Programme of Speakers
DATE and VENUE, SPEAKER, SUBJECT AND SYNOPSIS
Legend: Venue/Loc; MC Methodist Church. DS Deeping School. CH Coronation Hall.
|21 Jan MC||Sue Jakeman||Bees and Beekeeping|
|18 Feb MC||David Mainwaring||Deepings Lakes|
|18 March MC||Malcolm Kenwood||Fakes and Forgeries|
|15 April MC||Alastair Goodrum||Women in Aviation|
|20 May MC||Sophie Chapman||Valuing Fine Art and Antiques|
|17 June MC||Dr Maureen James||Fenland Folklore|
|15 July MC||Karen Hepworth-Lavery||From Classroom to Alpaca Farm The Story of Misty Meadows|
|19 Aug||NO MEETING|
|16 Sept MC||Mike Harrison||A History of Tolethorpe Hall & Stamford Shakespeare Company|
|21 Oct MC||Jasmine Allen||The Radiant Art of Stained Glass|
|18 Nov MC||Graham Short||Graham Short - The Hands of Genius|
|16 Dec CH||Jill Collinge||The Christmas Tradition|
|21 Jan.Bees and Beekeeping|
Sue Jakeman, a former beekeeper dressed in her protective kit, will tell us about the lives of bees in hives, how the workers bring in the pollen and make honey, the elements of a hive and how to keep the occupants healthy.
|18 Feb.Deepings Lakes|
David Mainwaring, one of the volunteers, will tell us about how the flooded gravel pits became a nature reserve, the work that has been carried out since to make facility we see now, and future development plans.
|18 March. Fakes and Forgeries|
Malcolm Kenwood, a former police specialist investigating art and antique crime, will use his case studies to tell us how skilled forgers sucessfully pass off their work as that of well known artists to dupe the experts.
|15 April. Women in Aviation|
Alastair Goodrum will outline the feats of local, national and international female avators who have made significant contributions to the world of aeronautics oiver the past 200 years.
|20 May. Valuing Fine Art and Antiques|
Sophie Chapman from Stamford auctioneers, Batemans, will tell us about this specialism, demonstrating this with selected items brought in by U3A members.
|17 June Fenland Folklore|
Dr Maureen James explores the folk beliefs of the people of the Fens, dating back to times when the ground was subject to inundation and life was at the mercy of weather and people felt the need to protect themselves and their property from harm.
|15 July The Story of Misty Meadows Alpacas|
Karen Hepworth-Lavery talks about her career change from headmistress to setting up and running her Alpaca Farm in Maxey
|19 Aug NO MEETING|
|16 Sept A History of Tolethorpe Hall and Stamford Shakespeare Company|
Mike Harrison’s talk covers the life of the Hall and of significant people who lived here and Stamford Shakespeare Company involvement in restoring it, whilst becoming a theatre company of national importance.
|21 Oct The Radiant Art of Stained Glass|
Dr Jasmine Allen, curator of The Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral will tell us about the unique art of stained glass, its history and stylistic development from the medieval period to the present, uncovering a number of treasures on our doorstep.
|18 Nov Graham Short - The Hands of Genius|
The hands are Graham’s – he tell us about how, having failed at school, he became a world class engraver, about his work for prestigious clients and projects including engraving “the Lord’s Prayer” on a pinhead and “Nothing is Impossible” on the sharp edge of a Wilkinson Sword.
|16 Dec The Christmas Tradition|
Jill Collinge ...........
