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 4th October.

Speaker: Len Little.

Scheduled for last March, but cancelled because of the snow, Len has kindly agreed to continue the story of his work within Hertfordshire Police training ans using specialist work dogs.

 

Thursday 1st November.

Speaker: Roger Yapp.

Roger Yapp is chairman of Abbots Langley Local History Society.  It is 100 years since the end of WW 1.  Roger has been very much involved with the society's project "Back to the Front" - to trace and record all of those from the local area who served King and Country and to establish the impact of the first World War on the locality.  It should be a very informative, thought provoking and interesting evening.

 


Thursday 6th December.

Speaker: Tony Earle.

Tony is making a welcome return with 'The Silver Screen'.

 

Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Speaker: Colin Oakes.

Colin is an archaeologist by training and since 1984 he has been involved with giving talks and coach tours.  He returns to us again with a new historical talk. Suffragettes are credited in gaining a partial franchise for Women in 1918.  However they only emerged in 1903 and were no longer in existence by 1916.  However the Suffragists were in existence from 1874 right through to 1928 and were a major factor in the emancipation for women.  In the talk we look at the violent actions of the Suffragettes and the political parties policies of the Suffragists to see whether they were actually holding back women's rights.

 

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 Friend 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 Friend Champion for the Alzheimer's Society.

 

 


 




 

 

 








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