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TALKS

There’s a change of format for our Talks’ Programme this year. Instead of holding two talks per month, October to April we will have one per month from September to June. 
 

The programme is always varied and we try to include  something of interest for everyone. We are always looking for new speakers so please let us know if you know of somebody you could recommend.

Hythe Bay Church of England Primary School 

Cinque Ports Avenue

Hythe 

CT216HS 

See map below

All talks are on Tuesdays 

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Entrance: members £2 non-members £4 visitors are very welcome. 

13 September 2022

STUART BLIGH

Maritime Kent

Highlighting the importance and interesting aspects of Kent’s rich maritime heritage from the Bronze Age through to the nineteenth century

10 January 2023

WENDY FRASER

A Visit to Venice

A brief history of Venice and glimpses of the lesser known parts of the city and lagoon

11 April 2023

JULIETTE PATTINSON

Shirkers?

Shirkers or skilled labour? The civilian man on the British Home Front, 1914-1945

11 October 2022

MAJOR GORDON CORRIGAN

THE GURKHAS: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A people of Mongolian ethnicity, they met the British as enemies but soon became firm friends and 200 years later they are a vital part of the British Army

14 February 2023

IMOGEN CORRIGAN

Joan of Arc

One of the best known female figures in history but what is fact and what is fiction? Love her or loathe her? Did she actually lead an army? She certainly inspired one and was an inspirational and extraordinary young woman

9 May 2023

LEN HOWELL

Rehearsing Armageddon

This talk deals with the lead up to the 1962 NATO exercise which involved Dover Castle. Not a roaring success and very serious subject but not without many amusing, chaotic aspects to the exercise itself

8 November 2022

MELODY FOREMAN

From Battlefield to the Big Screen

British and American film and theatre stars who took part in WW ll….including Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Dirk Bogarde.

14 March 2023

ANDREW ASHTON

The Art of the Forger

A look at some of the infamous Art Forgers and the shady world they inhabited

13 June 2023

GUY BARTLETT

The History of the Red Arrows

We all know them, we all love them and these highly-qualified young pilots never fail to fill our hearts with pride when we watch their amazing feats of airmanship. This is their story

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