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

Tuesday 12th March                                                                   LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE – WILF LOWER

Starring on television, acclaimed at the National Theatre, or ‘treading the boards’ at a provincial theatre might be envied, but the reality can often be less glamorous! How the famous (and not so famous) became entertainers and the reality of life behind the make-up is revealed in this fascinating and light-hearted insight into a world where happiness and despair frequently sit uneasily side by side. Did Mrs. Worthington get the right advice regarding her daughter?

Wednesday 10th April                                                      ROGUES, RASCALS AND REBELS – CHRIS McCOOEY

Our talk tonight tells us about the Bloomsbury artists who lived and loved in their remote Sussex farmhouse, the Eastbourne GP suspected of mass murder, Lee Miller, war photographer, who posed naked in Hitler’s bath, the Blackheath tramp Smokey Joe, Charles Dickens double life…….and more. 

TUESDAY 7th May                                                                                                    AGM 7.45pm (Note earlier time) 

The AGM will be followed with a talk by JONATHAN MARSH

Jonathan is Operations Manager of 2 Willow Road, Fenton House Carlyle’s House and Red House. Tonight, he will give us a brief introduction to each property and highlight what is currently going on at each place and key projects coming up in 2019 and beyond.

Please come along and support this evening. The AGM usually only lasts 30 minutes and it’s then an ordinary lecture evening with the added bonus of listening to the talk for free!

WEDNESDAY 5th June                                                                                      MUDLARKING - SARA-JANE-HUTT

Sara-Jane is a licensed Mud Lark. She will be bringing a selection of items she has found over the past 10 years for you to look at. She will also have a few items for you to identify. Sara will talk about what she does, show slides and answer questions.

TUESDAY 9th July                                                                                                          GRAVESEND - ALAN PAYNE

Alan needs no introduction to the majority of you. A very popular speaker, tonight Alan is talking about the fascinating history of Gravesend. He does not want me to give too much away, so suffice to say I am sure this will be yet another great evening with this animated speaker.


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!

Further dates for your diary:

10th September

9th October

12th November

11th December


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