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Programme 2018-2019

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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Canada: The Rockies to the Badlands”.  Chris and Keith Buxton open our season with their sixth visit to Canada, landing in Vancouver and driving to Alberta and back, with great scenic journeys, ancient fossils, railways, and indigenous tribes!

Wednesday 10th October 2018
Lake Como”. Val Fillingham picks up on last season’s talk: “Villas and Gardens”, and using local transport shows us other places to see in lakeside towns and their surroundings.

Wednesday 24th October 2018
Tonight we go “To Eritrea & Ethiopia with John Pilkington”.  John follows the route of a Victorian rescue mission, travelling partly on foot with a donkey, enjoying the boisterous and charming people and comparing Ethiopia then and now.

Wednesday 7th November 2018
Zoe Barker is an adventurous, independent traveller of  “Roads less Travelled”  tonight in “Botswana, Zambia and Namibia”. Fasten your seat belts for a  bumpy ride, as we are taken on adventures to parts of Africa rarely visited by tourists.

Wednesday 21st November 2018
Mo Holland is on a journey to “Russia’s Arctic East of Murmansk”, a region between Arctic summers and Polar nights.  She discusses the spread of the Russian Orthodox Church and recent happenings: Arctic convoys and Gulag horrors.

Wednesday 5th December 2018
Tonight is our popular Members’ Evening with 3 more volunteers:

• John Atherton takes us “Visiting the Azores”,
• Ann McCarthy sends us “Post cards from the Isles of Scilly” and
• David Stretch entertains & enlightens us with a visit to “Milwaukee: the Cream City of America’s Dairyland.”  

These destinations are all new to the club.

Wednesday 30th January 2019
We start the New Year with Les and Pauline Mason giving us “A Personal Perspective of Peru.”  They explore Inca trails, Rain forest, and a unique culture on a journey devised by them with local guides to help.

Wednesday 13th February 2019
Steuart and Anita Kellington ask the question in their title “Norway; the world’s most beautiful country?"  To help us answer it they visit the Hardangerfjord, use the Flam Railway and take us to the spectacular Lofoten Islands.

Wednesday 27th February 2019
David & Julie Swift enjoy a self drive trip to explore and discover some different and surprising places in Spain and Portugal.
They explore “Castles, Cathedrals, Palaces and much more.

Wednesday 6th March 2019
Alan Cameron is a person with a passion for travelling and photography and, tonight, shows us two aspects of India in his talk “India Palaces and Wildlife.”

Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Trevor Davenport visits Yellowstone in both summer and winter, with dramatic photography showing “A World of Nature”.  Nature in its widest sense of landscape, geology, and wildlife.

Wednesday 24th April 2019
Eric Hodge is going to tell us about an epic adventure that he and Thérèse undertook in “Trans Africa-South to North, East to West.

Wednesday 8th May 2019
Tonight is the AGM, after which Celia Naisby, will prove that you don’t have to be a professional explorer to fulfil an ambition to take part in an “Antarctic Expedition,” encountering penguins, seals, whales and icebergs.

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