Venue/Location MC Methodist Church and DS Deeping School, Coronation Hall.
|15 Jan MC||Chris(tine) Carr||Invisible Imps – Medicine and Folklore in the Middle Ages|
|19 Feb MC||Stuart Orme||Peterborough Cathedral – Past Present & Future|
|19 March MC||David Pennell||Burghley House Estate|
|16 April MC||Air Vice Marshall Paul Robinson||Bomber Command & the International Bomber Command Centre|
|21 May MC||Jane Barnes||Dairy Farm Revisited|
|18 June MC||Jim Latham||The True Story of the Birth of The Archers|
|16 July MC||Stephen Lovell||East Anglia.|
|20 Aug Deepings School||Fools Gold, Carol & Steve Robson||Stories with Strings Musical Entertainment by Folk duo.|
|17 Sept MC||Philip Caine||Barrow to Baghdad and back|
|15 Oct MC||Ashley Behan||Safer Driving and Staying Safer on the Roads|
|19 Nov MC||Rob Hill||Hambleton Bakery|
|17 Dec Coronation Hall||Janette Merilion||Christmas Crackers|
19th February Stuart Orme - Peterborough Cathedral – Past Present & Future
As the Cathedral celebrates its 900th Anniversary in 2018 we hear about its history, what’s happening currently and plans for its future
19th March - Burghley House Estate
The Estate Manager talks about the many aspects of stewarding the estate that ensure the continuance of Burghley House
16th April - Bomber Command & the International Bomber Command Centre
The story of Bomber Command from WW2 and the development of the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln
21 May - Dairy Farm Revisited
In 2014 Jane Barnes told us about her life as a farmer’s wife. She returns to update us on their dairy herd, cheese production and what’s going on in the farming industry in UK and worldwide. She will bring cheese produced from their milk for sale.
18th June - The True Story of the Birth of The Archers
Jim Latham tells us how the Archers was based on Rippingale and Dowsby after a local farmer first suggested he idea for a farming programme.
16th July - East Anglia Natures Haven - From Reed beds, Fens, Cliffs, heaths to Saltmarsh. This region really does have them all . Find out why this area recognised as Britain's most ecologically diverse and the wildlife that lives there.
20th August - Stories with Strings.
Musical Entertainment for 15th Anniversary Celebration - Acoustic duo Fool's Gold will entertain us with original and traditional folk-ish music using a variety of instruments. Their selection of songs,often themed, including regional,industrial and historical are supported by wonderful stories and visuals. We may be inspired to sing along too.
17th September - Barrrow to Baghdad and back
An author talks about incidents his working life in several countries which inspired him to write adventure/thriller novels.
15 Oct Safer Driving and Staying Safer on the Roads.
Ashley Behan will talk about aspects of safer driving and staying safer on the roads for all road users (car drivers, bike riders or pedestrians). In addition to safety tips, it could help us to rid ourselves of the bad habits we have developed over many years.
19 Nov Hambleton Bakery.
Robert Hill will talk about Hambleton Bakery which produces top quality traditional artisan bread.
21 Dec Christmas Crackers.
Janette Merilion will talk about folk lore associated with Christmas plants, suitable plants for gifts and what is looking good in the garden over the Christmas period.
|16Jan MC||Martin Lander||Once Upon Time…..|
|20Feb MC||George Waugh||Being a Butler|
|20March MC||Nigel Perry||Saving Lives in Lincolnshire|
|24April MC||Philippa Massey||What’s in a Name (Stamford street Names)|
|15May MC||Scot Creasy||Don’t Forget to Remember|
|19June MC||Denise Taylor||Medical Detection Dogs|
|17July MC||Ian Maber||Laughing My Way Around The World|
|21Aug xx||NO MEETING|
|18Sept MC||Barbara Meyer||Wildlife Conservation - different approaches to helping endangered species|
|16Oct MC||Bernard Lockett||The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and Sullivan|
|20Nov MC||Balloons, Bleriots and Barnstormers -200 years of flying for fun.||Pioneers of the air from 1783:Dare devil men and women; airshows and air exhibitions around the Wash.|
|18 Dec CORONATION HALL||Mike Storr||Masters of Mirth|
2017 - SYNOPSIS
Once Upon Time…. ~ Not nursery rhymes, but Martin Lander presents some reflections on the history and observation of time past and present.
