FEBRUARY SPEAKERS MEETING - A SCHOOLGIRL'S WAR
Wednesday 3 February, 2021
Our February speaker was Mary Smith, former Headmistress of Maidstone Girls Grammar School, who delved into the wartime history of the school following the discovery of underground bomb shelters. She illustrated her talk with pictures and paintings by one of the teachers who taught at the school during the war. The paintings were discovered in the school archives and provided Mary with a wealth of information for her research. Her talk was excellent and well received by our members. Mary has also written a book to accompany the talk which features many of the paintings from the school's archives.
If anyone is interested in purchasing her book, please contact Mary, membership secretary, who wull provide you with Mary Smith's details. email@example.com
SPEAKERS MEETING - THE GHOSTS OF HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Wednesday 3 March, 2021 at 2pm via Zoom
Our next talk in March will be given by Sarah Slater, a Hampton Court Tour Guide and Lecturer. Sarah will be talking about her experiences of researching and 'working with' the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace. The palace has reputedly been the site of many strange and spine tingling encounters over the centuries which have included tales of ghostly animals, a robed figure and sightings of a woman drifting through the Haunted Gallery. Sarah will explore some of the strange happenings which have given Hampton Court Palace its spooky reputation as well as secrets and scandals of the royal court.
For booking contact Mary - firstname.lastname@example.org
GROUPS UPDATE by Paula Dove 6 February 2021
We now have over twenty groups, and the number is increasing all of the time, meeting virtually - mainly over Zoom. Of those groups many have space for new members. These are:
Afternoon Film Group
On-line Board Games
Spanish Chat for Beginners
Textile Crafts (formerly Fabric Creations)
Virtual Gallery Visits
More information about all of these groups can be accessed via the Groups page on our website by clicking on any group. Email me or the relevant group contact member to find out more.
A new group has just been formed which would like more members - On-line Chess.
Email me using the link below or the relevant group contact member.
There has been some interest expressed in setting up some new groups.
Please let me know if you would be interested in any of the following possible groups.
Painting and Drawing
If you would like help in using Zoom then Chris, our system administrator, is very willing to provide support.
Contact Chris by emailing him initially email@example.com