Monthly Meetings

MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on Friday afternoons in the Main Hall at the Alton Community Centre commencing at 2pm.

The Meetings are open to all with a small admission charge of £1 which includes a cup of tea and biscuits!


Jan 19th 2018 — Around the World in eighty plays by Brian Freeland
Brian started in the theatre in 1959 and has worked with many well-known theatre companies. He has also worked for the British Council, touring extensively abroad with dance and drama companies.

Feb 16th — The Red Arrows – The best of British by Phil Holt
Phil takes his audience through the events that led to the creation of the team and then behind the scenes.

Mar 16th — Winchester Prison – Past and Present by Mark Watts
Mark was Head of Security at the Winchester Prison. He retired in April of this year. There has been a gaol at Winchester since the 13th Century at Jewry Street (now a public house) and other sites in the City. The present prison is in Romsey Road.

April 20th — Forty years catching smugglers (Part 1)by Malcolm Nelson
Gain an insight into how Customs Officers catch drug smugglers. What gives the smugglers away, and why are some people stopped and not others?

May 18th — Across America with a wheelchair by Ann Chance OBE
Although the title of the talk is serious, the content has many hilarious moments which Ann will be talking about. Some years ago Ann took a physically disabled lady in a wheelchair across America and then in a light aircraft into the Grand Canyon. The talk will give an insight into the difficulties encountered and how Ann dealt with them.

PLEASE NOTE Full details of the 2017-18 Series of talks are published in the 2017-18 Blue Book (Page 3)