Monthly meetings are held at The Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9JL.

Start time 8.00pm. Admission for non-members of the Association £4.

 

   

Thursday 7th February 2019.

Speaker: Helen George.

The presentation focuses on the challenges faced by the retail establishments in Watford during the war and also the opportunities which arose for these businesses.  Retailers featured in the presentation will include Clements, Trewins, Henry Kingham and Sons Ltd, and Sainsbury's.  Helen's extensive research gives a fascinating insight into this subject.

 

Thursday 7 March

Speaker: Paul Heslop.

Paul's presentation focuses on a very fascinating person who built a much loved National Trust House.  Inventor, industrialist, munitions manufacturer, arms dealer, William Armstrong was all of these things.  The presentation is the story of a brilliant man and his home, Cragside, near Rothbury.

 

Thursday 4 April

Speaker: Sue Harrison.

Dementia Friends is an Alzeimer's Society led initiative which aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia.  Sue Harrison's presentation aims to teach us more about dementia and how to create dementia friendly communities.  Sue is a Dementia Friends Champion for the Alzheimer's Society.

 

 
Thursday 2 May

Speaker: TBA


Thursday 6 June

Speaker: David Keen

David Keen is an Aviation Historian.  He tells the story of Amy Johnson- a record breaking pilot and aeronautical engineer.  Using some of the images and the script that Amy herself used to raise funds following her remarkable flight from England to Australia in 1930.


 




 

 

 








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