Daventry & District

Events

FORTHCOMING TRIPS AND OUTINGS

Visit to RAF Halton
9th March - Depart 10am from the Community Centre. Arrive 11am - Tea and coffee available.
Guided visit to RAF Museum and Flight Centre
Lunch in Officer's Mess - cost £12
14.pm Tour of Halton House, originally a Rothschild House given to the RAF in 1918
Arrive back in Daventry 16.30
Cost of minibus £10.50
email: jandm.medlars@btinternet.com
Write: J. Edwards, Medlars, Church Way, Preston Capes, Daventry. NN11 3TE

Theatre Visits: Milton Keynes
"The play that goes wrong" 25th April 2.30pm £26 including DACT transport
RSC's Matilda - Wednesday 20th June 2.30pm £42 including transport
Warhorse - Wednesday 26th September 2.30pm £37 including transport
Jill Scott, 49 Sunningdale Drive. NN11 4NZ. jillmscott@hotmail.co.uk

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MONTHLY MEETINGS

These are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2pm-4pm at Daventry Community Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry NN11 9QD There is a speaker, refreshments and an opportunity to book outings, sign up for groups and talk to members and the committee.

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SPEAKER PROGRAMME FOR 2018 -19

19 April, 2018

Air Ambulance

Many of us will know of someone who has been helped by the Air Ambulance. Our speaker today will tell us something of the origins of this organisation, its often life-saving work and its funding. Here in Daventry we have two well-supported shops, giving us a particular interest in the day-to-day running of the Air Ambulance.

17 May, 2018

Our guest speaker today is Georgie Hale. Georgie recounts the tale of when, on a wildlife cruise, she was shipwrecked in Antarctica.

21 June, 2018

AGM followed by Albrighton Pottery: 6000 years of clay

Our speaker will take us from the first urban communities and ends with the firing of the first bottle ovens in Stoke on Trent.

19 July, 2018

Speaker: Susan Slater

As many of you will be aware, the ancient ‘Silk Road’ linking Europe and China is be re-opened. Susan will tell us tales about the travellers on the Silk Road.

16th August - Garden Party - details to follow

20 September, 2018

Speaker: Derek Blunt

Back by popular demand! This time Derek is back with a talk on ‘Saints, sinners, stars and scandals’.

18 October, 2018

Speaker: Polly Feeley

‘Music and memories of a 50’s childhood’. Polly’s fascinating talk, supported by memorabilia, will be sure to bring back many recollections.

15 November, 2018

Speaker: Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher

Jeremy’s highly amusing talk will look at the topic of early post-WWII motor racing, with some original footage of Graham Hill.

20th December - In House, members only entertainment and quiz

17 January 2019

Speaker: Graham Short

Graham will tell us of his life and work as a micro-artist. Famous for having engraved the Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin, he is now considered to be one of the most talented living artists in the world.

21 February, 2019

Speaker: Malcolm Wells M.B.E.

At this meeting Malcolm will tells us about the work of Canine Partners – dogs who are trained to help those who are physically disadvantaged.

21st March - Open Day