November 2020 – Fool’s Gold on Zoom
Tony Hatton played a selection of Christmas no. 1 hits.
Mike Newbold told us about his work as an ‘extra’ on T V.
Jim & Lorna display items from Uganda.
Jim & Lorna spoke about their work in Uganda.
Stephen Flinders talked about the history of ‘oud Ilson’
We had an informative talk from Broxtowe Recycling rep. Judith won the quiz.
Ella Tongue from the Dogs Trust.
September’s display day
Septembers Display day.
Geoff Green author spoke about his work and interest in the Coal mining industry.
Jane Piggott spoke about the development of Save the Children charity.
Christmas Jumper day
Christmas jumper day
Barry Davies spoke about ‘Saints & sinners in the classroom’.
Peter Graves -Embarrassing cases of mistaken identity.
Dave Goodwin – R S P B.
Bob Wildgust – Theatre Life in Nottingham
AGM guest – Don Chambers
Andy Simmons – A touch of history, Roman Britain
Rosemary Beney spoke about the history of Velocipedes.
Bob Gow and legal assistant, he explain about being a magistrate and with members conducted a mock t
David Amos who told us about the history of Annesley Hall, village and coal mine.
The Poetry group read a selection of poems , some written by the group.
The Maxwell family! A presentation by the Creative Writing group.
U3leles played a selection of Christmas C.arols and songs
Pat Hall entertained the group with her talk entitled ‘Life Can Be Funny’.
Mike Storr spoke about Masters of Mirth from the Music Hall days, with very entertaining monologues. Donations went to Asthma UK.
David Bell, the Plague doctor from Eyam. A look back at the world of 17-century medicine, with its barely believable cures and fanciful procedures.
Ann Featherstone a retired lecturer and writer spoke about her lifelong interest in Fairs.
Sylvai Mason from the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group gave a very interesting talk about the people involved and what happened to them.
Ian Morgan, a Criminal Historian, took us on a journey along the old Great North Road through Nottinghamshire.
Hellen Adoa gave a very inspirational talk about her life from rural child to MP in Uganda.
One of Barbara Meyer’s big cat photos.
Barbara Meyer gave a very interesting talk on her campaign for big cats, ‘Raising awareness through photography’
Pat Hall a stand-up comedienne and writer of amusing poetry, her stories are based on observations of life .
Vince Eager, front left, spoke of his early life and how he became involved in the music industry.
Bob Massey who gave a talk ‘Beside the seaside, beside the sea’, the history of seaside entertainment.
Jack Perks wildlife photographer shared some of his favourite things he photographed, especially underwater life.
Luke Wigman inspirational speaker, a local service man. Now helping to raise funds for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre as an Ambassador.
Penny Bun who entertained after the AGM with humorous songs
Madge Spencer who talked about her life coming to England from Jamaica.
David Page – pen name Harry Riley
Brian Fretwell local historian, published three local books.
Peter Hammond quizzed member ‘so you think you know Nottingham?’
Local well known gardener John Stirland gave a very entertaining and informative talk
Local entertainer Ian Morton helped the Christmas celebrations.
Pat Hall started 2019 with her funny anecdotes and experiences.
Barbara Daykin MBE gave a very interesting and amusing talk about her life leading to her receiving her MBE.
Maureen Rushton gave a very interesting illustrated talk titled, The Canary Girls of Chilwell, about the munitions factory, the National Shell Filling Factory set up during the 1st World War at Chilwell by Lord Chetwynd
Ann Featherstone gave a very interesting talk about the first production of Dracula at Derby Grand Theatre in 1924
Peter Hammond who gave a very interesting, illustrated talk about the Caves and Wells of Nottingham
Mark Walsh, one of the finest ukulele players in the World. Told of his career and played a number of songs and classical pieces.
Kath Powis from Ruddington Framework Knitters and Ruddington Museum who gave an interesting, detailed talk with good illustrations about the Museum and it’s history.
Hugh Porter who gave a very interesting talk about the History of Cromford Canal, including a good selection of photos.
Tony Lynch who talked about conscription from 1916 to 1960. He gave details about the various law acts during this time and then he talked about his own personal experience of his National Service.
Sheila Bannerman gave a very interesting talk about her experiences when visiting Outer Mongolia
Pam Bradley modelled the traditional Mongoian coat and hat that Sheila brought back from her visit.
Dr David Glynne Fox who spoke about Attenborough Nature Reserve, it’s fauna and flora.
Ann Featherstone spoke about Extraordinary eaters – gorgers, starvers and human ostriches, from the 16th century onwards
Malcolm Darrock who gave a very interesting talk Dolly Sherpherd a pioneer aeronaut, she made parachute jumps in the early 1900s to entertain people.