There’s a change of format for our Talks’ Programme this year. Instead of holding two talks per month, October to April we will have one per month from September to June.
The programme is always varied and we try to include something of interest for everyone. We are always looking for new speakers so please let us know if you know of somebody you could recommend.
Hythe Bay Church of England Primary School
Cinque Ports Avenue
See map below
All talks are on Tuesdays
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Entrance: members £2 non-members £4 visitors are very welcome.
13 September 2022
Highlighting the importance and interesting aspects of Kent’s rich maritime heritage from the Bronze Age through to the nineteenth century
10 January 2023
A Visit to Venice
A brief history of Venice and glimpses of the lesser known parts of the city and lagoon
11 April 2023
Shirkers or skilled labour? The civilian man on the British Home Front, 1914-1945
11 October 2022
MAJOR GORDON CORRIGAN
THE GURKHAS: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
A people of Mongolian ethnicity, they met the British as enemies but soon became firm friends and 200 years later they are a vital part of the British Army
14 February 2023
Joan of Arc
One of the best known female figures in history but what is fact and what is fiction? Love her or loathe her? Did she actually lead an army? She certainly inspired one and was an inspirational and extraordinary young woman
9 May 2023
This talk deals with the lead up to the 1962 NATO exercise which involved Dover Castle. Not a roaring success and very serious subject but not without many amusing, chaotic aspects to the exercise itself
8 November 2022
From Battlefield to the Big Screen
British and American film and theatre stars who took part in WW ll….including Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Dirk Bogarde.
14 March 2023
The Art of the Forger
A look at some of the infamous Art Forgers and the shady world they inhabited
13 June 2023
The History of the Red Arrows
We all know them, we all love them and these highly-qualified young pilots never fail to fill our hearts with pride when we watch their amazing feats of airmanship. This is their story