Meeting records

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Reports and supporting material are available for most of our monthly meetings going back to January 2017.

A file of all meeting records prior to 2017 is also available.
View meetings archive 2010-16

8th August 2022

Birmingham Back to Backs

Gina Maddison

Gina was one of the last generation of children to grow up in the Birmingham Back to Backs. She will share her experience of growing up in the "Workshop ...

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11th July 2022

The Saxon Era

Anthony Poulton Smith

Showing why the Saxon Era was anything but 'dark' and gave us a language, a system of government, many of the imperial measurements, and much, much more.

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13th June 2022

The Kindertransport

Dr Andrea Hammel

The Kindertransport (German for "children's transport") was an organised rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.

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9th May 2022

Japan 1880 to present day

Derek Beddow

Comparing present day Japan to the 1880s when one of the first foreigners came to live and work in Japan after centuries of its isolation from the rest of the ...

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11th April 2022

Farming and Wildlife in County Clare

Ray Woods

Describing the wildlife of the limestone country in County Clare, western Ireland and the challenges it currently faces

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14th March 2022

Radio Caroline – When Pirates Ruled the Waves

Brian Cullen

Brian takes us on a journey back to the 60’s with original pictures and audio from the UK’s first offshore commercial radio station.

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13th December 2021

Directing the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Mike Jackson

The Sunday evening programme has always attracted a large audience and is one of the longest running factual series on British television. Mike offers insights into how the programme ...

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8th November 2021

Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies

Martin Lloyd

Martin presents three contrasting stories exploring the role that passports have played in history taken from his book 'The Passport, the History of Man's Most Travelled Document'

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11th October 2021

Glyn Houston: A Black and White Actor

Dean Powell

A welcome return by Dean to tell us the rags to riches story of a Rhondda valley boy who became one of Britain’s most popular actors of television and film.

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9th March 2020


Geraint Davies

A talk on the origins and evolution of the crime novel by the author of Welsh detective novels.

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10th February 2020

Uncovering past lives from dusty documents

Gavin Hooson

In this talk, Gavin will show how the most unpromising looking documents will still have information about the lives of ordinary people who have lived in Mid Wales before us ...

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13th January 2020

Titus Salt Junior and his Son on the Grand Tour

Nicholas Salt

The village of Saltaire was built around the middle of the 19th century by Sir Titus Salt, a philanthropist and leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry. Today’s talk by ...

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