is an entrance charge of £4 per person for each talk
A short AGM followed
Frontline Folkestone -
name given to Folkestone in WW1. The talk will illustrate
the reasons why Folkestone got this name, including the welcoming
of Belgian refugees, the importance of the harbour, the requisitioning
of houses for Rest Camps, the Canadians at Shorncliffe and
the Gotha Raid of 1917.
The Pubs of Bridge - Alan Walton
former landlord of the White Horse Inn, will take us on a
Pub Crawl through the histories of the 3 pubs in Bridge. We
will learn of the characters that have frequented them and
the events that have been celebrated within their bars!
Rupert Bear and Friends - Martin
the story of Rupert Bear and his creator Mary Tourtel: The
talk will also explore the work of Smallfilms animators Oliver
Postgate and Peter Firmin including Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine
and the Clangers.
Christmas Social at the Red Lion
will be sent to Subscriberss in November.
The Working Lives of Women in Canterbury and Kent
1500 to 1700 - Jackie Eales
opportunities for Tudor and Stuart women were very limited.
They could not pursue a professional career and their labour
was seen as unskilled. Nevertheless the fascinating evidence
shows the range of jobs open to women and the perils they
encounterted in entering the early modern labour market.
Master Masons: The Men who built the Cathedrals
- Imogen Corrigan
why and for whom did ordinary human beings build these delicate,
decorated, dazzingly high buildings? We meet the men who designed
them, ran the sites, sourced the materials and workers, whilst
creating heaven on earth all those centuries ago.
Paintings and Prints of Kent - Ian Guy
talk will be based on the book by Samuel Ireland A Picturesque
Tour of the River Medway published in 1793. The accompanying
letterpress gives much interesting information about Kent,
shortly after the French Revolution.
The In-Laws - James Dickinson
story of Joan the Fair Maid of Kent, who became the first
Princess of Wales and John of Gaunt, who was called the most
hated man in England. Joan of Kent was born in 1328. This
talk will cover her life story and that of John of Gaunt,
Kent Spring and Summer Seasonal Customs
- Geoff Doel
Kent's Spring and Summer seasonal folk customs, including
May Garlands, Jacks in the Green, Morris dancing and many
more. The talk will be illustrated with images and folk songs.
Tolputt will take us to look at the Victorian and Edwardian
houses in the western area of Folkestone, including part of
the Leas and Holy Trinity Church which reflects the Earl of
Radnor's ambitious ideas for the west end of "Fashionable
details to follow.