In April James Taylor gave a talk on Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard:1840-1950. Artist-drawn postcards were the most popular art form from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II. They entertained, inspired, instructed, motivated, persuaded and lifted-up the spirits.
The talk at our March meeting "Playing Out" was given by Kath Reynolds, a really engaging talk that had us all reminiscing about the games we used to play as children.
Kath worked for many years for Staffordshire and then Stoke-on-Trent Libraries. She now delivers a number of reminiscence talks which reflect a great many years of collecting stories, memories and musings from the people of Staffordshire and surrounding counties.
At our February meeting Steve Hunter from the charity Blood Bikes gave the talk. Blood Bikes transport blood, platelets, samples, surgical instruments, platelets, samples, surgical instruments, human donor milk and many other clinical products across the UK and Eire. A really interesting talk about a very valuable service which is run entirely by volunteers.
At our January meeting Chris Tynan from the RSPB gave us an inspirational talk on British Birds. Chris has been the RSPB Liverpool Local Group leader for over 20 years. He illustrated his talk with some lovely photographs and also gave us some great tips on how to attract more birds into our garde