Eastbourne Meads

Makers of History

Group Leader: Irenee Harris

The meetings are held on 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm - 4pm in the main lounge at Bernard Baron Cottage Homes off Wannock Road, Polegate BN26 5HB. Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided by the home at about 3pm.

Members take it in turns to give a talk on a person of their choice from history, illustrated if they wish, with slides. There is a projector and screen available for use if required.

The Home makes no charge for the use of the room but members of the group at each meeting will be asked to pay a voluntary contribution of £1 and the amount collected is given to the Home as a donation.

PROGRAMME

13th January: William and Thomas Lobb – 19th century plant hunters by Charles Ackerman

10th February: Sir Joseph Lister Bt who pioneered antiseptic medicine by Elizabeth Pierce

9th March: Gerardus Mercator a 16th century cartographer by Eric Lavender

13th April: No meeting Easter Monday

11th May: Vera Brittain a nurse, writer, feminist, socialist and pacifist by Linda Farrell

8th June: Gladys Aylward a Christian missionary in China by Barbara Bastow

13th July: Marcel Proust a French novelist, critic and essayist by Mona Radwan

Aug: No meeting

14th September: Barnes Wallace and the Dambusters by Brian Carter

12th October: A double helping:
Sir Archibald McIndoe FRCS a New Zealand born plastic surgeon by Janet Dineen
Horatio Bottomley MP by Ellen Bonner

9th November: Sir Walter Raleigh a 16th century writer, poet and explorer by Irenee Harris

Dec: No meeting

For further information about the group, contact the Group Leader by clicking the blue bird icon.

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