There’s a change of format for our Talks’ Programme this year.
Instead of holding two talks per month, October to April
we will have one per month from September to June.
The programme is always varied and we try to include
something of interest for everyone. We are always looking
for new speakers so please let us know if you know
of somebody you could recommend.
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.
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TALKS PROGRAMME 2022-2023
STUART BLIGH: Maritime Kent
POSTPONED – New date to be set
Highlighting the importance and interesting aspects of Kent’s
rich maritime heritage from the Bronze Age
through to the nineteenth century.
MAJOR GORDON CORRIGAN
THE GURKHAS: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
A people of Mongolian ethnicity, they met the British
as enemies but soon became firm friends and 200 years
later they are a vital part of the British Army.
From Battlefield to the Big Screen
British and American film and theatre stars
who took part in WW ll….including
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Dirk Bogarde.
WENDY FRASER: A Visit to Venice
A brief history of Venice and glimpses of the
lesser known parts of the city and lagoon
IMOGEN CORREGAN: Joan of Arc
One of the best known female figures in history but
what is fact and what is fiction? Love her or loathe her?
Did she actually lead an army? She certainly inspired one
and was an inspirational and extraordinary young woman.
ANDREW ASHTON: The Art of the Forger
A look at some of the infamous Art Forgers
and the shady world they inhabited.
JULIETTE PATTINSON: Shirkers?
Shirkers or skilled labour? The civilian man on the
British Home Front, 1914-1945
LEN HOWELL: Rehearsing Armageddon.
This talk deals with the lead up to the 1962 NATO exercise
which involved Dover Castle. Not a roaring success and
very serious subject but not without many amusing,
chaotic aspects to the exercise itself.
GUY BARTLETT: The History of the Red Arrows
We all know them, we all love them and these highly-qualified
young pilots never fail to fill our hearts with pride when
we watch their amazing feats of airmanship.
This is their story.