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Events

I give talks about my books regularly. Please get in touch if you’d like to book an event:

2022

Widows of the Ice talks:

Hedgerley Historical Society      18 May

The Bookshop, East Grinstead    16 June

WARWICK WORDS HISTORY FESTIVAL – Saturday 8 October
Castle Hill Baptist Church
4.30pm

Tickets from https://warwickwords.co.uk/index.php/event/2022/92-saturday-8-october-2022/304-anne-fletcher

PAST

2021

Tuesday 16th November      ZOOM TALK       2pm

A talk for the Doncaster & District Family History Society

Wednesday 24th November      ZOOM TALK        7.30pm

A talk for the Doncaster & District Family History Society

Saturday 3rd April      ZOOM TALK        10.30am

A talk for the Wakefield & District Family History Society.  

2020

Friday 13th November  1.00pm       ZOOM TALK   (link to follow)

Leeds Central Library

My ancestor Joseph Hobson Jagger – the true story of Bradford’s ‘Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.’ Anne Fletcher, his great-great-great niece will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story and her biography of him, From the Mill to Monte Carlo.

Tuesday 31st March 2020      POSTPONED

Venue tbc  A talk for the Castle Village Luncheon Club.

Monday 8th June 2020            POSTPONED

Venue tbc  A talk for the Oakfield Ladies’ Group.

Thursday 8th October  7.30pm    

Joseph Hobson Jagger: Bradford’s ‘Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.’ Anne Fletcher, his great-great-great niece will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story and how newly discovered sources and the assistance of local history societies helped her prevent his extraordinary life from being lost to history.

A talk for the Bingley History Society. Church House, Old Main Street, Bingley BD16 2RH 

2019

Friday 27th September 7.00pm

A SPECIAL EVENT FOR THE RYEDALE BOOK FESTIVAL
Norton Library, Commercial Street , Norton, YO17 9ES

EVENT: From the Mill to Monte Carlo
(Talk, interview and book signing)

TIckets from https://ryedalebookfestival.com/whats-on/anne-fletcher-from-the-mill-to-monte-carlo/

Monday 30th September 4.30pm

WARWICK WORDS HISTORY FESTIVAL
Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

EVENT: Anne Fletcher – From the Mill to Monte Carlo
(Talk, Q & A and book signing)

Tickets from https://warwickwords.co.uk/index.php/component/rseventspro/event/254-anne-fletcher-from-the-mill-to-monte-carlo

Friday 20th September 5.30pm

GLOUCESTER HISTORY FESTIVAL
Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester

EVENT: Scriptorium Shorts – Anne Fletcher – From the Mill to Monte Carlo
(Talk and book signing)

https://gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk/events/scriptorium-shorts-from-the-mill-to-monte-carlo-anne-fletcher/

Saturday 14th July 12 noon and 2pm
Bradford City Library and Local Studies Library
The story of the man from Bradford who beat the casino told by his great, great, great niece Anne Fletcher. Meet the author from 12pm, First Floor, City Library and join her for a free talk and chat at 2pm in the Local Studies Library, Margaret McMillan Tower, (side entrance).

Wednesday 10th July 11am

Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP19 9HH.

A talk for the Aylesbury Vale U3A.

Saturday 15th June BUCKINGHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL

Saturday 18th May 8.00pm

Hedgerley Memorial Hall, Buckinghamshire.

Joseph Hobson Jagger: The ‘Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.’ Local author and historian Anne Fletcher, Jagger’s great-great-great niece will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story and how newly discovered sources and the assistance of local history societies helped her prevent his extraordinary life from being lost to history.

A talk for the Hedgerley Historical Society.

Sunday 14th April 1.00 pm Afternoon tea & talk

The Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford.

Tickets via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-mill-to-monte-carlo-afternoon-tea-talk-tickets-58657722828?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

A talk for the Bradford Civic Society.

Saturday 13th April Cleveland Family History Day

Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner, Darlington DL10 6NR.

From the Mill to Monte Carlo : ‘A thrilling true detective story that redefines family history ’ (Jonathan Foyle) Anne Fletcher, his great-great-great niece will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story and how newly discovered sources and the assistance of local history societies helped her prevent his extraordinary life from being lost to history.

Tuesday 19th March 7.30pm

The Piece Hall, Halifax

A talk for the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Monday 18th March  7.30pm

Glynde House, Bradford 

My ancestor Joseph Hobson Jagger – the true story of Bradford’s ‘Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.’   

A talk for the Bradford Family History Society.

2018

Sunday 15th July   11am-3pm

Waterstones Wool Exchange Bradford

Meet the author in this wonderful bookshop, the former home of the Wool Exchange and a location in  From the Mill to Monte Carlo.

Sunday 2nd September  11.45 – 1245

Secret Lives conference  (secretlives.org.uk)

Joseph Hobson Jagger, who worked as a child in the mills of Victorian Bradford, broke the bank at Monte Carlo in 1880. Despite this extraordinary achievement, little evidence of his life has survived in archives or newspaper collections and he has been eclipsed by more famous winners. In fact, so little evidence survives that not only his win, but his very existence has been doubted. Anne Fletcher, his great-great-great niece will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story and how newly discovered sources and the assistance of local history societies helped her prevent his extraordinary life from being lost to history. She will reveal not only why Jagger went to Monte Carlo but why his experience of the industrial revolution gave him the means to defeat the casino and return home a millionaire.

Tuesday 16th October  11.00am

West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Joseph Hobson Jagger: Bradford’s ‘Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo’ Anne Fletcher will talk about her search for her ancestor’s story; why his upbringing in Victorian Bradford helped him to defeat the casino and how Wakefield’s archives helped her trace what happened to his millions.

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