A short resume of upcoming Speakers and Events is shown below:
22nd January 2019 ~ Dr. John Bevan – Cdr. Crabb, What Really happened.
An expert analysis of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Cdr Crab during a spying mission under a Russian warship in Portsmouth Harbour in April 1956.
26th February 2019 ~ Malcolm Nelson – 40 Years of Catching Smugglers.
Malcolm’s talk will take us through 40 years of working for HM Customs & Excise. Sometimes exciting, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, but always supremely interesting. He will lift the lid on some of the secrets of an occupation that has always held an air of mystery and will answer many of the questions you ask yourselves, like, ‘just how do they decide who to stop’
26th March 2019 ~ Dr. Robert Cruthers – Doctor at Sea.
23rd April 2019 ~ Gordon Pettitt – A Career on the Railways, plus AGM
23rd October 2018 – Visit to London Postal Museum; see Gallery
The coach outing to the Postal Museum in central London, brilliantly arranged by our Events Secretary David Smith, was a great success. We enjoyed a thrilling ride through the hidden tunnels beneath the streets of the city on the disused Mail Rail network and afterwards, still below ground, had great fun playing around with the added attractions of the Mail Rail museum’s hands-on exhibits – and viewing those covering its 100 years history. Then onwards to a wander round the nearby award-winning Postal Museum and archives revealing five centuries of history through the eyes of its iconic postal service. All followed by a trip to Kennedy’s Restaurant in fashionable Clerkenwell for a fish and chips meal.
Thanks also to our ‘Blue badge’ London guide, this was a very enjoyable outing.
6th December 2018 – Ladies Christmas Lunch.