Being a Butler ~ George Waugh talks about his time as a butler at Burleigh House
Saving Lives in Lincolnshire ~ Nigel Perry talks about the work of LIVES, the Lincolnshire charity that supports 700+ highly trained and dedicated volunteers who get to their neighbours quickly to deliver vital care in the first critical moments of a medical emergency before handing over to ambulance staff.
What’s in a Name? ~ How many names actually give us information about the settlement, the place or the street? More than you'd think..... on her return, Philippa Massey takes a look at place names and Stamford’s street names, what they can tell us, and how and why they have changed over time.
Don’t Forget to Remember ~ Scot Creasy presents an entertaining introduction to the memory techniques he uses, providing some simple and practical applications that we can use in everyday life.
Medical Detection Dogs ~ Having told us about Hearing Dogs, Denise Taylor returns to tell us about a dog’s ability to detect minute odour traces created by diseases and the associated clinical research; together with dogs trained to help people with life threatening conditions.
Laughing My Way Around The World ~ Ian Maber recounts humorous events from his life in many countries arising from dealing with cultural issues. From bizarre to ridiculous, this illustrated talk should have us laughing from beginning to end.
Wildlife Conservation – Barbara Meyer will provide an overview different approaches to helping endangered species and why they are needed or why some cannot necessarily be seen as conservation.
The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan – Bernard Lockett will outline this significant aspect of Gilbert & Sullivan’s work and then show exerts on DVD which demonstrate this to prompt discussion and questions.
Balloons, Bleriots and Barnstormers - Pioneers of the air from 1783:Dare devil men and women; airshows and air exhibitions around the Wash.
Masters of Mirth An affectionate look at some favourite Music Hall laughter makers. How Music Hall began. Favourite characters - Robb Wilton, Stanley Holloway, Bernard Miles to name but a few; examples of their acts including their famous monologues.
|Venue/Location||MC Methodist Church||and DS Deeping School|
|DATE 2016 - Loc||SPEAKER||SUBJECT|
|18Jan MC||Roger Negus||Great British Film Stars of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s|
|15Feb MC||Gerry Burrows||Goodnight Children Everywhere|
|21March MC||Chris(tine) Carr||An Abundance of Riches:The Spice Trade|
|18April MC||Derek Harris||Up the Cut - A history of the canals of England and Wales|
|16May MC||Nigel Burn||Magna Carta’s Lincolnshire Connection.|
|20June MC||Robin Dennett||The story of Dennett's Ice Cream|
|18July MC||Dr John Sutton||The Story of the Unknown Warrior|
|15Aug DS?||Alan Bolt||Songs With Guitar & Humour|
|19Sept MC?||Roger Hailwood||The National Memorial Arboretum|
|17Oct MC?||Stephen Griffiths||My Days as a Spy|
|21Nov MC?||Dr. Stephen Upex||Roman archaeology of the Peterborough area and the Welland valley and fens around the Deepings|
|19Dec green school||tba||NO SPEAKER|
Synopsis / Outlines of 2016 Presentations
21 March Chris(tine) Carr (aka Briga; Historian/archaeologist). An Abundance of Riches: The Spice Trade. Galangal, asafoetida and Grains of Paradise are just some of the mysterious spices imported into Britain from the early Middle Ages onwards. Where did they come from and how? Who used them and what for? The story of the spice trade goes back further than you might imagine.
18 April Derek Harris Up The Cut. An amusing and informative history of the Canals of England & Wales; a whistle stop tour, starting at the beginning of the modern canal age with James Brindley and the Bridgwater Canal, through the growth of commercial carrying, to its decline and neglect. Added to this is a number of songs with audience participation in places!
