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Planned Events

Monday 27th September 2021 at 02:15 pm

“Watling street" - Famous “Roman Road” - Why more than one and why a road years before the Empire?

Presented by: Anthony Poulton-Smith

Watling Street: this famous 'Roman road' and why it is more than one road and indeed why it was a road several hundred years before the Roman Empire even existed.

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Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 02:15 pm

Hidden London: An assortment of lesser known treasures.

Presented by: David Drury

Look beyond the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament to discover some of London’s best kept secrets. From the Leytonstone mosaics of Alfred Hitchcock to the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. Dine in Elizabethan grandeur at Middle Temple Hall or seek calm and tranquility at Neasden Hindu Temple. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Cathedral of Sewage and the ‘Cistern Chapel’. Savour the Victorian splendour of Leadenhall Market or the oasis of the Barbican Conservatory.

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Monday 25th October 2021 at 02:15 pm

Walking the Essex Coastline- 250 miles

Presented by: John Merrill

 John has so far walked more than 220,500 miles, wearing out 136 pairs of boots. He is still in the same body he was born with, and has had no replacements and does not use walking poles. (The average person does 75,000 miles in their lifetime).

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Tuesday 26th October 2021

Member's Activities Day - New Hall

A day of talks and activities to be held at New Hall School, Boreham.
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Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 02:15 pm for 02:30 pm start

"The White Mouse" Tells the story of WW2 spy Nancy Wake

Presented by: Paul Barwick

A remarkable woman who lived with the daily threat of death for almost 5 yrs.  Her incredible courage and strength of purpose is an awe inspiring tale of strength, purpose , resolve and bravery.

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Monday 22nd November 2021 at 02:15 pm for 02:15 pm start

The Secrets of a Crossword Setter

Presented by: Tim Moorey

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Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 02:30 pm

Barrow to Baghdad and back again

Presented by: Philip Caine

Philip's talk begins with him leaving school and follows his career to working on oil rigs in the north sea; from there to Algeria and Nigeria, to Kazakhstan and Russia, and from there to Baghdad, culminating in Dubai running an oil service company.

His talk is full of anecdotes, humour and inspiration. He concludes with the writing of his latest novel.

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