Captain William Wells
An experienced and very popular speaker, who is a member of the Professional Speakers Association. A former vice-president of Toastmasters International. A ship's captain and a licensed commercial marine pilot.
He will bring to your event a refreshing, informative and entertaining speech with both great authority and enthusiasm. Some comments have stated: "William is a hard act to follow"
He provides first class state-of-the-art digital power point. A Master Mariner and former ship's captain, his seafaring career spanned almost 49 years. Promoted to captain by the age of 28, he then became a Trinity House licensed pilot in the Port of London, operating on the river between Gravesend and London Bridge. He has many wonderful and interesting stories to tell..
Admiral Lord Nelson -
Examining the man behind the portraits.
The Tower of London and London Bridge - Two of London’s most iconic landmarks are discussed in this sensational talk. The Tower of London, built by William the Conqueror became a battle fortress and a place of horror. With its macabre history of torture and executions, the incarceration of Queens and nobles, the housing of jewels and even a menagerie, it remains one of the most historically important buildings in London. Tower Bridge, adjacent to the Tower of London was, when built, the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge in Europe. We look at its history and construction as well as many of the ‘out of the ordinary’ events that have taken place there.
London's Liquid History
- It has been said that the great St. Lawrence River is
pure liquid; the Mississippi is muddy liquid, but London’s
River Thames is liquid history. This is the story of
England’s most important waterway – The River Thames. From
source to sea, we view the bridges, weirs, locks, islands,
ferries, tunnels, docks and tides. We look at its strategic
importance as well as some of the exciting and tragic events
which have taken place there. We see how the river has been
used by Royalty and commoners, politicians and sailors and
why it is known as ‘Liquid Silver’.