The Events listed here are in Date order.


Continuing our exciting programme of Speaker Talks 2021
There will be a Speaker Talk at our General Member Meetings at 2pm on the last Tuesday of every month.

Understandably some of you will be nervous about meeting again in a large group. Following the Richmond Hall Guidelines, we can have no more than 120 in the hall. This is the reason we restrict our SIMs members to two monthly meetings and the AGM. You will also know it is difficult to move the chairs further apart.

The Government relaxation of Covid rules allow us to meet again now while exercising precautions where possible. We will be following Richmond Hall Guidelines for Covid 19. So, we will:

  • keep the hall well ventilated
  • ask you, preferably, to wear masks when seated or moving around.
  • position chairs to ensure the maximum social distancing possible
  • ask you to provide your own refreshments (for the time being)
  • provide hand sanitisers and ask you to use them
  • ask you to Self-Assess for Covid Symptoms

It is your decision whether you wish to attend but I would ask that if you are feeling unwell then please do not attend on this occasion. I anticipate most of us will have had two doses of the vaccination by now but members will understandably be wary of picking up or passing on infections.

Please note (see above) we will NOT be providing refreshments until further notice. Richmond Hall believes the kitchen to be too small to allow safe provision.

On behalf of your Committee, I welcome the return of regular monthly meetings.

Marion Coleman, Chair


Continuing Zoom Meetings
Our programme of ZOOM Speaker Talks . We will be having one Zoom Speaker Talk on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month.

If you have not already contacted Marion and asked to take part in the Zoom talk You need to email me at Chairperson so that I can send you the meeting details. We now have 98 people on the Zoom list so there is plenty of room for more of you, as not everyone attends every time. Remember the Zoom talks are All open to All members (Full and SIMs)


Member Meetings to look forward to:

Steve Dimmer.Sue Kelly. Jenny Malin . Martin Lloyd
The Life and Crimes ."How are you?" . A Grandmother's Legacy . Passports, Assassins,
of Agatha Christie . " I'm fine." . 170 year old recipe book . Traitors and Spies
12 October 2021. 26 October 2021 . 9 November 2021 . 30 November 2021
Agatha Christie-Steve Dimmer 12 October . Sue Kelly; 26 October 2021 . Jenny Malin; 9 November 2021 . Martin Lloyd; 30 November 2021


Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 26th Tuesday 26th October 2021 2pm at RICHMOND HALL

Speaker: Sue Kelly
Subject: “How are you?” “I’m Fine”
“How are you?” “I’m Fine” Words that can hide so much. Am I well happy and able to cope with life or I am just holding it together; if another thing goes wrong today I will cry and then I might never stop.

I am a qualified counsellor and I hope to explore with you that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling. We will look at some self-help strategies, Mindfulness and when we should be asking for more help on the rollercoaster called life.
Tue Nov 9th ZOOM: 2pm Tuesday 9th November2021

Speaker: Jenny Mallin
Subject: A Grandmother’s Legacy: a 170 year old Recipe Book
Jenny returns to us again, this time to tell us about her recipe book.

She says “A large leather bound book, which was started off by my great, great, great grandmother, Wilhelmina Hardy in 1844 containing her Portuguese/German/English family recipes, was handed down to her daughter who then did the same, and that book kept getting handed down from generation to generation (my talk centres on the recipes and their history and how that book evolves with each generation reflecting where the grandmothers were living at the time).”

Registered to attend? if you have NOT attended previously please contact Marion at Chairperson.
If you have attended previously you will automatically receive the meeting invitation.
Tue Nov 30th Tuesday 30th November 2021 2pm at RICHMOND HALL

Speaker: Martin Lloyd
Subject: Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
Thrill to the dramatic account of how a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations: how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.

Martin Lloyd is the choice when passports are being discussed. He is an engaging story teller and author with titles published in travel-humour, romance, thriller, history and current affairs.