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Monthly Meeting Speakers and Topics

Date Subject Name
March A View from the Summit John Robson
February Recollections of Canada Ann Huntley and Jen Ford
January 2020 Mindfulness and Meditation Helen Robinson
December 2019 Christmas Party
November I Don't Like Cricket, I Love ItPeter Welsh
October Digital Photography Group presentation
September Keeping Safe On-line Dave Dean
August 2019 Wessington 10th Anniversary Celebrations
July 2019 Durham Wildlife Trust- current projects
June 2019 Marie Antoinette John Derry
April 2019 Annual General Meeting
March 2019 Cheese MakingSimon Raine
February 2019 Washington Old Hall Gerard Parker
January 2019 I did it for the kids Carol Deans
December Christmas Party
November 2018 Remembrance Fools Gold, Peter&Margaret Welsh
October 2018 Boldon Auction Galleries Giles Hodges
September 2018 My Life in TV Tony Edwards
August 2018 The Rise and Fall of the Glass Industry in the North East Bill Brookes
July 2018The Hylton Castle Project Elanor Johnson
June 2018Life in the 70s Philip Curtis
May 2018 You Never Forget Your First... Peter Russell
April 2018 AGM
March 2018 Photography Presentation Digital Photography Group
February 2018 John Betjeman and the Middle Classes Neville Harris
January 2018 Winter Driving
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December 2017 Christmas Celebrations including performance by Michael Green
November 2017 Remembrance Margaret and Peter Welsh
October 2017 Silversmith Mr L Howe
September 2017 Sunderland Empire Stef Corbett
August 2017 Stormy Stories and Tragic Tales Fools Gold
July 2017 Art Appreciation Jean Barnett
June 2017 Jerome Kern Mr G Hetherington
May 2017 Abraham Lincoln Mr A Atkinson
April 2017 AGM
March 2017 Astronomy Ian Wardlaw (In House)
February 2017 no speaker
January 2017 Lola Montez Stuart Miller
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DECEMBER 2016 Christmas Celebration with food and ukuleles
NOVEMBER 2016 Remembrance Margaret and Peter Welsh
OCTOBER 2016 Family History In house group
SEPTEMBER 2016 Mary Eleanor Bowes A. Atkinson
AUGUST 2016 Cole Porter G. Heatherington
JULY 2016 Blood Bikes Nigel Barlow
JUNE 2016 Diving for History Gary Bankhead
MAY 2016 North East Heritage in Music and dance Mrs. Kim Bibby- Wilson

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Date Name Subject#
18/01/16 Jean Barnett Hieroglyphs
21/12/15 Washington Musical Society Seasonal Choral Performance
16/11/15 Remembrance
19/10/15 Mr S.Owers Mountain Rescue in Durham and North Yorkshire
21/9/15 Digital Photography Group Photo Presentations
17/8/15 Reading & Tai Chi Groups Presentations
20/7/15 M.Ledra Big Geology
15/6/15 Mrs Ingrid Kilmer A Year Behind the Veil
18/5/15 Mr J Yearnshaw Scenes of Crime
20/10/14 Mr T.Barrow Maritime North East
15/9/14Dr le Dune Flight from Mons
18/8/14In-HouseCarpe Diem, Digital Photography, National Website etc.
21/7/14Mrs Liesbeth LangfordLife under Occupation (in Holland)
16/6/14Mr R StevensonNewcastle & Gateshead Quaysides,
19/5/14P.CurtisLife in the Sixties
14/4/14AGM
17/3/14R.StevensonGreat Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead
17/2/14Hazel Edwards Discovery Museum,
20/1/14M HutchisonRoman Britain
16/12/13European Brunch8 Teams 'competing'
18/11/13Peter&Margaret WelshFirst World War - Gallipoli
4/11/13Social Meeting with Hats and Soup!
21/10/13Bob Hines & Margaret WelshTai Chi and Poetry
16/09/13Philip CurtisLife in the Fifties
22/08/13Angela BurnLaughter for Health
19/08/13Curious NorthumbriaAlan & Pat Porritt
15/07/13Mrs HitchinJapanese Culture
11/07/13MaliSaris and Indian Culture
17/06/13 Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
20/05/13Eddie CampbellSunderland Winter Gardens
18/03/13Sheila ArbuckleHugh Lee Pattinson - Local Entrepreneur and Industrialist
18/02/13Ian Wardlaw and Kathleen HinesPresentations by our Digital Photography and Art Groups
21/01/13 Bernard HopeGeorge Mallory - Conqueror of Everest?
20/08/12 Andy GuyTV Digital Switchover
16/07/12Maureen DuffyLittle Theatre Wardrobe
18/06/12Jean Barnett Egyptology

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