Event Category: Meeting

  • December Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker: Robert Ross                   Christmas crackers -  old and new. It’s Christmas: that joyous time of year when mince pies and mulled wine are shared over a few carols, and the whole family gathers round the telly to watch their comedy favourites. Whether it’s Laurel and Hardy selling fir trees off the back of their… Read more

  • November Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker: Malc Lewis                     Music from the shows Read more

  • October Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker: Robin Burton                 Our heritage of  traditional songs. This talk looks at our English heritage of traditional song. It looks at the process which creates “traditional” song. It also looks at how we so nearly lost this heritage and how it was rescued from oblivion. Read more

  • September Monthly Meeting

    To be advised Read more

  • August Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker: Tim Barney                    Mad, bad & dangerous -  military ideas & inventions “I say Number One, my end is diving…what the hell is your end doing?” So enquired a worried officer on board a British ‘K’ Class submarine, one of the many unsuccessful designs that feature in this entertaining talk. The narrative explores a… Read more

  • July Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker:  Nicholas Minshull         Humorous talk on problems arising from badly written wills Read more

  • June Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker:  Ben Nicholls                  Finding Grandad’s global family When, at the age of 24, I discovered that my grandad had had four children with three different women over a period of 40 years, I felt a mission coming on! I had always known my dad and had heard about Uncle Bob but the other two… Read more

  • May Monthly Meeting

    Guest Speaker:    Dr Stephen Goss          The wit & satire of Gilbert & Sullivan Discover the witty commentary on contemporary society with a look at the stories behind some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famous – and less well known – pieces of music.Uncover the thinly veiled satire of some of the plots, what motivated… Read more

  • April 2024 Meeting

    This will be our Annual General Meeting. Following the AGM we will have a Guest Speaker. This will be Gordon Rogers who will tell us about Churchill's Toyshop. Gordon was scheduled to come to us in September but has agreed to come, at short notice, to give his talk. Only 13 years ago did I… Read more

  • March 2024 Meeting

    Our Monthly meeting, doors open 13:30. Coffee/tea and biscuits served after the talk. Guest Speaker: Dr. Tony Hersh Topic: A Day in the Life of a Magistrate The history of this role followed by up to a dozen real cases I have faced in court (number of cases depending on time available and amount of… Read more