Historical Topics 2
An alternative and refreshing way of looking at History. We pick a year and everyone chooses a topic relevant to a period within 5 years either side of this date to research and talk about at the next meeting. At our first meeting in January 2019 we picked 1945 and topics included:- Rationing (buff, green & blue books), War Artists (many famous names including Lowry & Sutherland), Utility Furniture/clothes/pottery, the bombing of Dresden, the disappearance of US Navy Flight 19 over the Bemuda Triangle and inventions, notably the first computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and Computer (ENIAC), it weighed 30tons, covered 1800sq ft, failed daily and was less powerful than a modern smart watch weighing a few ounces.
The next meeting on 10th June will look at topics 5 years either side of 1906 and will be led by Peter.
This group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm in the Dining room of the Beach House Hotel and is currently full.
You will need to be a member of Milford on Sea U3A to join this group.