Wadhurst

Dates and details of forthcoming events

THE MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING IS HELD AT THE COMMEMORATION HALL, WADHURST STARTING AT 2.30pm

(If anyone is willing to offer transport to and from the meetings to those who require a lift please notify the Chairman via the CONTACT page)


Dates for your Diary
March 2019
Wed Mar 27thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
April 2019
Sat Apr 6thSocial

BARN DANCE

featuring

The Spinning Jenny Band

Saturday 6th April

at 7.45pm

Uplands Community College

BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC SUPPER

OPEN TO ALL!

Wed Apr 17thMeetingMr. Bernard Lockett
The Musical Theatre of Gilbert & Sullivan
Wed Apr 24thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
May 2019
Wed May 15thMeetingAlaric Bond
The British Navy 1793-1815

Alaric is an author of historical nautical books and his talk will give us information about the period 1793 - 1815 with reference to smuggling and smugglers.
Wed May 22ndSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
June 2019
Sat Jun 8thSocial

RACE NIGHT

Watch this space for further details!

Wed Jun 19thMeetingGreat Ormond Street Hospital

Our Speaker will give us an inspiring talk on the history and ground-breaking work of the Hospital featuring stories of some amazing patients and their families.
Wed Jun 26thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
July 2019
Wed Jul 17thMeetingMr Brian Braby
Sussex Place Names - Their Origins and Meanings

The talk will cover two main areas of interest.

The historical setting provides a very brief account of where Angles and Saxons settled in Britain after the Romans departed, which is why over 95% of Sussex place-names are of Saxon origin. This, together with the written archive material, gives us much of the historical evidence, e.g. Bede’s History of the English Church, the Anglo-Saxon Chronical, Domesday Book, and others.

The second part will be an analysis of the meanings of the names of specific places in Sussex, including the principal towns of the county, and also the places in the lose vicinity of where the talk takes place. This will explain why so many place names include the elements “ham”, “hurst”, “leigh”, “bourne” “ton”, “don”, “ing” and many others.

A 4-sided set of printed notes, including most of the text of the talk, will be available at the end for £4 to cover the cost of printing.
Wed Jul 24thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
August 2019
Wed Aug 21stMeetingMr. Geoff Hutchinson
The Life of John Baird - The Pioneer of Television
Wed Aug 28thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
September 2019
Wed Sep 11thSocialBirthday Party

Our birthday party this year will be help at Dale Hill Golf Club where we will enjoy a Full Afternoon Tea.
Wed Sep 18thMeetingMr. Ian Gledhill
An Introduction to Art Nouveau Architecture

A look at the astonishing flowering (quite literally in some cases!) of this highly decorative style that flourished around 1900, particularly in Belgium and France.
Wed Sep 25thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
October 2019
Wed Oct 16thMeetingBridget Wood and Millie Harris
Medical Detection Dogs

This talk is about the charity Medical Detection Dogs who train dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life threatening diseases. This talk will give an insight into the charity’s past, present and future.
Wed Oct 23rdSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
November 2019
Wed Nov 20thMeetingMr. Philip Cheung
The Life & Times of Sir Robert Hotung (1862-56)

Born of a Dutch father and a Chinese mother in a temporary and unofficial
union, Hotung had an inauspicious start to life in Hong Kong, the island off the coast of China and ceded to Britain after the First Opium War in 1842. However, fluent in English and Chinese, and astute in human affairs, he became one of the richest and most influential community leaders in the Crown Colony by the time he was in his forties. Relying on his grasp of how the Western and Chinese minds worked, he overcame the many prejudices that came his way from being accepted by neither the European nor Chinese communities as one their own.

This talk tells the story of how Hotung built his businesses, helped his siblings along the way, and brought up his children, using the episodes of his colourful life this illustrate the society of his time, where East met West in the turbulence of post-imperial China.
Wed Nov 27thSocialCoffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.
December 2019
Wed Dec 11thSocial

CHRISTMAS PARTY!

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