Wednesday, 19th January. Simon White of Peter Beales Roses. Simon offers a wide variety of talks, this time we have chosen – Highlights of Chelsea and Hampton Court.
Wednesday, 16th February. Malcolm Trayhorn. My career in the Police.
Wednesday, 16th March. Roger Pugh – The Most Secret Place on Earth. The story of how the Tank was invented and how the World’s first Tank force was created, trained at Elveden near Thetford in utmost secrecy and despatched to France in 1916 to take part in the battle of the Somme.
Wednesday, 20th April. Mia Hansson – The Bayeux Tapestry. Mia will talk about her project, started in 2016, to create a replica of the tapestry. She will tell us about the handicraft entailed for her now and for the original tapestry. Mia will bring eighteen metres of her tapestry and we will set out as much of this as we can.
Wednesday, 18th May. Andrew Clarke of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Antarctica. In the first two thirds of the talk, Andrew will cover where Antarctica is, when it was discovered and by whom, how we learned more about its geography, and then about how we live there and what we do there, in both cases comparing the old days with modern ways. The last third is a brief survey of the wildlife, including whales and penguins.
Wednesday, 15th June. Stuff and Folly. An East Anglian based entertainment group that stages fully scripted original short plays and sketches, specialising in humour and with a wide variety of themes. You may or may not recognise one or two of their members.
Wednesday, 20th July. Visit to Peter Beales Roses for their Tea and Tour. 2.45 pm Tea or coffee and a slice of cake on arrival (2.45 pm) whilst one of their knowledgeable Rosarians gives a practical demonstration followed by a full guided tour of the gardens. Cost £9 per person, payable on booking, members only in the fist instance. An information letter on this visit will be given to members and if the places are not taken it will be open to non members. Closing date is 15th June.
August – no meeting.
Wednesday, 21st September. Norma Howell – Medical Detection Dogs. A dog’s sense of smell is absolutely amazing and they are being used more and more in diverse ways – including the detection of Covid. As most dogs are working full time with owners there is not always one available for Norma to bring, and on the odd times when she has managed to it could be rather worrying if a dog indicates that it has detected a problem in a member of the audience!
Wednesday, 19th October. Annual General Meeting, followed by a quiz.
Wednesday, 16th November. Philip Slater – Nostalgia Film Night. Philip is always adding film clips to his collection so we will have no trouble finding some things we have not seen before.
Wednesday, 21st December. Annette Jude and Susie Turner. Annette will play the piano with as much style as ever and Susie will sing for us, engaging the audience with her beautiful voice. They have entertained us before and we know how delightfully they perform. The charge for this meeting will be £8 for members and £10 for non members. There will be Christmas refreshments.