The 2018 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 2018 are as follows:

February 12:        AGM and Bingo

March 12:             ‘What Trading Standards do for us’

April 9:                  The Wessex Pharmacy: Mr Suki Rai

May 14:                  Slide show “Panama”: Roger Bricknell

June 11:                 Summer Garden Party (Ellingham Close)

June 26:                  Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

July 9:                     Our trip to Australia/NZ: Diann + Dave Adam

July 16:                   Trip on Alison McGregor: book thru Jeanne Nicholls

July 24:                   Evening drive with the Alresford Pigs

August 13:            Strange/Funny Holiday events: Clive Earthy 

September 10:     ‘A Life of Surprises’: Una Yeates

October 8:            Slide show: Roger Bricknell

November 12:      ‘WW2 in Alresford’: Audrey Chalk

December 10:      The Christmas Party and Quiz

Jan 14 (2019):      Topic to be advised

Feb 11 (2019):      AGM (and Slide Show)

For further enquiries, please contact the Secretary, on 734824 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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