David Elvin

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Phone Number(s):

020-8767-6641, 07850-058537

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Formerly a banker (AIB). A mem.& Friend of the Nat.Mar. Museum, Greenwich (Portsmouth). Mem. of the Nelson Soc. Mem. of the Soc. for Nautical Res. Mem. of the Inst.of Hist. Res. Mem.of the Naval Dockyards Soc. Master of Arts degree in Maritime History

Personal Interests:

Maritime History - MA Degree
Steam:Locomotive & Stationary
Nelson & his Navy
Antiques & Architecture

Special Interests:


Furniture and clocks

Castles & Palaces

Their construction and purpose in their time. Function and form

Churches & Cathedrals

The function and form of the buildings. I am a qualified guide for York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Chester Cathedral & Salisbury Cathedral

Conferences & Incentives

I lecture in Art Galleries and Museums throughout the United Kingdom. I also specialise in Marine Art

History & Prehistory

Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Georgian. Industrial revolution / Industrial Architecture & Heritage.

Lecture Subjects

Maritime Britain: Construction of ships, particularly the period 1650-1850, and naval lives - Nelson and Cochrane. History: Anglo-Saxons, medieval up to and including Tudor and Georgian. Scottish history. The Spencer-Churchill families. Brocket Hall.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

I specialise in Georgian architecture. I am the Historian for Brocket Hall.


Land, sea and air. Land, especially steam locomotion. Sea, maritime history,naval history in the age of sail. See Lectures.

Walking Tours

Particularly the City of London and Royal London


York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Docklands, Salisbury Cathedral

Additional Qualifications:

M.A. (Maritime History), LFGGL

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