This is a new page, added on the 27th September 2018
As I trawl back thro' emails and letter, I'll add more.

20.1.2019  Skipton Gardeners Club
Hello Steve
Skipton Gardeners Club members were delighted to see you again. Your top quality photos and witty comments were fully appreciated.
Thank you.   Kind Regards

15.11.2018       Crossway, Fulwood.

Hi Steve
Many, many thanks for an amazing evening - your presentation was superb - the photography of all the flowers and trees was great and your knowledge of all the many different and unusual plants was outstanding.  You have certainly made many of us want to go to Gresgarth Hall to see for ourselves.
Thanks again
J.   (on behalf of Crossway)

17.10.2018     Thornton-Cleveleys Horticultural Society

A review of my talk abut Holker Hall Gardens to the Society can be seen at:

 19.10.2018     Heald Green Horticultural Society     "Holker Hall Gardens"
Hi Steve . Thanks for the talk last week.
On the strength of it I took my wife there on the train today.
She thought she had died and gone to heaven!
Thanks again

9.10.2018      Rossett Lectures, Harrogate
Many thanks for providing the lecture at Rossett. I have received excellent feedback. Being a Geographer myself I’m sorry to have missed the talk
I’m aware that our equipment didn’t work, so thanks for bringing your own computer etc. I need to look into this
Many thanks again
Regards .     M.

Forum at the Athenaeum
Hi Steve.

We all thank you for a faultless presentation this morning at Forum. I think that there will be quite a few of us going to visit the garden. John and I have driven past, so we do know where it is. So we will wait now and then check on the spring opening days. I am the gardener and the trouble is we only have a small garden. When I saw your flower photos I wanted some of nearly all of them!!

Your enthusiasm showed and what a super hobby to have. Continue to enjoy yourself and many thanks again.

Burnley U3a
Thank you Steve for coming to give your talk to our members this afternoon.

Many were taken on with so many beautiful photo’s.

I hope to be in touch in the not too distant future.

Thanks again,


23.9.2018    Garstang Gardening Club

Hi Steve,

 thank you very much for coming to Garstang Gardening Club a couple of weeks ago, I am  sorry I missed it but there has been a very positive feedback, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and thought your pictures were wonderful.

So once again, a very many thanks.

Best wishes, R

19.9.2018     Lymm Jubilee Gardening Society

It was splendid to meet you last Wednesday evening and huge thanks for your excellent talk to us in Lymm – just right for the occasion and the audience.


With very many thanks and warmest wishes,


4.9.2018      Lytham Gardening Society

Steve,     Just a note to thank you for your presentation last evening.
It was clear to see that the audience was fully engaged with both the topic and the accompanying narrative which you provided. The standard of pictures was equally impressive.
I am sure that our members would be pleased to see you on a future occasion.
Kind regards.


2.6.2018     Lancaster Soroptomists

Thank you so much for your talk to Lancaster Soroptimists at The Holiday Inn.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, in particular the beautiful slides throughout the seasons at Holker.

It was also nice to meet a former colleague although we probably never met in the job.

Hope to catch up with you again sometime and I feel sure that the members will invite you back for one of your other talks.

With best wishes


19.7.2018      St. James's, Leyland, Mother's Union.

Dear Steve

Thank you for coming to talk to the Leyland St James Mothers Union Branch members on the 18th of July, so sorry about the inconvenience regarding the venue, and thank you for your understanding.

We all thoroughly enjoyed your talk, and learning about Moses Holden, and I am looking forward to reading your book 'Moses Holden'.

All the best,    A.

23.10.2017    Thornton-Cleveleys Gardening Club

Hello Steve

Hope you are well.

Just wanted to let you know that I am still receiving feedback on how much your presentation was enjoyed at our Society last month. I hope to be able to book you again - say 2018/19 and will check your website nearer the time for presentation titles.

July 2017
I was present at the Preston Astronomical Society meeting last week. It was a marvellous talk, and as an adopted Prestonian, I am absolutely with you for the recognition of this great man.(Moses Holden). Thanks you for highlighting someone of whom our city should be justifiably proud.

Best wishes,     C.J.

June 2017
On behalf of Preston Patrick and Preston Richard Wi Members, I thank you for coming last night to talk to us and show your super slides on Gresgarth Hall Gardens thro' the Year. I'm sure some members will now visit for the first time, and others make a return visit.

Your sincerely,  B.P.

February 2017
Just a quick note to say a huge thankyou for talking to our group recently. Everyone has mentioned how much they enjoyed the evening talk and slides, particularly as you showed Gresgarth Gardens month by month.

Many thanks,   E.M.

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