A selection of comments made by organisations that Gordon Lewis has visited:
"The residents enjoyed your talk very much and have asked whether I could invite you back again, so I'll be in touch in a while"
Abbeyfield Orchard Close, Twyford - March 2018
"Thank you very much indeed for your presentation of Thursday evening. Several people have said how much they enjoyed it and was good to see the past and present"
Eling Trefoil Guild - March 2018
"Thank you again for your brilliant talk. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it and it brought back a lot of memories! Hope you will come and see us again"
South Baddesley WI - March 2018
"Thank you so much for the talk you gave. It was very well received"
Bitterne Local History Society - January 2018
"Thank you for the amazing talk you gave last week. The members enjoyed your talk very much (and) it was very entertaining"
Lockerley & East Dean WI - October 2017
"Thank you for such a superb talk on the Eurovision Song Contest. You are so professional and it was a really good morning. All of our members enjoyed it"
Sholing Cameo Club - July 2017
"Everyone was most enthusiastic and I am sure many of us will sit down and start (our family history)"
Donhead St. Mary Amity - July 2017
"Thank you for your fascinating talk yesterday. Even our dubious member were totally won over by the ferrets. We would thoroughly recommend you to other WIs"
Odstock, Nunton & Bodenham WI - July 2017
"I am sure you know how much your talk was enjoyed by the reactions you got from your audience."
Petersfield Villages Group of WIs - April 2017
"Thank you for the interesting and entertaining talk you gave to us... I don't think many of us knew anything about ferrets and it was good that so many people came up to handle the animals."
Hamble Valley U3A - April 2017
Thank you for an exceedingly interesting talk about King Rufus and his times. Your enthusiasm for your subject and the Medieval period shone through, enhanced by the superb visual presentation."
Tadley History Society - November 2016
"Always interesting and always gives good value for money!"
Chandlers Ford Ladies Luncheon Group - October 2016
"Thank you for an excellent presentation. We really enjoyed the evening."
Stakes WI - October 2015
"Thank you once again for coming to speak to us... the talk was greatly enjoyed by the members."
Kempshott WI - July 2015
"Everyone found your talk most interesting and it was lovely to have some music for a change."
Ashurst Ladies Probus - April 2015
"You could tell that your audience found your talk fascinating... Many thanks for coming."
Brockenhurst WI - April 2015
"We certainly learned a lot about the Eurovision Song Contest... You made everything sound so interesting and the time just flew by. It was a real fun morning."
Shirley (Southampton) WI - April 2015
"We all found (Theme Parks & Chocolate) extremely interesting, particularly as it was history on our doorstep."
Woodley & Crampmoor Friendship Club - February 2015
"We didn't know ferrets were so interesting."
Chilworth Circle - February 2015
"We had no idea ferrets could be such fun!"
Milford on Sea WI - January 2015
"On behalf of Pennington WI I again would like to thank you for attending our
meeting on Tuesday night. It certainly opened my eyes to the local history of the
Pennington WI - November 2014
"We were delighted that you were our inaugural speaker. Your talk was educational and entertaining - what more could we ask for?"
Hyde (Winchester) WI - July 2014
"Thank you very much for all your hard work. It was a great activities day."
Totton College - July 2014
"Gordon was very engaging, informative and patient with children's questioning."
Hythe Library (Hampshire County Council) - April 2014
"Thank you so much for your talk. It was informative and fun; just what we wanted and we all now know so much more about ferrets. Keep up the good work."
South Baddesley WI - March 2014
"What an enjoyable talk you gave us last week. I do so wish that History lessons at school had been as interesting. I would have learnt much more."
Woodley & Crampmoor Friendship Club - March 2014
"Those members who were able to attend were treated to a very interesting illustrated talk by Gordon Lewis about ferrets."
Whiteparish Breakaway - February 2014
"Thank you for your delightful talk. Loved your ferrets and the chance to stroke them and will certainly have pleasure in recommending you to anyone who is in need of a speaker. Many thanks for a truly entertaining morning - it went down a bomb."
Highcliffe Probus - January 2014
“Gordon Lewis, accompanied by his wife Ann and three delightful ferrets called Chino, Millie and Charlie, gave us a very interesting talk on ferrets. The ferrets were brought out of their travelling box looking rather sleepy but soon woke up and we were able to see them close up and even stroke them.”
Broadmayne WI – October 2013
“Gordon Lewis is passionate about ferrets. He enthralled WeyBay members at their September meeting with his informative talk.”
WeyBay WI – September 2013
“Many thanks for bringing your lovely ferrets in and giving a talk last week. I thought it went down very well and hope you enjoyed it too.”
Gosport Discovery Centre (Hampshire County Council) – August 2013
“There were three very special visitors to the meeting: Charlie, Chino and supreme champion Millie who had come along with speaker Gordon Lewis. All three were enchanting and very well behaved ferrets who illustrated the talk magnificently - everything you have always wanted to know about ferrets and never thought to ask!”
Medstead WI – August 2013
"Thank you so much for such an interesting talk last Wednesday. It made such a change from the normal talks we get and I believe everyone enjoyed the afternoon - even those who did not like ferrets"
Woodley & Crampmoor Friendship Club - March 2013
“Gordon Lewis, who lives in the New Forest, came with his wonderful talk 'Ferrets for Fun"' Now most of us when looking for fun would not necessarily think ferrets could provide it! But Gordon and his (tame) ferret friends showed what delightful and intelligent creatures they are and what rewarding pets they can become.”
Marchwood WI – February 2013
“Gordon Lewis gave us a master class on the fascinating world of ferrets, covering their biology, history and behaviour. He brought three of his own pets which members were able to stroke.”
Sarum U3A – April 2012
“A large number of members came to listen to Gordon Lewis's inspiring talk on his own family tree. He told us about his descent from John Stump(e), brother of the clothier William who gave the Abbey back to Malmesbury after the Dissolution."
Totton U3A - February 2006