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Monday Meeting information

Our regular Monday meetings

We will be restarting meetings in the Memorial Hall on Monday 1st November at 2:00 pm.
It will be a social, and we do hope you can join us.

Unfortunately owing to restrictions in the memorial Hall our meetings for September and October will still be held on Zoom. - See the Events page.

Please feel free to join us – all are welcome - Zoom knows no limits!

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MONDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
2pm – 4pm VIA ZOOM
September 20th On Zoom - Sussex Witchcraft by Chris Horlock
September 27th On Zoom - Pot Luck – wait and see!
OCTOBER 4th The History of Food, Drink & Table Manners Talk by Gilly Halcrow
OCTOBER 11th Quiz
OCTOBER 18th The Golden Age of Hollywood Talk by Delia Taylor
OCTOBER 25th Pot Luck

Since we have been unable to meet in the Memorial Hall we have been enjoying talks via Zoom from speakers in different parts of the country. These have included:
A beautifully illustrated and moving talk about Maidstone Girls Grammar School during WWII; A very amusing talk about an animal rescue service and sanctuary in Somerset .
We also learned a lot about the Manchester Ship Canal : its history and building, with some excellent old photos, from the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society : The Daniel Adamson (The Danny) is a 117 year old Art Deco designed steam tug.
We were entertained by Magic Ian from Edinburgh and enjoyed his stories about magicians such as Tommy Cooper and Paul Daniels. Ian amazed and delighted us with his own tricks.
We were transported to sunny Lisbon to discover the little yellow trams and learn something of Portugal’s history.
Nearer to home we saw some (very) early photographs of Brighton which gave a fascinating glimpse of our city’s past. The history of beach huts in Brighton & Hove provided an entertaining afternoon which included both segregated and mixed bathing!
In weeks when we had no speaker we had quiz afternoons and also “Pot Luck” sessions when members brought poems, pictures and memories on various subjects including flowers and plants and trees and all things Scottish – for Burns’ night. “The Golden Age of Radio” on the 19th May was a delightful nostalgic look at radio in the 40's and 50's with a most enjoyable talk and piano interludes.
On May 3rd we were treated to a fascinating talk by Dr. James Taylor about posters produced during WW2 and later, with their artists, including "Fougasse".
“(Almost) Death in Paradise” on Monday 10 May was an interesting talk about a visit to Trinidad and Tobago, including the stories of pirates of the past and drug trades in the Caribbean today.
Monday 7 June Life in Landlocked Laos : speaker : Jim Holmes (not the Jim Holmes who is a member of our u3a)Monday 5 July 2-4pm : Zoom talk : Weather Lore – why was the shepherd delighted? by Bill Avenell

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My thanks to all who have supported us through difficult times. Let’s hope we will be able to meet in the Memorial Hall in the autumn.