On the last Wednesday morning of each month (with some exceptions) a meeting is held in the Riverside Suite at Venue 360 in Gypsy Lane, Luton. Directions to Venue 360 from Parkway station can be found here. It begins at 9:45 which gives members an opportunity to meet their friends and Committee members over a cup of tea/coffee, browse the Bring & Buy stall or buy a book or jigsaw. Sometimes there is also the opportunity to hear about and reserve tickets for outings. There is usually an entrance charge of £3.00 for the monthly meetings.
At most meetings a Speaker gives an illustrated talk for 45 to 60 minutes. This starts at 10:30 am. After questions we give out any notices about groups or forthcoming trips.
NB. As from January 2020, because of the requirements of Venue 360's management, we will be moving our main meeting day to the LAST MONDAY MORNING OF THE MONTH.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Nov 27th||Edward Thomas - My Life as a Coroner|
Edward relates stories about his career.
|Wed Dec 11th||VENUE TO BE ADVISED - PLEASE KEEP LOOKING AT THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION COMING SOON|
Jenny Kelsey - How to Control Your Wife
Women & Victorian Marriage.
|Mon Jan 27th 2020||Ian Keeble - One Hundred Years of Deception|
This is a story of hoaxes and tricks played on gullible people in the 17th century.
|Mon Feb 24th 2020||Dick Breeze - The Great Cannabis Con|
A talk on the history, politics, science and medical applications of the Cannabis plant. Dick was a Hospital Consultant physician and before that a pharmacist.
|Mon Mar 30th 2020||Steve Dimmer -Carry on Matron|
Steve shares video clips and memories of the Carry On series of films.
|Mon Apr 27th 2020||Colin - The Story of Coffee|
Colin has travelled widely in South America. He talks about how the coffee bean grows, how it is cultivated etc.
|Mon Jun 1st 2020||VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED. PLEASE KEEP LOOKING HERE FOR UPDATES- Annual General Meeting|
Mike Payne - The History of Pinewood Studios.
|Mon Jun 29th 2020||Dr Martin Holmes - Harold Wilson, a Reputation Revisited|
|Mon Jul 27th 2020||Rupert Dickens - Madam Pompadour and the court of Louis XV|
|Mon Aug 24th 2020||Martin Sirot Smith - Silgrave Manor and the Washington Family|
Martin entertains in costume of the time.
|Mon Sep 28th 2020||Jenny Gibbs - Turkish Shirley Valentine|
Jenny presents in costume to talk about her life.
|Mon Oct 26th 2020||Major Lucy Lewis - My Career in the Army.|
Major Lewis recounts her experiences, including working in bomb disposal.
|Mon Nov 30th 2020||Steve Bacon - Jenner and Vaccination|
|Mon Dec 14th 2020||At the Carnival Arts Centre|
Jason Middleton - The History of Jewellery