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Helen Baggott

Speaker Topics

History, Other

Locations Covered​

- South West




Short Notice

Profile Bio

As well as writing the Posted in the Past series of books, Helen has contributed articles to regional magazines and Family Tree magazine's blog.

National magazines include:
Who Do You Think You Are?
This England
Discover Your Ancestors
The Card Scene
Picture Postcard Monthly

Her work has been recognised in two national newspapers as a Postcard and Heirloom Detective.

Talk Description

Posted in the Past

Based on the books Posted in the Past and Posted in the Past Second Delivery, this talk reveals the true stories behind postcards sent in the early years of the 20th century. Using genealogy, Helen has researched the families to reveal their stories. Illustrated by images of some of the postcards, this talk shares a few of these stories.

A 10-year-old servant working for a laundress in 19th-century Bath, the man who helped keep the doors to Great Ormond Street Hospital open for more than 30 years, a soldier killed in the First World War – all connected by messages sent using the first real social media phenomenon of the 20th century.

Other Talks

Helen is able to offer at least ten talks that all include social history revealed through postcards sent more than a hundred years ago. Please contact her for a full list.

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