TALKS / LECTURES

Talks / Lectures take place at St John Fisher Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm

Entrance Fees for all Talks / Lectures are:  Members £2.50,   Visitors £3.00

2019 Talks

WEDNESDAY 7th August                          ROUND THE WORLD ON A DOUBLE DECKER BUS – RICHARD KING


Before a career as a broadcasting executive, Richard took three years out when he was in his twenties to drive a double decker bus around the world. The trip came about after he and a group of friends took on a challenge from their local pub landlord, who said it could not be done. The group all jacked in their jobs, bought a bus from the Warrington Corporation and set off on a three-year adventure. You will have to come along to discover how many years ago this took place!
 

TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER – THE FABULOUS 50s – FRED LAMONT


Emerging from post-war restrictions this era gave us television, The Festival of Britain, Hancocks Half Hour, The Coronation, Berni Inns, Wimpy Bars, G-Plan, Elvis Presley, New Fashions, Tupperware Parties, Birds Eye Fish Fingers, Babycham, “Rebel without a Cause” and “Some Like it Hot”. No decade since has seen such dramatic changes.


WEDNESDAY 9th OCTOBER – A MOTOR CYCLE ADVENTURE – ANTONIA GALLOP

A very welcome return by Antonia Gallop of the ’Horse drawn Carriage talk’ but this time with tales of a different kind of horsepower.  In 2008, she embarked on an adventure across Northern India on a Royal Enfield motorcycle for charity. A trip of a lifetime across 1000km of this magnificent country left Antonia with many memories and experiences that she will share with us.  


TUESDAY 12th NOVEMBER – CURIOUS FLANDERS – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - MELANIE GIBSON-BARTON

I am thrilled to have been able to book this very popular speaker again. The tiny country of Belgium and especially Flanders, has lots of quirky sights to offer. This colourfully illustrated talk will provide ideas of places you may wish to think about visiting in Flanders.


WEDNESDAY 11th DECEMBER – 7.45PM. A PRE CHRISTMAS-GET TOGETHER

I am so grateful to you all for your continued support making the get together a special evening. Time to relax, talk with friends, make new acquaintances, do the quizzes (if you want to), enjoy a poem read by our own Brenda Jerome and this year play the ‘left and rights’ game with a different story. If you want to join in this game please bring along a wrapped gift for up to £3. The gift should be light (you will be passing it backwards and forwards) and non-breakable please. This game made for a lot of fun a couple of years ago and members have asked if we can repeat it. The wonderful finger buffet table gets better every year so please keep up the good work. Please bring your contribution on a plate and cut up if necessary. Many thanks. Hope to see you there.

 



 








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