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

Meetings other than the Annual General Meeting start at 2.30 pm.

Visitors welcome

Entry at the door: Members £2.00 Visitors £4.00

Enquiries about the Programme to Marjorie Semmens on 01903 244515

   Talks Programme for 2017

The South Downs Way – an illustrated talk

Thursday 19th January

Keith McKenna and Sally Dench from Footprints of Sussex have organised and led the 106 miles annual walk along the south downs way national trail for the past 37 years.

They will explain the history of the ancient track, and show how the trail has developed over the years.  The talk will be illustrated with beautiful photos.

                                                                 Backstage Brighton Friday

                                                             24th February


Geoffrey Mead is Brighton’s best known history tour guide. He is a popular and well-known figure, having grown up in Brighton and is recognised for his engaging talks.  He also created a self-guided tour of 20 of the finest Brighton & Hove buildings.

The National Gardens Scheme

Saturday 11th March

National Gardens Scheme - Birch Close

                                     The Amazing World of Magic

                                    Saturday 29th April

John Field is a solicitor, however his main passion in life is magic and he has been performing as a magician for almost 50 years.

He is a member of the Magic Circle and is accredited with a rank held by only 310 or so magicians worldwide.  Do not miss this opportunity to see him perform!

Flying in the 50’s and 60’s – tales from an air hostess

Thursday 21st September

Angela Waller was an Air Hostess in the 1950s and 60s when it was considered to be a very glamorous job and much sought after by young girls.  She will recount her travels and stories – including Sean Connery - and her life as a writer and TV appearances after settling down in the UK and West Sussex.  

History of The Titanic

Friday 27th October

In 2005 Rob Goldsmith was lucky enough to win a competition run by the History Channel which gave him the opportunity to dive 2½ miles down and visit the wreck of the Titanic.  In his presentation, you will hear about the building of the Titanic, her tragic maiden voyage and will include video footage of the Mir submersibles being launched as well as 10 minutes of Rob’s own video footage of the still magnificent Titanic wreck.

The day it rained crabs and frogs

Saturday 25th November

Unusual Weather Events. Can it rain cats and dogs and what about a blue moon?   Ian Currie is an author, editor and speaker where he has appeared on BBC TV and BBC Sussex & Surrey radio and is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Falls of coal and coke; crabs and frogs hurtling from the skies and even the proverbial raining cats and dogs.  Hail as big as grapefruits and bizarre ball lightning, the Moon and Sun turning blue and wonderful circles, arcs and pillars adorning the heavens.  These are not figments of a vivid imagination but are examples of real, live weather events.

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Backstage Brighton

Lesley Chamberlain is an Assistant County Organizer for the National Gardens Scheme and looks after the gardens in Worthing.

Over the past 8 years she has helped people improve and develop their own piece of England. You should appreciate the friendly and often lively environment, with participation actively encouraged!!

To view photos and notes on meetings which have already taken place click on the individual titles