16 May Nigel Burn Magna Carta’s Lincolnshire Connections. Focusses on Lincolnshire men and women who lay behind the creation of the Charter, and the events between 1215 and 1217 culminating in The Battle of Lincoln Fair: it will argue that but for the role of Lincoln Castle and its castellan Nicola de la Haye in withstanding a major siege Magna Carta might today be a dead letter
20 June Robin Dunnett (Dennett’s Ice Cream) (Spilsby)
The story of Dennett’’s Ice Cream. The Dennett family has been making dairy ice cream in Lincolnshire for three generations in Spilsby,. Over the years the Ice Cream has won several national awards for its quality.
18 July Dr John Sutton. The Story of the Unknown Warrior.This talk tells the story of where the idea of an unknown warrior was first conceived; the very differing opinions of the King and the British government. The talk also focuses on how the Unknown Warrior was selected and his journey home from France; the nation’s reaction to the burial service in Westminster Abbey
15 August Summer Event Alan Bolt (Musician and entertainer) provides a light-hearted presentation of songs with guitar & humour. Material incl: folk, country style songs,50's/60's music & audience participation items.
19 September Roger Hailwood (NMA speaker) (Lichfield Area)
National Memorial Arboretum
17 October Stephen Griffiths (former RAF Officer) My Days as a Spy.All will be revealed in the Talk.
21 November Dr Stephen Upex (Archaeologist / historian) Roman archaeology of the Peterborough area and the Welland valley and fens around the Deepings
19 December Christmas Event Activities yet to be decided
Meeting location.The planned venues for 2015 are DS - The Deeping School Academy, MC - Methodist Church, tba - to be advised.
|19th Jan||DS||John Haden||Good to be different ~ small people from Jeffrey Hudson to Ellie Simmonds|
|16th Feb||DS||Adrian Hoyle||A Trek to Everest Base Camp|
|16th March||DS||Peter Sellars||The RNLI ~ The Skegness lifeboat|
|20th April||MC||Graham Keal||Oprah Winfrey touched my elbow ~ interviews with TV celebrities|
|18th May||MC||Andrew Sankey||Funny Garden Features ~ unusual and weird features in gardens from the Romans to the Victorians|
|15th June||MC||Martin & Mrs Beaton||The Falkland Islands|
|20th July||tba||Jill Collinge||Simple Words, Hidden Meanings ~ The history of nursery rhymes|
|17th Aug||DS||Andy Smith||Under the Influence ~ songs that have influenced my repertoire, my style and my life|
|21st Sept||tba||Ron Abbott||The Incas & Machu Picchu|
|19th Oct||tba||Don Chiswell||Edith Cavell|
|16th Nov||tba||Stuart Orme||Hadrian’s Wall (or other option)|
|21st Dec||tba||NO SPEAKER||Groups entertainment?|
Meeting location.The planned venues for 2014 as shown, DA is The Deeping Academy, tba to be advised.
|Jan 20th (DA)||Gail Stuart||(Eric Morecombe's daughter) - Morecambe Moments|
|Feb 17th (DA)||Stephen Perry||The Story of Peterborough’s Hospitals|
|March 17th (DA)||Paul Smith||The Story of Thomas Cook & John Mason Cook|
|April 28th (DA)||Mrs. Jane Barnes||Tales from A Farmers Wife. (Stilton cheese samples available and farm visits can be arranged)|
|May 19th (Methodist Church)||Richard Adams||Rutland, Small but Beautiful. A closer look at England’s smallest county|
|June 16th (Methodist Church)||Terry McCarthy||Transport of Delight. The many forms of transport over the last 40 yrs.|
|July 21st (Methodist Church)||Mr & Mrs J Sandall||Chernobyl. The charity work carried out following the nuclear disaster.|
|Aug. 18th (DA)||Summer Buffet Party with music by Andy Smith||'Amusing journey through life by music'.|
