Oswestry

Programme

Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday at the Memorial Hall, Oswestry. Coffee and biscuits available from 10 am. The meeting starts at 10.30 am usually finished 11.30 - 11.45 am.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Sep 17th Malcolm Castle (Retired Fireman / Author) - More Tales from a Country Fireman

NOTE: Someone from Operation Sabre will be coming to this meeting to pick up the RED BAGS, so please remember to bring them in if you have one
Tue Sep 24th Norman Harris - Atlantic to Pacific; The Story of the Panama Canal
Tue Oct 1st Alison Utting - Eglantyne Jebb.
British Socialist reformer, born in Ellesmere, who founded the Save the Children organisation at the end of the First World War
Tue Oct 8th Teresinha Roberts - Animal Fibres, From Angora to Yak.
Return visit by this Brazilian born textile artist whose previous talk in 2016 was The Story of Silk
Tue Oct 15th Members Morning:
Jane Minifie - From St Martins Moor to Stratford Upon Avon by Narrowboat
There will also be a brief introductory talk about the Social History group by Jo Judson
Tue Oct 22nd Philip Harrison - The Building of Paddy's Wigwam.
Philip's personal reminiscences and anecdotes from the building of Liverpool's Roman Catholic Cathedral. He was the resident site architect during its construction from 1964 to 1968
Tue Oct 29th Sue Cooper - The Folklore and Traditions Associated With Our Wild Plants
Sue has been associated with Churchyard conservation and the rewilding of churchyards in many parts of the country
Tue Nov 5th David Mitchell - Chester Town Criers. Popular, award-winning speaker, David has made several appearances on radio, TV and film in his colourful town crier's outfit
Tue Nov 12th AGM. (Note: There will be no Anniversary Lunch this year)
Tue Nov 19th Cathy Preston - More Than Willow.
Cathy is a local business woman who will explain how she uses a wide range of natural materials to create decorative and functional items for the home and garden
Tue Nov 26th Professor Simon Leather - The Good, The Bad and the Plain Just Wrong
(re Insects portrayed in children’s books)
Tue Dec 3rd Ray Sturdy - The Home Guard - The Real Dad's Army
True memories of our wartime Home Guard. Was it all really like the TV comedy series?
Tue Dec 10th Mike and Wilma Hayes - Remembering The Swinging 60's
A light hearted look at people, things and events of the 1960s.
Tue Dec 17th Christmas Party.
Festive food and fun, with musical entertainment provided by Roger Browne (who came in March to play his piano and give us his talk on 'From New Orleans to New York; A Musical Journey)