Ruth Da Silva

I’m Ruth Imeson Da Silva and I have loved history and its secrets all my life. So, I became an archivist and now I’m lucky enough to discover a new story every day and I want to share some of them with you.

My day job sees me managing Nottinghamshire Archives and protecting the county’s stories. All the opinions on this blog, Twitter or anywhere else you might find me are mine alone.

When I’m not being an archivist I am either writing or speaking about history. I can travel within Nottinghamshire, south Derbyshire and North Leicestershire and speak about the following stories:

  • Captain Albert Ball VC – World War I flying ace from Nottingham
  • Sergeant Will Streets – World War I soldier, miner and poet from Whitwell
  • Will, Bob and Charlie: A Tale of Three Soldiers
  • Gertrude Savile: A Georgian lady in her own words (think Eastenders meets Downton Abbey)
  • Thomas Howitt – The Man who Built the Left Lion
  • Sherwood Forest and the Charter of 1217
  • Lieutenant Ted Ward and the Wipers Times
  • John Darrel – the Elizabethan Exorcist

All stories are told from original letters, diaries, journals and genuine archival documents. Fully illustrated the talks last approximately one hour.

Please contact me for further details.