history 4 fun

Last Friday,s speaker Dot Broady Hawkes gave a fascinating talk on Latham Hall and the history of the families involved.

another really interesting speaker that kept everyone enthralled for the full hour and half.

we will most certainly be inviting her again for more of the same in the not to distant future.

next months (October) speaker will be our very own historian David Ward will be talking about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte,  knowing David this should be a good one.

History 4 fun

Fridays talk with our guest speaker Frank Carlyle was a great success. It was all about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot  (with an unusual twist to the tale).

Frank as usual was both interesting and amusing and we will no doubt be inviting him again in the future.

Rock and Roll

Last months  THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL with DAVY EDGE was a great success with a full (Kensington) house.  He sang 10 songs starting with Elvis and finishing with Bob Dylan  plus some of his own poetry and a good time was had by all.

This months  19 May talk will be THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE  presented by John Blundell b.s.c (pharm)   No doubt it will be an interesting subject  with the usual questions afterwards.

Sad news

I am so sad to have to inform you of the passing of our lovely friend and History for Fun leader Norman Stalford..

Just a few days before Christmas, I spoke to Jean, Norman’s heartbroken wife. She has been staying with her sons family in Leeds. Normal plans for funerals have been disrupted due to Christmas and New Year closures. When she is able Jean will pass on the information.

Take care everyone. Hope you all have a peaceful and healthy 2023