Meetings held:Monthly on the fourth Friday of each month (except December); 2.30pm
Joint Convenors:Muriel Brewer (01444-473497) and Alastair Porter (01444-482001)
until 31 December 2017
Bill Nicolle (482685) & Derek Barton (413691) from 1 January 2018.
Venue: Wesley Hall, The Methodist Church, Perrymount Road.
This group is run on a Co-operative basis with members contributing as they are able.
Nearly all the talks are prepared by individual members or groups of members on a
topic in British history – social, political, economic, biographical. New members
are most welcome.
A varied list of subjects will be taken throughout the year - mostly at the same
Programme for 2017/2018:
22 September: Margaret Nicolle – ‘The Great Irish Famine’.
27 October: Bill Nicolle – ‘The Ten Greatest English Persons’.
24 November: John Humphries – ‘The Light of the Seven Sisters’.
15 December: Muriel Brewer – ‘The 1930s’.
26 January: David Waite – ‘Agincourt’.
23 February: Margaret & Bill Nicolle– Two talks entitled ‘Drunk for a penny, dead
drunk for two pennies, straw for nothing’ and ‘The Origins and History of the House
23 March: Derek Barton – ‘Bernard Lovell & the Jodrell Bank Project.
27 April: Jenny Porter – ‘The Great Fire of London 1666’.
25 May: Anne Jones – ‘Famous Brighton People: Part 2’.
22 June: Ian Gledhill – ‘The Gilbert and Sullivan Story’.
Please note the ‘different from usual’ date for the December meeting, due to the
incidence of Christmas. There are, of course, no meetings in either July or August.