Annual Open Morning
Our monthly meetings are based around a talk given by a guest speaker, followed by questions and answers. These meetings are also an opportunity for committee members and group coordinators to pass on notices and announcements. They are held in the Castle Street Centre, starting at 10.30 am, with coffee available from 9.45 am, and last about one and a half hours.
In addition there are occasional seminars and the annual open morning. The latter is open to the public and provides an opportunity for everybody to find out more about what we do.
19 July - A British Welcome for Refugees?
Alison Pickup - Legal Director of Public Law Project
20 September - Dickens - Isobel Stirk
Isobel spoke last year about The Brontes which was very popular
18 October - Kayaking Kendal to London - Trevor Hughes & David Oates
This is a talk about a trip made a few years ago to raise funds for Sandgate school and other charities.
15 November - Stormy Stories and Tragic Tales! - Fool’s Gold
Fool’s Gold is a husband and wife acoustic duo; Carol and Steve Robson. They play all over the UK (and beyond).. They tell the stories, histories and mysteries behind some very well known songs, supported by some engaging visuals. All the music is performed 100% live.
15 Febuary - Archive conservation and bookbinding (particular interest at townend) - Helen Golding Miller
Helen qualified as a bookbinder and archive conservator nearly 30 years ago and gained accredited status in 2000. Having worked for Sheffield City Council for nearly 20 years she began working freelance in 2006.
15 March - Dog sledding in the arctic - Pat Ascroft
Pat raises money for Mencap. Dog sledding in the Arctic was another challenge to raise money and awareness of the work of Mencap.
19 April - Podiatry - keeping you on your feet - Pam Hetherington
Pam has run the foot clinic in Kendal for the past 6 years. She is an ex- NHS podiatrist who treats patients of all ages with all foot related medical problems, as well as routine podiatry.
17 May - AGM - St Kilda - the lonely isles - Steve Halliwell
Steve is a former police officer, now fully recovered, who has a lifetime’s interest in natural history. That interest took him to St Kilda in the north Atlantic, where he became fascinated with the social history of the place. He has returned a further 3 times and been speaking of the place for about 15 years. His talks are intended to whet the appetite of those still capable of reaching its shores and satisfying the curiosity of those who can’t.
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