The Society arranges 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
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Entrance is £2 for members, £4.00 non-members
visitors are very welcome.
VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED HERE IN DUE COURSE.
TALKS PROGRAMME 2021-2022
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.
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.
MELANIE GIBSON-BARTON: Eva Braun
Victim or Contriver
Dr. BEN MARSH: Loyalists
Fighting on the wrong side of the American Revolution
RICHARD HOLME: Kent’s Lost Naval Dockyards
Sheerness, Chatham, Deptford and Woolwich.
Their history and closure and the conservation issues
of their remaining buildings.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.