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. After questions we give out any notices about groups or forthcoming trips.

Dates for your Diary
Wed May 29th

**At the Carnival Arts Centre**
AGM followed by:

Jason Middleton - Pearl - A Famous Gemstone

Wed Jun 26th Tales of the Elizabethan Underworld
Elizabethan scams and swindles
Wed Jul 31st Ben Cowell - Saving Country Houses
Looking at the fate of country houses over the last century or so and the role of the 'Historic Houses Association' in supporting them
Wed Aug 28th Colin Richards - Thrills and Spills at Northolt
Colin relates anecdotes about Northolt aerodrome.
Wed Sep 25th Carole Hawkins - Tales from the Chalk Face
Carole was a headmistress in three schools. She gives a light hearted talk, sharing anecdotes: some sad, some funny.
Wed Oct 30th Geoff Hales -Storm Warning Fitzroy
Geoff tells us about the sometimes stormy relationship between Charles Darwin (origin of the species) and Fitzroy (founder of the Met Office).
Wed Nov 27th Edward Thomas - My Life as a Coroner
Edward relates stories about his career.
Wed Dec 11th

**At the Carnival Arts Centre**

Jenny Kelsey - How to Control Your Wife
Women & Victorian Marriage.