Camelot Area

Forthcoming Events

Monthly meetings are held at the Caryford Hall Ansford Castle Cary, usually, on the last Friday of the month

Starting at 2.30 we have a guest speaker for a short talk and then finish with Tea, Coffee & biscuits.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Apr 30th MONTHLY MEETING & TALK
Due to Covid Restrictions the talk will be available to members via ZOOM

TODAY'S TALK - "SEDGEMOOR - The last battle fought on English soil"
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A talk given by James Porter - Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)

TOPIC & SYNOPSIS
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Sedgemoor in 1685 was the last battle fought on English soil and is a fine example of a daring surprise attack, a well-organised defence and a close-run battle. A different outcome might have led to a change of monarch and a different national path. In the talk I cover the political situation as Charles II’s reign draws to a close, and the personality of the Duke of Monmouth. I describe Monmouth’s initially successful march through the West Country following his landing at Lyme Regis, ending up with his army at Bridgwater. I look at the nature of the two opposing armies, together with their weaponry and training. Next, the daring night approach march by Monmouth which nearly succeeds in taking the Royal camp by surprise, the battle and the aftermath with Judge Jefferies and his Bloody Assize.

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Tue May 25th GROUP LEADERS RESTART FORUM
Venue: Caryford Community Hall, Ansford, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ

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Fri May 28th MONTHLY MEETING & TALK
Due to Covid Restrictions the talk will be available to members via ZOOM

TODAY'S TALK - "SEDGEMOOR - The last battle fought on English soil"
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Presenter Ashley Jones MBE
Detective Sargent Jones (Retired) formerly of the Avon and Somerset Police, was awarded an MBE in 2020. The honour had been awarded "for services to charity and to older people in South West England and South Wales".

TOPIC & SYNOPSIS
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The presentation will focus upon the increasing risks of fraud, which has become the most prevalent of all crime types currently encountered by people in the modern era. I will discuss the most common fraud with tips on spotting scams and frauds in our daily lives, as well as offering a raft of fraud prevention advice to help keep the audience scam-free in the future.

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Wed Jun 2nd CAMELOT U3A OPEN DAY & ENROLMENT

Do come along to be inspired by what our groups do and bring your friends too.
Don't forget you can re-enrol in advance to avoid the queues on the day!

The event is being held at Caryford Community Hall. The Hall will be available for group leaders and their helpers to set up displays from 11.30. We invite members and visitors from 2.00-4.00.

There will be 30 minute tidy-up session afterwards. If any group leader is unable to attend please ask one of your group to represent you.

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Wed Jun 16th NEW MEMBERS COFFEE MORNING

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