Patrick is to take part in the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival , Devon, England

   on Saturday 18th September 2021. More details to follow.


   Patrick has been advising the BBC for a radio podcast about Benjamin Jesty

   this will be going out nationally during the summer 2021  

   more details to follow


  Patrick was asked to produce  a 10 minute talk for the British Association for Local History

  This will be going live with a voice over to all local history societies in the UK in the near          future (summer 2021)



Benjamin Jesty: The Grandfather of Vaccination

 published by

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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released May 2021




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The bicentenary of Benjamin Jesty's death occured on the 16th April 2016.



A special meeting was held in Yetminster, Dorset, England

on Saturday 16th April 2016. This was hosted by The Hundred of Yetminster Local History Society.

Patrick gave a presentation :

                    "Benjamin Jesty: A Bicentenary Review"

The meeting took place at The Jubilee Hall in Church Street at 2.30 pm.

All tickets were sold out. People attended from many parts of England.

There were two groups from the USA, including a family of three who had journeyed from Houston, Texas, just to attend the event. The afternoon was completed by an excellent buffet tea. Everyone enjoyed this historic occasion, which was featured on local BBC television and radio.








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