Ewyas Harold & District


We meet once a month, at 2pm, on the second Wednesday of the month at Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall Pontrilas Road, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Feb 14th

Monthly Meeting

Followed by a presentation from Christine Hope on how she set up her business "Hopes of Longtown", plus a brief talk on her Nuffield farming scholarship into Rural Entrepreneurship

Wed Mar 14th

Monthly Meeting

AGM followed by

The History of The Ukulele " by Matt Stead

How a tiny instrument conquered the world!
Matt is a professional full time ukulele player and teacher based in Ross-On-Wye,

Wed Apr 11th

Monthly meeting

Conspiracy and Cover-up: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Presentation by Roger Curtis a subject he has studied for 50 years. Roger has an extensive library and will bring models, replica ‘firearms’ etc to illustrate his talk.

Wed May 9th

Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Janet Robinson

Talk is Family Matters and is a presentation of a family history c. 1845-1945 with an emphasis on the changing role of women during that period.

Wed Jun 13th

Monthly Meeting

The Sheik of Shellac presents MUSIC BEFORE THE MICROCHIP

Music is very convenient now. There is usually no hiss and crackle either. But what happened to its soul? Does the sterile stuff that you can download have vitality or depth?

Come back to the time when people cranked a handle for half a minute in order to hear three minutes of music – and appreciated it all the more as a result. YOU don’t have to crank the handle – the SHEIK OF SHELLAC does that.

Wed Jul 11th

Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Terry Ewington, Station Manager at the Barry Island Coastwatch station.
The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores.

Each station assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the UK coastline.

Wed Aug 8th

Summer Party - Bring and Share

Wed Sep 12th

Monthly Meeting

Wed Oct 10th

Monthly Meeting

Fool's Gold

Following their successful visit in September 2017, Steve and Carol return with their musical story Beat The Drum -
Originally produced for Help for Heroes and The British Legion, the show Is a commemoration of The First Great War, this show examines the conflict through the eyes of a newly married couple, who are caught up in the events of 1914.

Wed Nov 14th

Monthly Meeting

My Life in the Civil Service by our member Lynda Cecil

Wed Dec 12th

Monthly Meeting XMAS Party

Tue Jan 8th

Monthly Meeting

Every Picture Tells a Story by Peter Preece

The presentation includes how Peter attracts wildlife into situations to obtain good images and there is a sequence of action pictures of kingfisher to begin with. The talk also covers butterflies/insects, many mammals, amphibians and snakes, mice etc.

Wed Feb 13th

Monthly Meeting

followed by a presentation War Diary ~ story of a WW1 soldier by Mike Watkins.
The story of a Canadian soldier who started the war as a private, ended the war as a lieutenant with a Military Cross and a German wife! It’s a fascinating story of his life and fellow soldiers in and out of the trenches.

Wed Mar 13th

Monthly Meeting

Roy Wood How to Enjoy a Healthy & Wealthy Retirement

This is Roy's most popular presentation, which has so far been well received by over 150 Probus Clubs and U3As.
It is a light hearted talk, delivered in a humorous manner;
Upon receiving extremely disappointing results at an annual health check, Roy learned that he had abnormally high blood pressure& cholesterol, he was pre-diabetic, overweight and that his alcohol intake was beyond the recommended amount.
He was told that high blood pressure is the single biggest killer amongst men in the western world, regularly leading to heart attacks and strokes... this meant it was time for change!
Roy decided against the use of medication, as suggested by his UK doctor, and instead spent 10 days at the Pritikin Longevity Centre in Miami, Florida. It was here where he learned that all of his ailments could be improved and treated with simple lifestyle changes: diet, exercise and sleep as opposed to medication and eventually surgery. His results were so stunning within such a short period of time, that Roy now shares the secrets of his new found passion with audiences worldwide!