Programme of Monthly Meetings 2018

 10th January 'RNLI'    John Nelson.  John talks on this amazing voluntary organisation
 14th February Isumbard Kingdom Brunel - 'I Alone am Hung in Chains' - John Cooper. John, a Historian & Art Historian with years of lecturing in national museums, discusses the images in paintings & photographs of Brunel, and relates them to his achievements
 14th March        AGM
 11th April ' Midwifery, Never A Dull Moment'   Dorothy Cook . Dorothy uses her many years as a midwife to entertain & enlighten us on her profession.
 9th MayShelterbox.'  Elizabeth Odell .  Elizabeth with tell us about the work of Shelterbox across the world and her own travels to far off places to help in areas of disaster and famine
 13th June  'The Butterfly Within'  Rachel Bown    Rachel Bown is a Special Educational Needs PE Teacher and international triathlete who has fought the terrible blow of being diagnosed with a brain tumour and yet managed to pilot a new life for herself. She eventually returned to racing for Team GB.The book tells of the roller coaster year which changed her life and is an inspiration to all.
 11th July'Goodnight Mr Tom' Alan Dix. Alan will tell his story of being an evacuee in WWII, leaving London on his 5th. birthday to spend four years in a Welsh mining village. The talk will cover the reasons for evacuation, Blitz Pied Piper education and the long term effects on those involved.
 15th August Summer Break,- No meeting
 12th September 'Tropic Of Capricorn'. Eddy Lane. A talk on the Photography of the Area.

 10th October 'Venetian Masks' Karen Johnson. Their History and a Chance to Try Making Them.
 14th November The New Solar System, Roger Moses
 12th December Charles Dickens and Christmas,  Dr Keith Hooper
 9th January     'Murder on My Mind' Judith Cranswick. Author talks about her Writing
 13th February    'Wilts and Swindon's Rotten Boroughs' Terry Bracher
 13th March      AGM
 10th April    

‘Restoring Sentinel Steam Engine 7109 ‘Joyce’ at Midsomer Norton’ Andy Chapman.   Andy is a retired Westinghouse Engineer with a passion for Steam Engines.

 8th May 'Everest And The Himalaya, Climbing and Life There' Valerie Parkinson
 12th June 'Look into my Eyes'.  Alan Jones  A talk on Hypnotherapy.