The pictures are all examples of landscapes and ornaments created by ‘The Pulhams of Broxbourne’, and help to illustrate the tremendous range of expertise and skills of which this remarkable firm was capable.

Note:   Val will be available for solo presentations after this event, and bookings can be made by contacting Claude in the usual way, as noted below.

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The proposer of a Vote of Thanks at a recent presentation said:

It was an absolutely enchanting story, told in such a light and entertaining way.

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Contact Details

 Claude and Val will be delighted to discuss bookings for Presentations to any relevant groups or societies – large or small.   In the first instance, contact Claude at either 01707 323391 or

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