Shaftesbury & Gillingham

Events

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Nov 5th New ZOOM Meeting

This will be our first try at having a monthly meeting using the Zoom Facility.
The speaker is Philip Caine and is titled "Barrow to Baghdad & Back Again"

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.

The meeting will begin at 10.30am and an invitation to join this meeting will be sent out to all members who are on the internet.
Thu Dec 3rd New ZOOM Meeting

This will be our second try at having a monthly meeting using the Zoom Facility.
The Speaker is Rupert Hague-Holmes and his talk is titled "We Must Take Castle Site"
The posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Philip Curtis at the Battle of Imjin River, Korea, April 1951.
This is a story of one man's bravery in a battalion action at the Battle of Imjin River in the Korean War. Whilst his bravery did not influence the outcome of the battle, nor turn the tide of the of the war, it undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his colleagues.

Rupert, an amateur military historian, based in Jersey, covers the outbreak of the Korean War and the actions of Curtis and his colleagues of 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment at the Battle of Imjin River. The action resulted in glorious defeat and the sobriquet of "The Glorious Glosters" for the tenacity of their defence against overwhelming odds.
This talk is accompanied by slides and Rupert will take questions at the end.

The meeting will begin at 10.30am and an invitation to join this meeting will be sent out to all members who are on the internet.
Thu Jan 7th 2021 New ZOOM Meeting

This will be our third monthly meeting using the Zoom Facility.
The speaker is Bob Kelley and subject "Shaftesbury - a Victim of the Industrial Revolution"

Bob was born, raised and schooled in Shaftesbury. It's tempting to say he was bred here, as his parents had a bakery in the High Street. Qualified as a Chartered Secretary he left the town for what became an international career in commercial management, and in 1987 was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Since retiring he has been a keen member of U3A and an ardent amateur historian. This talk is accompanied by slides.

The meeting will begin at 10.30am and an invitation to join this meeting will be sent out to all members who are on the internet.