Newport, Shropshire


Our monthly meetings are held at the Royal British Legion Club in Audley Road, Newport TF10 7DP on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, commencing at 2.00 p.m. There is usually a speaker booked at each meeting on a range of varied topics. Admission is free for members (in 2019) and £1 for non-members. Refreshments are available. Ample car parking.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 19th


Bread Making in Victorian Times

John talks about the history of baking from the industrial revolution to the history of his family and what it was like to be on television.

Tue Mar 19th

Janine Loxton

Banking Scams

"Friends Against Scams" is our talk on keeping yourself safe and is a National Trading Standards initiative and aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams. These talks are absolutely free and apply to everyone whichever bank you bank with.
Janine is the Community Banker for Newport, she also holds Sessions at Newport Library on Tuesdays 10am- 12pm

Tue Apr 16th


Coracle Making

Judy will bring an actual Coracle & explain the making of one with the aid of slides

Tue May 21st

AGM - Members Only

After the AGM Margaret Hazlehurst will head a discussion on "Climate Change"

Tue Jun 18th


Barrow to Baghdad and Back (My Career Story)

Philip's work has taken him to many countries around the world, the last 10 years of which were spent in the Middle East.
Since retiring in 2015, he has become an author and guest speaker and will now tell us how a career that began in Barrow in Furness ended in Baghdad.
His talk starts with him leaving school and ends with the writing of his first novel.

"My talks starts with me leaving school and ends with the writing of my first novel.
• I talk about my time as a chef and manager in the hotel industry (10 yrs ).
• Then talk about my time working in the oil business on rigs in the North Sea (17 yrs ).
• Then about my time in Algeria – in the oil business (1 yr )
• Then about my time in Nigeria – in the oil business (1 yr )
• Then about Kazakhstan and Russia (7 yrs )
• Then about my time in Baghdad working for the American Military (7yrs)
• Then about my time running companies in Dubai and Iraq (4 yrs)
I talk about things that happened to me in the various places I have worked, with plenty of interest and humour.
Finally I talk about my factitious adventure / thriller novels (currently 5) all inspired by my ten years in the Middle East."