2012 looks set to follow the standards of 2011 with a programme of interesting talks:
- Lyn Harper
on 5th January 2012 describing her work helping street children in Kenya for the charity Hands Around the World.
February sees the return of popular speaker David Harrison. Having given us ‘Naughty Mr Pepys’ in 2010 and‘Fabulous Statues’ in 2011, on 2nd February 2012 he’ll be talking about ‘Hampton Court and other Tudor Palaces’.
Dr Naylor Firth
returns on 1st March to talk about Iceland
April 5th Beth Taylor will give another insight on children’s literature, but this time looking at ‘Children’s Books before 1939’.
Those of you who were disappointed when Roger Morgan wasn’t able to give his talk should now make a note in your diaries. Roger will be keeping his promise (plague and pestilence not withstanding) and give his presentation on ‘Life as a Surgeon in Nelson’s Navy’ on 7th June 2012.
A new subject: a leading specialist will talk about Working as a Forensic Scientist. Make a note for July 5th.
Thursday September 6th: Fred Savage and Early Fairgrounds
Dr Stephen Rutherford
Thursday October 4th: But is it right? Tales of Historical Re-enactment
Thursday November 1st: Sugarcraft
We look forward to seeing people for these occasions.
7.30 at Pelham Hall
Penallt WI members: free
Non Penallt WI members: £3.00
The full year’s programme will be displayed at Pelham Hall, the Inn and the notice board by Babington Meadows.
Next year’s programme is coming on – we have our usual wide variety of subjects. Lyn Harper has the January slot – she’ll be reminding you in good time for her talk about the Holy Land. Roger Morgan will be coming back in June but this time will be adopting the guise of a Knight Hospitaller, with all the appropriate surgical tools; Dr Naylor Firth, a geologist by training, will be talking in April about the Norwegian Coast; Beth Butler says we’re a wonderful audience and she is delighted to be coming back in July to talk about Victorian writers and in February we have the owner of MonTeas, the new tea supplier in Monmouth coming to talk about the history and share the tastes of non-teabag tea.