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© Val Green 2014

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SPEAKERS

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month  at the Hawley Memorial Hall, Blackwater and are from 2.00pm - 3:30pm (doors open 1.40pm). We make a nominal 2 entrance fee to cover our costs including tea and biscuits after the proceedings.

We have arranged an interesting mix of speakers for this year as shown below.  Further details will be posted here and in the Newsletters when available.

**Please remember to switch your mobile phones OFF during the talks**

The 2020 Programme and information notes:   

DATE

SUBJECT

SPEAKER

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

BLOOD, GUTS AND GORE

DAVID ALLEN

David takes us on a gripping jaunt through Victorian England.  With true stories of murders, poisonings and occasionally a chopped up body.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

LOOK INTO MY EYES

ALAN JONES

Alan is a registered hynotherapist who will be explaining the history of hypnosis and how he specialises in helping people overcome their phobias.

 

 

 

 

MARCH

PIE IN THE SKY

MICHAEL KELLY

Michael retired from British Airways in 2006 after many years with the airline.  He will talk about the Nitty Gritty “involved in the day to day running of an International Airline“. Everything from the sourcing of food and water - and wine of course, to the provision of toilet facilities, waste disposal and infection disease control, to name but a few.  In fact, all the things we take for granted, interspersed with amusing anecdotes.  We will discover some of the answers.

 

 

 

 

APRIL

PUNCH AND JUDY

JACQUE AND RAY SPARKS

Jacque and Ray will talk to us about the origins of Punch and Judy - believed to be in 1662 - to its’ continuing success on the beaches today.  They will bring puppets and booths as well as a pictorial display.  Hopefully sausages and a crocodile too!

 

 

 

 

MAY

THE LADY WITH THE LAMP

PAUL WHITTLE

We are delighted to welcome back Major (Ret’d) Paul Whittle TD, who will take us through the life and achievements of this remarkable Victorian lady.  If you have been to one of Paul’s talks before you will know that we are in for an informative and very enjoyable afternoon.

 

 

 

 

JUNE

CUNARD HISTORY AND GLAMOROUS STARS

STEVE HERRA

Steve is a third generation Cunard employee, following in the steps of his father and grandmother.  His last job was as a Purser on board the QE2.  Steve will talk to us on the History of Cunard from 1840 until the present day.  He will also talk about some of the celebrities who sailed on board, illustrating it all with slides and many anecdotes of the glory days of travelling.

 

 

 

 

JULY

THERE IS NO SPEAKER

THIS MONTH AS WE WILL

BE HOLDING OUR SUMMER PARTY, HOPEFULLY WEATHER PERMITTING, ON THE GREEN OPPOSITE THE HAWLEY MEMORIAL HALL.  IF THE WEATHER IS NOT SUITABLE FOR AN OUTSIDE EVENT, THEN IT WILL BE HELD INSIDE THE  HALL. Please bring a small plate of food to share.

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

MUSHROOMS AND A MARATHON

The Life and Times of the Royal Albert Hall

TONY WESTON

We welcome back Tony who will talk to us about the history of one of the most iconic buildings in London, if not the country.  With such an intriguing title it is one not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

RIDING IT OUT - A GROWN UP GAP YEAR

PAM GOODALL

Pam gave up riding a bike on the day she left school.  Trams, buses and cars became her mode of transport and recreation involved anything which needed either a racquet, snow or water!  This all changed in 1966 when she bought a second hand bike for 60 to ride to work on.  The rest, as they say is history!

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

THE PERILS AND PLEASURES OF GARDEN OPENING

ANGELA AND GRAHAM O’CONNEL

Many of you will know Angela and Graham already, as they have been to visit us before.  They also hosted a visit for members to their garden in Frimley Green, which is of course listed in the famous “Yellow Book”.  This is an afternoon not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

EDWARD AND MRS. SIMPSON

RICHARD ANDERSON

Richard has spoken to us before and I am sure many will remember his interesting talk on Kensal Green Cemetery where he is a tour guide.   This is something quite different today, with a title that is self explanatory, but nonetheless interesting,

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

CHRSTMAS PARTY

NO SPEAKER, BUT THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT

Bring a small plate of food to share to the Hawley Memorial Hall and join in the fun of the party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue

The Hawley Memorial Hall address is: Fernhill Road,  Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey, GU17 9BW
CLICK HERE for a map

To find The Hawley Memorial Hall, turn off A30 on B3272 Hawley Road. After mile turn right at the traffic lights into Fernhill Road.  After 100 yards turn right into the Memorial Hall. The U3A meets in the older hall at the end of the road and there is an extensive car park is behind the hall.

Membership and General Enquiries

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