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 £3.


Thursday 5th October 2017

The Watford Bronze Age Hoard.

Speaker: Laurie Elvin.

Local archaeologist, Laurie Elvin, will talk about the discovery of a Late Bronze Age hoard of metalwork on the Holywell Industrial Estate, Watford in 1960, part of which is on display at Watford Museum. As well as a description of the items in the hoard, the talk will also cover some background to Bronze making and the Bronze Age in prehistory, together with current opinions as to why such hoards came to be buried.



Thursday 2nd November 2017

That's Odd - part two.

Speaker: Alan Copeland.

Following on from ‘That’s odd part 1’ in June 2016, Alan Copeland returns to us again with his fascinating collection of curiosities and information. He is currently the Chairman of Whitchurch Camera Club.



Thursday 7th December 2017

17 Years in a Grotto.

Speaker Colin Oakes.

This is Santa speaking at last! Since 1996 I have played Father Christmas, first at schools. Then since 1998 with only one year missing at my local Garden Centre at Chenies. Hear what it is like to wear Santa’s robes, how fulfilling the job is amongst all its challenges: Troublesome children, close shaves, encounters with animals, depressed adults, troublesome teenagers, autistic children. It’s all here. Present requests can be eccentric, it helps that I am too! 

 

Thursday 4th January 2018

Managing a National Trust Property.

Speaker: Neil Cole.

Neil Cole has many years of experience in managing properties with the National Trust and English Heritage.  He has been General Manager for the Osterley portfolio since 2012.  He will present an upbeat overview of the life of a General Manager at the National Trust and will focus on the work achieved at Osterley House in the last 5 years, plans for the future and offering an interesting insight into the complexity of their roles and how they support the National Trust strategy at property level. 

 

Thursday 1st February 2018 

Speaker: Tony Earle 

Tony Earle returns for a fourth visit to give us the first of his talks on the cinema.  The first part is entitled 'A history of the Moving Image'. 

 

Thursday 1st March 

Speaker: Len Little.

Having visited us last March, when he gave us a great presentation on the training and use of Police Dogs, Len returns to tell us about his experience as a trainer of Specialist Search Dogs.

 


 

 

 






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