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Monthly Lectures

Generally on the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in New Green Community Centre, Thurston

Tea/Coffee 9.00 to 9.45am

Visitors £3 - Members Free


4th September

Chocolate Good or Bad /  Facts and Fiction

Tony Diamond

2nd October

Crippen / The story behind the legendary murder  

Mark Mitchels 

16th October
10.00am - 12 noon

Interest Groups Exhibition
N.B. *10-10.30*am for NEW MEMBERS only, then 10.30am-12noon for All Members

No charge for TICKETS - available on the door that morning, on first-come-first-served basis

6th November

Colchester Zoo /  History , Breeding and Conservation

Rebecca Perry 

4th December

Women Can Fly / The first woman through the RAF's fast-jet flying training  

Sally Dearman


8th January

Detection and Dealing with UXO’s / Still out there after over 70 years

Lee Gooderham

5th February

To The Hammer Born  / The life of an Auctioneer   

Stephen Poulter 

5th March

followed by Bee Keeping / The importance of bees and gardening to help them    

Mike Shave

9th April

Confessions of a Factory Inspector / Humorous and sometimes horrific  

Graham Higgins 

14th May

We’ll Meet Again / An evacuee’s story in Suffolk during WW2  

Brian Thurlow 

4th June

Giggly Pig / The  life and times of an Essex Bad Girl

Tracy Mackness 

2nd July

Never a Dull Moment / 40 years of Business Travel

Cliff Kirby-Tibbs