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The Society holds two talks per month from October to April. 

The programme is always varied and we try to include  
something of interest for everyone..  

All talks are on Tuesdays at 
Hythe Bay Church of England Primary school 
Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe.  CT216HS 
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. 
Entrance:    members £2    non-members£4 
visitors are very welcome. 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE WEBSITE  
FOR ANY CHANGES TO VENUE ETC.  

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The Society holds two talks per month from October to April. 

The programme is always varied and we try to include  
something of interest for everyone..  

All talks are on Tuesdays at 
Hythe Bay Church of England Primary school 
Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe.  CT216HS 
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. 
Entrance:    members £2    non-members£4 
visitors are very welcome. 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE WEBSITE  
FOR ANY CHANGES TO VENUE ETC.  

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TALKS PROGRAMME 2021-2022 

 

2021 

 

12th October  

ANDREW ASHTON:    The Festival of Britain       

‘A Tonic to the Nation’. 100 years after the Great Exhibition,  

this 1951 event was intended to lift the spirits of a war weary country. 

 

 

26th October  

Dr. JULIETTE PATTINSON:    The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry      

Aristocratic Amazons in Arms’ 
The first for women in so many ways…the first to wear military uniform,  

the first to go on overseas active service etc. etc.   

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE TALK ON 26TH OCTOBER
Because of maintenance work to Hythe Bay School hall during half term,
this talk will be at THE SPORTS PAVILION, SOUTH ROAD, HYTHE 

 

9th November 

MELANIE GIBSON-BARTON:  Eva Braun 

Victim or Contriver 

 

23rd November  

Dr. BEN MARSH: Loyalists 

Fighting on the wrong side of the American Revolution 

 

 

2022 

 

11th January 

RICHARD HOLME:   Kent’s Lost Naval Dockyards 

Sheerness, Chatham, Deptford and Woolwich.  

Their history and closure and the conservation issues  

of their remaining buildings. 

 

25th January 

Dr. MARC MORRIS:    1066…Why did it really matter? 

Do we believe everything we’ve been told about 1066?  

There’s no better historian to put you right than Marc Morris. 

 

8th February 

CELIA HERITAGE:    

How far did your Ancestors travel before the Railways. 

Who were those that travelled within the UK before the 1830’s?  

How and why did they travel?  

 

22nd February 

BRIAN LAVERICK-SMITH:     The Lady and the Mountain 

The speaker describes his attempts to climb The Matterhorn  

and the story of the courageous young lady he met in the process 

 

 

 

8th March 

WENDY FRASER:      Secrets Beneath Sienna 

Exploring an outstanding example of medieval engineering…t 

he 25km of subterranean aqueducts which solved the problem  

of the lack of fresh water which threatened Siena. 

 

22nd March 

WILF LOWER:    Behind the scenes of TV’s Golden Years 

Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, Till Death Do Us part  

The Forsyte Saga etc. etc. These were truly TV’s Golden Years… 

but how were these programmes made?  

Never has ‘you wouldn’t believe it’ been more appropriate. 

 

 

12th April 

IMOGEN CORRIGAN:  The Master Masons 

The Men who built the Cathedrals; who designed the buildings,  

ran the site, sourced the materials and the workers.  

Charismatic leaders who really did create heaven on earth 

 

26th April  

VINCE WILLIAMS :   Fictional Folkestone & Hythe 

This talk looks at authors who have written about this area 

How they described events and buildings long since gone. 

 

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