January 27, 2018

An enthralling talk by Martin Deane and John Middleberg took us on a cycle ride over 4,000 miles across the USA in aid of Mary’s Meals. Martin described the route across ten states, travelling through the Rockies, enduring mile upon mile across empty landscapes, passin...

December 9, 2017

The Christmas Market organised by FIRST was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the day with lots of stalls, attractions, music, and great food and drink served all day.

One of the highlights of the day was Santa’s arrival. Word went round that he was actually coming on t...

October 18, 2017

Members of the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) told the story of the ‘Danny’, a once familiar sight on the Manchester Ship Canal.

We were taken through the tug’s early years when, as the Ralph Brocklebank, she towed barges along inland waterways before being...

August 9, 2017

Keith Thompson told us the fascinating story of the Unknown Warrior buried in Westminster Abbey and the connection with the Cenotaph.

The audience heard how the idea of a tomb of an Unknown Warrior was conceived by an army chaplain during the First World War. Following...

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