Meetings in the 2019-2020 season included:
16th September: Annual General Meeting and Dingbats
21st October: “Winchelsea Past” Talk by Malcolm Pratt
18th November: Fish Supper and Quiz
16th December: Christmas Buffet and Music from “Loose Ends Untied”
20th January: “Stop the Traffik” an insight into modern day slavery and human trafficking, Steve Wise
17th February: “Let Your Fingers Do The Talking” - Sue Bobbins experiences as a sign language interpreter
Cancelled 16th March: “A Soldier’s Story” - 2nd World War and travel reminiscences with Paul Endersby
Meetings in the 2018-2019 season included:
17th September: Annual General Meeting and Quiz
15th October: “Safety in the Home” Talk by East Sussex Fire and Rescue
19th November: Quiz Night with Fish and chip supper (must be booked)
17th December: “ Loose Ends-Untied” Musical entertainment followed by seasonal refreshments
21st January: “Tours and Experiences” Talk by Clive Richardson
18th February: “Beekeeping” Talk (and tasting)by Malcolm Wilkie
18th March: “Bluebell Ridge Cats Home” Talk by Margaret Gaye
15th April: “My Road to Hastings” Talk by Rev. Charlie Hill
20th May: Visit to RNLI Hastings. Talk and viewing of new lifeboat
17th June: Encaustic Art Jeanette Barden: Demonstration and opportunity to try it
Meetings in the 2017-2018 season included:
18th September: AGM and Dingbats.
16th October: Sue Bobbins: Update on Rudyard Kipling the man
Monday 20th November: Quiz Night and Fish Supper
18th December: Loose Ends Untied with buffet supper
15th January: Jenny Price, Pestalozzi Village
19th February: Robin Gray/Paul Cabban on Twinning
Postponed 19th March: Paul Lendon: It's Good to Walk
16th April: Roy Calthorp: Battle of Hastings and the effect on England
21st May: Malcolm Pratt: A life in Education
18th June: Paul Cabban: Family History
Meetings in the 2016-2017 season included:
26th September: AGM followed by short quiz
17th October: “An insight into Ecclesiastical Tat” , Rev’d. Charlie Hill
21st November: “Loose Ends-Untied”, Musical Entertainment followed by refreshments
19th December: Christmas quiz with fish and chip supper.
16th January : “Hastings Past”, Ion Castro
20th February: “The Way, Camino Di Santiago”, Tony Collins and Mike Cooper
20th March: “2 Men-2 Boats”, Tush Hamilton and Dee Day White
24th April: “Mr Kipling, without the cakes”, a talk by Sue Bobbins
15th May: “The Sussex Posy”, Talk with demonstration by Bernard Cruttenden
19th June: Pets As Therapy, an illustrated talk and demonstration of work by PAT dog Barney Spaniel, assisted by David Jones
18th July: Group Summer Outing to Cranbrook
Meetings in the 2015-2016 season included:
20th September: AGM and Quiz
19th October: “Snowflake Night Shelter”, Andrew Crichton and John Read, Snowflake Trustees
16th November: “Weather recording in Hastings”, David Powell, Borough Meteorologist
21st December: “Christmas Entertainment”, “Loose Ends Untied”
18th January: “Hastings Curiosities and Haunted Hastings”, Sam Langley
15th February: “Life among the Bluecoats, The Royal Navy Temperance Society”, Jane Nunn
21st March: “It’s Good to Walk”, Paul Lendon had to cancel and Sam Langley kindly stepped in.
18th April: “Mediaeval Days”, Heather Goodsell
16th May: Fish Barbeque, Tush and Pat Hamilton
20th June: “Bat Rescue”, Karen Hammond
27th July: an outing to Sissinghurst with lunch at Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Meetings in the 2014-2015 season included:
September 15th AGM followed by fun quiz, bring along a photo of yourself as a baby!
October 20th “Life among the Bluecoats”, Jane Nunn
November 17th “Curiosities of Hastings”, Sam Langley
December 15th Christmas entertainment with “Loose Ends Untied”, `followed by seasonal refreshments
January 19th “East Sussex Wild Life Rescue Service”, Trevor Weeks
February 16th “Tales from the Stade”, Tush and Pat Hamilton
March 16th “Hastings Pier: History and Renovation”, Hastings Pier Trust.
April 20th “Jack in the Green”, Keith Leech.
May 18th Talk on her 200 mile horse ride by Heather Goodsell.
June 15th (7 p.m.) Fish BBQ, Tush and Pat Hamilton.
July 20th “Gardening the Sissinghurst Way”, possibly followed by a visit later in the month, with Lunch, Afternoon Tea or Dinner, using members’ cars, but only if enough enthusiasm and support.
Meetings in the 2013-2014 season included:
September 16th AGM followed by a light hearted quiz
October 21st “Traditional Trug making”, talk and demonstration by John Carnell
November 18th Talk on Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance
December 16th Lantern slide “Victorian Christmas” entertainment with Peter Gilles
January 20th “Maritime curiosities”, talk by Jane Nunn
February 8th Extra Event: Lunch and “Horse Racing Afternoon” 12:30 p.m.
February 17th Musical entertainment
March 17th “Hastings Memories”, talk etc. by Sam Langley
April 28th “On the Buses”, experiences of Paul Lendon
May 19th Fish BBQ with Tush and Pat Hamilton
June 16th Talk on “The History of the Gramophone”
July 22nd Dinner at The Moorings using members private transport.
Meetings in the 2012-2013 season included:
September 17th 2012 A.G.M.
October 15th Canine Partners Ruth Narracott and Tiggy
November 19th Hastings Hotels Maureen Charlesworth
December 17th Horse Race Evening Bill and Linda Burrows
January 21st Maritime Curiosities Jane Nunn
February 18th was to be Black Briar Folk Group - still musical evening with “Loose Ends”.
March 18th Surviving in Soho Roger McKenna (A bit earthy and rude!)
April 15th Tribal Artefacts Robert Mucci
May 20th Fish BBQ Tush and Pat Hamilton
June 17th Valuing Antiques part 2 Kenneth Nunn.
July 22nd Outing to Paradise Park and Dinner at The Moorings