The 2019 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. After the presentation, tea is served, and a general discussion starts.

Please come and join in! Visitors are welcome. The town Minibus will collect attendees from their homes around the town, for a small charge. Meetings last from 2pm until 3.45pm approx.

The monthly talks currently scheduled for 2019 are as follows:

January 14:           The Life of a Shepherd, by Gerald Wyeth

February 11:        AGM and Slide show about Longleat

March 11:             A trip to Machu Pichu by Alan Nicholls

April 8:                  WW2 battle site visits, a slide show by Roger Bricknell

May 13:                  TBA

June 10:                 Summer Garden Party (Ellingham Close)

June tba                 Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

July 8:                     Local aerial activity/crashes, by Gerald Wyeth of RAE

July tba                   Trip on Alison McGregor: book thru Jeanne Nicholls

July tba                   Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

August 12:            Why on Earth keep Goats? by Mary Dore 

September 9:      Trains Hi and Lo – a slide show by Roger Bricknell

October 14:           The Alresford Minibus, by Pam Stevens   Postponed

NOW:  “The Men’s Shed, and disability aids” by Brian Durham and Nick Denbow

November 11:      The Alresford Fire Service, by Richard Pay

December 9:      The Christmas Party and Quiz

For further enquiries, please contact the Secretary: phone 734824, write to 7 Carisbrooke Close, Alresford, SO24 9PQ, or email secretary@gilesgroup.org.uk

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The talks in 2017 were:
February 13:            Our AGM, plus a slide show
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
May 19:                    Evening Minibus drive by Rotary, commencing 5.45pm
June 12:                  The annual garden party! (Not in the Phair Hall)
June 20:                  Pigs evening drive
July 10:                  “Holland Delights” (slide show): Roger Bricknell
July 18:                   Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs
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:        “Otters in Hampshire”, a talk by Chris Matcham
December 11:         The Christmas Party, with the Perins School songbirds
These are shown here for record purposes only.

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