Preston & District

Events

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic ALL group meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. We will be keeping in touch through our weekly newsletter and will notify members if anything changes.

We are trialling monthly meeting speakers via Zoom.

Our monthly meeting and the additional Events Programme provides a wide range of educational and social activities that should appeal to our members. From January 2018, non-members may attend two meetings of their choice e.g. monthly meeting and/or a group meeting before deciding whether or not to join us.

You will pay the normal £2.50 entry charge to cover the cost of accommodation for our Additional Events, but all regular Monthly Meetings will be £1.00

Scroll down for the full list of Events; they are arranged monthly meetings first followed by additional Events.

To see the range of interest Groups you may join and to find out when they meet, click on the Groups button at the top of the page.

Monthly meetings are held at Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LT.
The No.15 bus stops right outside the Church and there are 100 car park spaces. The monthly meetings begin at 2.15 pm, Admission to all monthly meetings is £1.00

Often we have visiting speakers or sometimes presentations put together by our own members. If you can suggest the names of good speakers we would like to hear from you.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu May 20th JOHN HOPE- “TIME THROUGH THE AGES”

A journey through Time showing how it’s measurement developed and improved. From Sundials and Water Clocks, to the introduction of Mechanical Clocks, Pendulum Devices, Railway Time and the Atomic Clock.

ZOOM Meeting.
Thu Jun 17th JENNY MALIN - “MY ANCESTORS AND THEIR PROFESSIONS DURING 5 GENERATIONS OF THE BRITISH RAJ IN INDIA“

Jenny talks about her ancestors who served in the Army, the Royal Indian Navy, on the Madras Railways, in Education and as a Postmaster General in the early Telegraph industry.

ZOOM Meeting.
Thu Jul 15th BERNARD LOCKETT - “THE HERITAGE OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN”

Includes excerpts from their work showing the political and social satire in their work which was the precursor to much of today’s wit and satire.

ZOOM Meeting.
Thu Aug 19th ALISON MEES - "LIVING THE AFRICAN DREAM”

Alison will talk about her 16-year journey in Africa working on Conservation and Community projects, including help to maintain Cheetah numbers in the wild. Illustrated with a large collection of photographs.

ZOOM Meeting.

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