Ashington & District

Main Meeting Visiting Speakers

Monthly meetings

These are held every 2nd Thursday of the month and in Trinity Church hall Ashington 12.45 - 3.00pm. The monthly meeting starts with our group's business. We have a break for refreshments with delicious bakes from Stan and Carol and time for a chat, followed by a speaker who talks on a variety of interesting subjects.

October 2019

Child Health Africa by Malcolm Coulthard

See report of this moving talk given via link on this page.

May 2019 Talk:

History of Comedy by Linda Davison

Linda gave us an extremely entertaining talk about the different genres of comedy, how it all started. Her use of video clips brought back many memories of programmes and familiar comics from the past.

April 2019 Talk:


This mapped out a visit to Jordan, many photographs of stunning places which illustrated the history of Jordan. How the Greeks, Romans, Muslims and Nabataeans left their mark in settlements and stunning buildings across the land. Visit to Mount Nebo, brought in connections with Moses and religious places which are of import to the Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions.The magnificent Wadi Rum desert used in many films and connections with Lawrence of Arabia.

Example Report of One of Our Speakers:

Dennis Turner 'The greenwood man' demonstrated the versatility and beauty of his craft to an appreciative audience. A skill and interest that surfaced in later life for him, he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his subject. Using wood that hasn't been seasoned, the members were able to view samples he had brought with him and they heard about the tools and methods used in days gone by to produce them.