The 2017 Programme of Talks

The Phair Hall and Community Centre
The Phair Hall and Community Centre

The Giles Group – for those with disabilities, and their Carers – meets in the Alresford Community Centre (the Phair Hall) for a talk or presentation from a visiting speaker, on the second Monday of each month, from 2.00-3.45 pm. After the presentation, tea is served, and a general discussion starts.

Please come and join in! Visitors are welcome for a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a chat.

The monthly talks for 2017 are as follows:

January 9:           Talk by Steve Gapper of Home-Instead, Alresford

February 13:        AGM and Slide show (Amusing signs)

March 13:             “Age Concern Services in your area”: Rob Chapman

April 10:                “How to make Birthday Cards”: Angela Hartley

May 8:                   Talk by Bluebird Care (with a Film)

June 12:                Summer Garden Party (not in the Phair Hall)

June 20:                Pigs evening drive (#1) for Giles members

July 10:                 “Holland Delights” (slide show): Roger Bricknell

July 18:                   Pigs evening drive (#2) for Giles members

August 14:            “Local memories of a child in WW2”: Trish Ferris 

September 11:     “Amusing events at Funerals”: Angela Peel 

October 9:            “Life of a harbour pilot in Southampton”: Gareth Rees

November 13:      REVISED: “Otters in Hampshire”, a talk by Chris Matcham

December 11:      Christmas Party

SWITCH: The talk scheduled for November, as listed on the Membership card, has been postponed until next year. Instead, Chris Matcham has agreed to talk to us about the wild Otters of Hampshire.

For further enquiries, please contact the Secretary, on 734824 or email secretary@gilesgroup.org.uk.

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The talks the previous year, ie 2016, were:

February 8:            Our AGM, plus a local slide show

March 14:               ‘The Alton Town Cryer’ – Stan Witcher

April 11:                  ‘Concorde’ – Roger Bricknell

May 9:                    ‘Basics Hampshire, and Trauma Care’ – Jay Andrews

May 19:                  Evening Minibus drive by Rotary, commencing 5.45pm

June 13:                 The annual garden party! (Not in the Phair Hall)

June 20:                 Alison McGregor Minibus outing: pick-ups start 12 noon!

June 21:                 Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

July 11:                   ‘History of Treloars’ – Laura Troopp

July 19:                   Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

August 8:                John Pitman – ‘A Pantomime Dame’

September 12:       ‘History of Birthday and Christmas Cards’ – Gina Ireland

October 10:            ‘Capitals of the Baltic’ – Roger Bricknell

November 14:        ‘Modern Patchwork’ – Jane Varrall

December 12:        The Christmas Party and Quiz

These are shown here for record purposes only.

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