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Talks Programme 2020

Meetings are held at the Community Centre, Romany Road, Durrington BN13 3FJ.

Meetings start at 2.30 pm.

Visitors welcome

Entry at the door: Members £2.00 Visitors £4.00

 The Crown Jewels                                                             Monday 20 January

Pat Kingshott, who worked at the Tower of London for ten years, will talk about the magnificent collection of the Crown Jewels in her illustrated talk

     History of the Petworth Owners                                   Saturday 22 February


Pat Best has been a volunteer at Petworth House for many years where she gives short talks to the visitors.  Her knowledge is amazing and this talk follows on from her talk about ‘below stairs’ at the house.

     Build 4 the Future - Coco’s Foundation                         Thursday 19 March

As a registered UK charity, the Foundation inspires UK teenagers so they can support and help orphaned children communities within the poorest areas in South Africa.  Their aim is to deliver each child’s basic needs: food, water, shelter and professional emotional support

       Slindon National Trust                                                                       Saturday 25 April

Katie Archer will be talking about her work at the Slindon Estate.  This is 1,400 hectares of woodland, downland, farmland and parkland, with countless historic landscape features.  This is one of the National Trust estates that we support from our fund raising.

The talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 2.15 pm

      Parish Pump Radio                                                    Monday 28 September

John Henty is a veteran broadcaster and worked at local Radio Brighton which was very new at the time.  In 1967 they opened from a small studio in the Pavilion and despite opposition from residents, the locals welcomed the new media

     Secrets and Lies                                                            Saturday 24 October

Dr Frances Hurd will be talking about other people’s history adventures.  She has explored family histories and there are always questions to be answered and surprises to be discovered when visiting the past!

     Brighton Pavilion                                                      Thursday 19 November

Jackie Marsh-Hobbs was born in Brighton and has lived most of her life in the city or surrounding area.  Since 2000 she has worked as a freelance guide at the Royal Pavilion, also in education at Preston Manor and the Brighton Museum. She has conducted tours of Brighton Station and talked on Palmeira Mansions.

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