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Public Speaker
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 21, 2011: A familiar face doing unfamiliar things in an unfamiliar place - that was Robert Pyle on Tuesday when he visited Exbourne Village Hall to give a talk about the auctioneering business to the Exbourne Local History Group. Robert had apparently been 'dropped into it' at the last minute and claimed he had no previous experience of speaking in public! Hah! His impromptu talk from a hand-written script, was highly entertaining, and failed only in being too brief and lacking in more deviation from the plot. Cleverly he padded out the session by bringing along 30 antique items for the club members to identify, which kept people scratching their heads for quite a while, particularly over the more unusual items. Here are two of them - a kingfisher trap and a coat hook ... or were they a door knocker and a powder horn?, Cheers Robert. Have you thought perhaps about doing more speaking in public?



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