Ewyas Harold & District

Events

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
Meetings
Wed May 8th

Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Philip Bowen - The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and the Stately Home

Wed Jun 12th

Monthly Meeting

Dean Powell - The Incredible Life of Dr William Price
Dean enjoys a first-class reputation as a guest speaker in a wide variety of events ranging from after-dinner appearances and public lectures.

Chartist, surgeon, heretic, Archdruid and pioneer in the legalisation of cremation in the British Isles, Dr William Price was undoubtedly one of the most flamboyant, romantic and eccentric characters in Welsh history. Famed healer, crusader of reform, exiled political activist and a sparkling, dynamic, eloquent man who blazed progress and controversy by outraging a conventional society, there was much more to Price than his radical attitudes to cremation. Poverty-stricken in his youth, his father was an insane priest, although Price remarkably became a surgeon by the age of just twenty-one. He created an embryonic national health service, masterminded the first Museum of Welsh Life, launched Wales's first cooperative society, had visions of a new massed druidic rising and was exiled to France as a Chartist leader. Calling his first son Iesu Grist (Jesus Christ) Price, claiming he was a druidic Messiah, he cremated the child after its death aged just five months. The landmark court case led to the passing of the Cremation Act in 1902. He fathered illegitimate children with a housekeeper sixty years his junior and died sipping a glass of champagne at the age of ninety-two.

Wed Jul 10th

Monthly Meeting

Tax, Care and Toyboys presented by Oliver Hill
Protecting your family's nest egg-
Inheritance tax -
Stopping sideways disinheritance -
Lasting Powers of Attorney -

Our speaker will introduce the above issues, and explain what steps can be taken to plan for the future.

Wed Aug 14th

Summer Party - Bring and Share

Wed Sep 11th

Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Dexi Garman - Hair and Make Up Artist who has worked in Films, Videos, with celebrities and magazines.
Dexi has had a long career being a member of the England Hair Team, ran the London School of Makeup, managed fashion shops in The King's Road, Marylebone and Knightsbridge for Bastet.

Wed Oct 9th

Monthly Meeting

Followed by
Alchemy to Pharmacy, and my life in Pills and Potions

A talk by Public Speaker Malcolm Meadows
Alchemy, the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold, or find a universal elixir of life. This presentation, fully illustrated, traces the history of this science through to the present day, and my career through the many changes in medicine and pharmacy.

Wed Nov 13th

Monthly Meeting

Roger Curtis will continue with his talk on the Kennedy Assassination of Friday Nov 22 1963.

Wed Dec 11th

Monthly Meeting XMAS Party

Wed Jan 8th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Followed by
The Moon from Myth to Landings and beyond Presented by Peter Williamson a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and BBC Radio Astronomy Presenter

Wed Feb 12th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Followed by
Banned by the BBC - We can't let you broadcast that!
From the 1930's through to the turn of the century Auntie Beeb has felt it her duty to protect us from all manner of sins by banning not just songs, but instrumentals too! This is a lighthearted look at some of the decisions made to protect us from unspeakable harm.

Presented by David Clark

Wed Mar 11th 2020

Monthly Meeting and AGM

Remember the Swinging Sixties
A light hearted and fun look at people, things and events of the 1960s. Remember the 60s Of course you do!

Presented by Mike Watkins and Wilma Hayes of inthestickstalks.co.uk

Wed Apr 8th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Dave Moylan aka Nathaniel Bagshot "funny Turns"

Dave Moylan performs comedy magic with the emphasis very much on the comedy. Dave has been a professional entertainer for much of his long life, performing all over the UK: Cabaret, After-dinner shows, Outdoor themed events, Weddings, Parties and the like, at some of the most (and least!) presdigious venues in the country. For more than 20 years Dave has been resident magician at Warwick Castle (performing under the name of Nathaniel Bagshot) where he has performed for hundreds of thousands of corporate guests, and his hilarious stage show is the highlight.

Wed May 13th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Followed by the return of Fool’s Gold presenting “Bang up to the Elephant”, their new show, the theme this time is our eminent ancestors The Victorians! You can imagine the fun deciding on themes, characters and events. Plus there is a vast treasure trove of very well known songs from the Golden Age of Music Hall.

Wed Jun 10th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Followed by
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY
Ever wondered why you feel attracted to some people and avoid others?
Most of us form an opinion about someone in just 90 seconds and rarely change our mind. But it is not based on the way people speak, or even what they say.
Discover how Body Language speaks louder than words when we communicate with each other, presented by Alan Jones

Wed Jul 8th 2020

{Monthly Meeting} followed by

Presentation by our member Glenn Jarvis with 'Around the World in 280 days'. A tale of our round the world trip with stories and adventures and few supporting photos

Wed Aug 12th 2020 Summer Party - Bring and Share

Open to all friends and guests/visitors
Wed Sep 9th 2020

{Monthly Meeting} followed by

Presentation by Christine Hope of Hopes of Longtown as she continues her life story.

Wed Oct 14th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Wed Nov 11th 2020

Monthly Meeting

Followed by
Misadventures in Movie Locations ( Europe and Asia Edition) Presented by Karl Bird
Trekking solo in the footsteps of his childhood heroes on the big screen through almost 40 countries, Karl introduces a fascinating presentation of sidesplitting tales and compelling stories based on his real life epic adventures. Featuring inside movie secrets from such classics as Bridge on the River Kwai, Batman, James Bond, The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Avengers and many more. Combined with a look behind the Iron curtain, Encounters with US Presidents, Tigers and even the Dalai Lama, this will be an unforgettable event for all and especially for those who share a love of the Movies and Travel.

Wed Dec 9th 2020 Xmas Party - Bring and Share