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. What a superb Orator is Mr. Ian Maber “The Teller of Tales” . The talk that he gave us was “Only in India”, ( one of many he has  to offer). After his personal introduction, which illustrated the most prestigious and interesting career, in a world wide capacity,
Mr Maber delivered us a fully illustrated  talk on how a Briton sees India. We were all completely engulfed in the humour of his observations on everyday life,( not a dry eye in the house.) It is a long time since I have laughed so heartily, and  in so lighthearted a manner.
I have obtained his business card, and will hand it to the Speaker finders of my Ladies luncheon groups  for future reference.I will certainly not miss any talks that we may be lucky enough to secure.
 I hope that you can obtain his services for our subsequent gatherings.
Again, please accept my thanks for the most enjoyable day.
Yours most sincerely,

Baroness Jessica Driffill
M.C.S.P., Grad dip.Phys. S.R.P.(retired)  


Hi Ian,


Thank you for an enjoyable presentation, I had good feedback from members. …you did leave them wanting more. I shall be putting together a list of possible speakers to the committee, for next year’s programme ( starts May 2016). Your name will be on it



Granby and Sutton W.I.

Mr Maber I found via another group who were singing his praises, and on enquiring managed to book him for one of our meetings.

 His Talk was entitled 'Surviving the Sixties'.

 Our senior group found him a very good story teller, with good graphics to enhance this nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

We enjoyed it so much that he has a return booking with us later in the year. A good speaker with a world of knowledge and keeps you awake, and interested, well worth his fee.

Patricia Owen

Friendship Club



"An interesting and reminiscent 45  minute talk entitled 'Surviving the 60's' given by Ian last week was well received by members of the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven. A good power point presentation accompanying the talk brought back many memories."


Mike Charity

Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven


Bookings  have included:
















My family enjoyed the talk that you gave for us and found the topic most amusing as they were able to relate to that period in time.

Janie McCormack



I just want to say how much the ladies of Grantham Ladies Probus enjoyed your talk entitled "Only in India". It made me thankful that our summer temperatures never reach over 40C, and that we can travel safely on most of our roads and railways!!

Not only did you give us an interesting insight into your time there, but you certainly made us laugh.

We had a lovely afternoon and would like you to entertain us again please.

Kind regards,

Julie Caunt

Grantham Ladies Probus 



We had an excellent and very funny talk by Ian for which we would like to thank him. I would highly recommend him for any event. It was very well put together and very original. I would have no hesitation in asking him back.


Many thanks

Masonic Ladies Luncheon Club


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Ian with the president of Skegness Probus Mens Group



Only in India


Thank you for your excellent  illustrated talk to the first monday club the other day.


What members liked was the easy  presentation , the great humourous pictures  as we went on the journey and of course the linking narrative from yourself.

Somehow telling the story when it has happened to oneself adds a greater dimension.


It  served to add or reinforce some stories that members had heard about the huge continent and its ways.


As you know I have been asked by members to engage your services for later next year , which in due course when I plan Autumn 2017 I will contact you.






Michael Cassidy

Chairman FMC

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" "Laughing my way around the world" is a truly hilarious presentation and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

The technology is superb and we saw parts of the world that we are never likely to see in a lifetime. 

It just brightened up the whole day. 

Will be arranging another visit soon.

Nigel Denton

Salvation Army and Wigston Probus


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  • On behalf of Rochford Ladies we wish to thank you for a most enjoyable evening. 
  • Your presentation was outstanding and left us 'gobsmacked'. We were captivated by your tales and humour. It's not every day you see so many old ladies smiling all at the same time. As Frank Carson would say, It's a cracker. We hope to see you again in the not to distant future. 

  • Best wishes Rochford Ladies, Boston.



Hi Ian

Thank you so much for coming to entertain our group of mainly elderly visually impaired members at VI- SN (Visually Impaired South Notts).  

  Your talk was very entertaining and the musical interludes were received well and extremely appropriately placed. Although some of the members were unable to see your slide show of pictures to accompany your talk your description of what was on the screen did, I am sure, enable them to imagine the setting and put your words into context. It was quite evident by their interaction and responses that they were well entertained and interested.

   "Laughing my way round the world" was a totally appropriate title for your exploits on your travels and  taking the listeners on a journey through the alphabet made them guess at what was to come next.

  A great evening enjoyed by the members, committee and helpers alike. Thank you for entertaining us.

Chris Gardner - events organiser VI- SN ( Visually Impaired South Notts)

Hi Ian


On behalf of all the U3A members who attended yesterday’s meeting, I would like to thank you for a most entertaining presentation. I’m sure that many will raise a chuckle when something prompts them to remember some of your incidents. The changes from countries in your alphabet to items such as “lost in translation” was interesting, though by the time you got near the end I had worked out that X would be Xray.


Best regards


The Deepings U3A

  • Hi Ian, 

  •  You visited our WI last thursday I and I am sure I can speak for all our members who throughly enjoyed your entertaining and light hearted presentation. I was watching our members reactions and they all appeared to enjoy what they heard and the way you presented same. Peoples comments were ,'When can we book him again.' 
  • I think that says it all. 
  • Many thanks. 
  • Kate
  • Wyberton W.I.

Ian's talk Take Two took us into the amazing world of animation.  

Ian was undoubtedly a well prepared

speaker with his own head mike, speakers and high definition projector and screen.

 A brilliant speaker with huge experience and

command of his subject.


Look forward to seeing him  again  in December


David Riggs Chair and Speaker Secretary Skegness U3A

Ian talked to us at our club  recently and delighted us with his observations of the sixties years , particularly as most of us had memories of the subjects and which were easily revived . This certainly made a change from the military stories which we are used to and I will be inviting Ian back to talk to us in a year or so .


Dennis Beevers

Retford Men’s Probus Club

Morning Ian,


Thank you for a most interesting and entertaining talk yesterday. I have had many favourable comments since. There were 127 members present.


I will be in touch in due course to book you for one of your other presentations.


Kind regards,


Lutterworth U3A

Good Morning Ian, it was a pleasure to meet you, and the feedback was very positive.  Entertaining and informative were the most common comments.   

I do hope we can book you for another talk in the future, until then, continue laughing around the world.

 Kind regards

 Dave Morris, speaker finder.

Dunkeries U3A

Hi Ian

I would like to thank you for coming to

Radcliffe on Trent last night to give us a

talk on Surviving the Sixties.

I think you could tell that our members really

enjoyed the talk and  also the

unexpected sing song.

I hope we will see you again in the future

It was also nice to meet your lovely wife.

Thanks again.


Belvoir Vale Wine and Social Club


Hi Ian,


Thank you very much for your presentation at our ladies meeting.


This was your second visit to us and just as entertaining as the first time.

The talk about 'laughing your way around the world' was very amusing,

and the 'toilet' humour went down particularly well -

not sure if that's a reflection on us or you?

You have certainly led a varied life and your enthusiasm bubbles over.

You certainly brightened up a dull winter's evening.




Best wishes

Vanessa Marshall

Heckington Henpeckers



On the behalf of all of our members, I would like to thank you for giving such an entertaining presentation.  It was greatly enjoyed  by everyone, and gave a number of members food for thought when listening to grandchildren.


Thanks once again




David Beaumont

Speaker Secretary

Keyworth and District  Probus