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.
Meetings in 2018 - 3rd Wednesday in the Month
21 March - ‘Housing in NW England 1850 – 1940’. - Jean Turnbull
18 April - ‘A Morning with Joyce Grenfell’. - Enid Holmes
16 May - ‘Uzbekistan’ - Jane Willis
21 February - ‘Bibby’s in a Nutshell’ - Chris Bibby
17 January - Presentation by RAF
15 November 2017 - 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.
18 October 2017 - 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.
20 September 2017 - Dickens - Isobel Stirk
Isobel spoke last year about The Brontes which was very popular
19 July 2017 - A British Welcome for Refugees?
Alison Pickup - Legal Director of Public Law Project
17 May 2017 - 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.
19 April 2017 - 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.
15 March 2017 - 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.
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