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Programme for 2019


29 January






JUMP


 








The true story of Dolly Shepherd, the highly popular and adventurous Edwardian lady parachutist who jumped from balloons before aeroplanes had flown in Europe.


2.30pm


 








 


4 March






LE SALON DU CHOCOLAT


2.30pm


AGM






Dawn Shrivers is the proprietor of this chocolate establishment and her talk covers the history of the growing, harvesting and making cocoa into chocolate.  She will bring a few items to sample.















29 April






THE WEY & ARUN CANAL


7.30pm


 






Our speaker is a volunteer from the Trust which is restoring the canal.  The illustrated talk will cover the history of this and neighbouring canals, together with the restoration works over the past 40 years – including some early involvement by the Pulborough Society!


 


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3 June






BEES AND HONEY


7.30pm


 






Although we may think we know about honey bees, Roger Patterson will tell us about their life both in managed hives and in the wild, and will give a description of some of the insects that are often confused with them.


 


 








 


8 July






WHY IS CHURCH LANE SO STEEP


7.30pm








As a retired teacher of geography, Bill Avenell has a passion for unusual features. He will explain the impact that physical geography has on our daily lives.




 








 


 9 September






HISTORY OF RAF TANGMERE 1916-79


7.30pm








Tangmere Museum has a great history.  We will hear a talk entitled The Early Days which covers First Landing, First Squadron, Death of a Hero, Support for D-day, World Airspeed Records, etc. to The End of an Era.


 












7 October 






ARUN VALLEY - STONE AGE TO SAXONS


7.30pm


 






The archaeologist, James Salisbury, finds his journey into history reaches the outer regions of Pulborough.


 










 


11 November






AN HOUR OF HARP MUSIC


2:30pm


 






It seems that all who were present at Margaret Watson’s visit in 2018 enjoyed her playing very much – she will delight us again at our last meeting of the year.