|Sept.15th (DA)||Roger Negus||Stars & Films of The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930’s—1960’s|
|Oct.20th (DA)||Mr & Mrs G. Frisby||Miscellany. Over the period 1920-1960|
|Nov. 17th (DA)||Doreen Reed||Facts, Fibs & A Pinch of Salt. An entertaining talk|
|Dec. 15th (Coronation Hall)||Christmas meeting tba.|
The planned venues for 2013 are: Jan to July at The Methodist Chapel (MC). August, the 10th anniversary celebrations will be at The Deeping Academy (DA). September to December TBA
|Jan 21st (MC)||Mr Steve Hill||The Galapagos Islands A presentation of the unique wildlife of the Islands|
|Feb 18th (MC)||Mrs Denise Taylor||Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The training & work of Hearing Dogs|
|Mar 18th (MC)||Philippa Massey||In Search of Daniel Lambert. The story of his life|
|Apr 15th (MC)||Terry Barnatt||A Country Year. Audio Visual Presentation Through the Seasons|
|May 20th (MC)||Neil Mackenzie||The Boy Bishops. The happenings when choristers become Bishops for one day|
|Jun 17th (MC)||Stuart Reid BSc MCGI. Squadron Leader RAF (retired)||RAFBBF. The story behind the aircraft of the Battle of Britain Flight|
|July 15th (MC)||Nick Sandford.||The Woodland Trust Creating Woodland Together. Why we need more Woods & Trees|
|Aug 19th (DA)||Vox Mondiale Dianne Spence||Songs From Around The World.|
|Oct 21st (MC)||Gerry Burrows||What happened to the Faberge’s Eggs|
|Nov 18th (MC)||David Pendry||An Eye through the Lens. A photographic look at various objects.|
|Dec 16th (Coronation Hall)||Christmas meeting, no speaker|
All meetings are in the Methodist Church unless stated otherwise. **NOTE For 2012 MAY JUNE JULY and AUGUST - ** Meetings in the Deepings' School **
|January 16th||Gerry Burrows||Peter Carl Faberge Jeweller to the Tsars|
|February 20th||David Leggett||Peterborough Railway Streets|
|March 19th||Tony Bates||Seasons and sayings|
|April 16th||R A F Presentation Team||The R A F Story|
|May 21st Deepings School||Steve Perry||The Fredrick Frank Story|
|June 21st Deepings School||Mark Ellwood||Deene Park & The Brudenell Family|
|July 16th Deepings School||Malcolm Nicholls||Institute of Advanced Motorists, Road Craft|
|August 20th Deepings School||Garth Perry||The Map Which Changed the World|
|September 17th||Brian Jones||To Serve Them All The Day|
|October 15th||Brian Dawson||Percy Grainger, Folks Songs of Lincolnshire 1905-08|
|November 19th||Mrs J Store||Jennie’s Christmas Box|
|December 17th||NO SPEAKER BOOKING|
|17 January||WHAT THE WELL DRESSED GEORGIAN WOMEN WORE - by Alison Smith|
|21 February||SOME LADIES NAMED ELIZABETH FROM HISTORY - by Brian Jones|
|21 March||OPEN ALL HOURS - Gerry Burrows|
|18 April||DEEDS NOT WORDS - Was this how women won the vote? - by Elizabeth Parkinson in The Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping st James PE6 8NF|
|16 May||THE STORY OF THE RED CROSS - by Liz Waterland|
|20 June||TRAVELS WITH THE COLONEL - by Jennie Storr|
|18 July||ON THIS DAY.........- by Katie Davenport-Mackay|
|15 August||SUMMER FAYRE in The Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping St James, PE6 8NF. Speaker Jill Collinge on I NEVER KNEW THAT.....the origin of sayings.|
|19 September||THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT OF WISBECH - by TBA|
|17 October||LYVEDEN NEW BIELD, TRESHAM & THE GUN POWER PLOT - by Mark Bradshaw|
|21 November||PUBS OF THE DEEPINGS PAST & PRESENT - by John Bloomfield|
|19 December||CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA in The Deepings' School, Park Road, Deeping St James, PE6 8NF|