Dear Chris, On behalf of the members of Riccal Historical Society I wish to express our thanks to you for delivering a wonderfully portrayed talk about Venice, from its emergence to present day. Your stunning photographs illuminated so much of your interesting narrative. How you managed to condense the depth of knowledge and humorous anecdotes into one and a half hours was amazing – but how well you succeeded! Many members commented to me afterwards how refreshing your style of delivery was......full of passion and enthusiasm, comic and tragic situations dealt with in an easily recalled format and your award standard photography enhanced all you told us. (Gaynor Thompson - Chair, Riccal Historical Society)