Talk dates for 2018/19
All talks will be held at Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel (formerly known as Durley Hall), Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, 2.15pm.
Thursday 8th March
The charge is £3 for members and £4 for guests. From 25th October the charge will be £5 but members will also receive a free strip of five raffle tickets.
Howard Nichols - The Bermuda Triangle
Many theories have been put forward about strange occurrences and unexplained disappearance of aircraft and ships in this part of the Atlantic. The speaker will endeavour to shed some light on what really did happen.
Thursday 22nd March
AGM and Talk - The Early History of Wimbledon
Thursday 26th April
Shirley Critchley - The Return to the Amazon
The speaker will tell us about her journey through the rapids, sometimes using reed boats, and give us outrageous anecdotes of her most recent participation with Colonel John Blashford-Snell, which most of us could only dream of doing.
Thursday 24th May
Priscilla Morris - The Life of Agatha Christie
The details of Agatha’s life reveal her own experiences and characters which appear in her ever popular novels. The speaker describes the different homes in which the author lived and attempts to explain why she once mysteriously disappeared.
Thursday 28th June
Brian Freeland - Women of the Raj
A rather thought-provoking talk, as we are commemorating the Women in Power and the Suffragette movement in the NT this year.
Thursday 11th October - Sauvignon Suite
Rob Curtis - Rajasthan, the Land of the Kings
The well known speaker and Dorset Blue Badge Guide returns to show us an extremely colourful record of his overseas visit. This is ideal for Bournemouth & Poole armchair travellers!
Thursday 25th October - Shiraz Suite
Kathy McNally - Ian Fleming, Bond Maker
We are looking forward to a thrilling talk when no doubt we will learn more about his background and training which gave rise to his ever popular books and films.
Thursday 8th November - Sauvignon Suite
Phil Holt - Battle of Britain
As this year we are celebrating the centenary of the Battle of Britain, we are having a well-informed talk on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Thursday 22nd November - Sauvignon Suite
Steve Annandale et al - A Taste of BOAT (Brownsea Open Air Theatre)
An enjoyable insight into the formation and productions by this theatre company on Brownsea Island. We also hope to have some examples of the costumes they have used.
Thursday 6th December - Marsham Court
Booking forms for the lunch will be circulated later and will also be available for collection at talks.
2019Thursday 24th January - Shiraz Suite
Rosemary LeGrand - Spring in Japan
Thursday 14th February - Shiraz Suite
Christopher LeGrand - South African Safari
Thursday 28th February - Shiraz Suite
Anne Morris - Weymouth, Stone Age to George III
Thursday 14th March - Shiraz Suite
Howard Nichols - A Lifeboat on the Road
Thursday 28th March - Shiraz Suite