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   1 in 3 born in 2020 will live until they are 100 years old

   1 in 3 born in 1650's  lived  beyond their 10th  birthday


David Bell - also known as the Plague Doctor - is not a trained medic; nor is he an historian or a qualified lecturer. However he does spin a terrific yarn.


He is your ideal speaker for any occasion. David's engaging story will not only surprise you and make you think; but will also make you laugh out loud and feel so much better about yourself and the world you now live in. 


For a fascinating hour you will be seduced in a uniquely amusing fashion back to a time when both medical diagnosis and  treatment were equally outrageous

A world you would want to avoid  . . . .  like the plague !  

Despite being clouded by the passage of time the Eyam plague story remains an enduring episode from our history. And 354 years on this small village in the beautiful Peak District, where Geordie exile David now lives, continues to make the most of its tragic past.


Any account of a community attempting to prevent the spread of a killer disease is hardly going to be light entertainment. However David 'breaks the mould' with his clever, affable, tongue-in-cheek style resonating seamlessly with his audience.


So before you separate fact from fiction in the Plague Doctor's light hearted take on life; just remember that laughter really is the best medicine.  Laugh out loud as David confronts a party of eager German tourists on his doorstep; wince as he extracts a bladder stone and demonstrates other outrageous early treatments. But whisper it again, the plague's about !                     

                                                                    The Plague Doctor's mantra is simple

                                        If the audience are laughing they are not only listening     . . . .   they are also feeling good.

   It's a fact that  a hearty laugh relieves tension in your body for up to 45 minutes afterwards.

  Laughter improves your immune system; it increases your resistance to bacteria & viruses

   and it also helps your blood flow far better; protecting you against cardiovascular problems.

“I am having such a fantastic time.” said David.     "I never imagined in my wildest dreams

              that at this stage of my life I would be demonstrating  haemorrhoid relief with leeches and            

   buttock clenching tobacco smoke enemas." . . . .“Laughter certainly is the best medicine,"

 commented  Janet Stain  of the  Crosspool Ladies Group in Sheffield.“The Plague Doctor

 came to  entertain our members  recently and immediately won  us over with his hilarious

  anecdotes and original  storyline.  David had us all in fits of giggles from beginning to end.

 Just go and see him for yourself. He spins a fabulous tale &  you’ll feel all the better for it!”

                                    It was lovely to see our member's                                     happy faces as they left the hall. 

                                  Rutland U3A  Leicestershire

                                     Great night. Still laughing.

                                     Misson WI  South Yorkshire

                                     A resounding success 

                                     Oundle U3A  Peterborough

                                     A giggle filled hour,more please.

                                     The 'Just Jam' Ladies of Stoke 

                                     A buttock clenching hour of sheer joy

                                     Trent  Lock Country Club Nottingham

                                     A mid-week full house says it all

                                     Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Sheffield

                                    10 out of 10

                                     Thrapston U3A  Northampton

                                     We didn't expect that! 

                                     The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

                                     Highly recommended.

                                     Horwich  Probus,  Manchester.


                                     The "Luvly Lasses"  of Halifax 

                                     Thought provoking, so amusing.

                                     Daventry U3A

   "Today we held the 491st meeting  of the Scarsdale Probus Club. I have not of  course attended

     them all, nevertheless many of us have been to more than we care to admit to ! The consensus

    of our members here today  is that Mr David Bell  should  be awarded the  weighty accolade of

     being the most entertaining & captivating guest speaker we can remember for a very long time.

Praise indeed. Well deserved congratulations"

          Richard Lindsey   Chairman Scarsdale Probus Cub      Chesterfield        September 2019

                                               Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile

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