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Monthly Meeting: Wednesday 19 May 2021
Start Time: 10.30am
Venue: YouTube
Talk - Bernard Lockett - The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan

May Meetings & Talks

Thursday 6 May at 7.30pm - Mary Smith - A School Girl\'s War Available to watch on the Meetings page

Some members were lucky enough to tune in to listen to and watch Mary Wilson give a presentation entitled “A Schoolgirl's War” which was surprising, informative, amusing and entertaining. If you missed it, give it a look. The talk is based on Mary’s book and 50% of the proceeds go towards maintaining the tunnels at the school.

Copies of "A Schoolgirl's War" (£12 per copy including p&p) may be purchased in these ways:

  • By cheque: made payable to Mary Smith, and sent to 6 The Landway, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4BD
  • By bank transfer: contact Mary directly at for the bank details
  • By bank card at "

Wednesday 19 May at 10.30am - Bernard Lockett - The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan


Latest News

'Real' or Virtual AGM? A special Committee meeting will be held on 17 or 18 May to decide whether the AGM will take place in the Public Hall or as a virtual meeting as we did in September last year. Either way members will be invited to cast their votes online as they did last year.

Evening meetings will end on the 1 July 2021

From 21st July 2021 Monthly Meetings will be held in the Public Hall on a monthly basis subject to government announcements.

Zoom subscription - reimbursement of Zoom and other similar subscriptions will continue until the end of September 2021


Group News

Second cycling group A suggestion has been made to set up a second cycling group. If you are already on the waiting list for Cycling you may have already been contacted. If you are interested in being part of a second group, please contact Graham at Chair

Classical Music Appreciation 2 has now closed. Group Convenor, Peter Westmacott has retired and no replacement has been found. Thank you for all your hard work Peter.

Classical Music Appreciation is still running so if you are interested in joining a group that focuses on orchestral and choral music, please contact Julia Harris via the bird on their group page.

Zoom Group This informal group has been set up so members can have a gossip and a chat via Zoom. To participate, please contact Mu Gurbitt, our Programme Secretary

Virtual meetings via Zoom - The following groups meet regularly via Zoom: Beccles Medieval History; Creative Writing; Digital Photography; Family History; French; iPad; Italian 1 and 2; Jazz Appreciation; Science in the News; Yoga

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It is unlikely any outings will go ahead during 2021, however if any are offered, you will see it first here.


Website news

Note to Group convenors - I have moved all the administrative information and forms to a sub-page entitled Group Convenors Info.

Covid 19 Vaccinations - for information on how to book your vaccination, please go to C19 Contacts


Committee - For an up-to-date list of current committee members, please go to Contact