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Past Speakers

2013


August 2013 – Herbalist John Taylor: Herbs, Nettles and Nerves

September 2013 - Tony Butler: Classical Singers with Popular Songs

October 2013 – Richard Baker (Richie the Ranger) Adventure of a Victorian Millionaire. Talk linked with the Palm House in Sefton Park. 

November 2013 – Gill Russell: Stranger in a Strange Land. This was a talk with photos etc relating to the time Gill and her family were living in Japan. NOT a holiday blog!

December 2013 – Music and Carols from The Red Rose Band.



2014

January 2014 – Roger Blaxell led 50 quirky quiz questions relating to 2013. A unique prize given to the winning team!!! 

February 2014 - Jenny Carley- North West Trustee U3A

April 2014 – Neil Smith: Have guitar- Will travel. Highly entertaining talk of exploits when playing for many famous celebrities across the world. 

May 2014 – The highly acclaimed local historian Ken Pye making a welcome return: Scousers and Scouse: the people, the dialect and the dish

June 2014 – Martin Jones: Wills of the Rich and Famous 

July 2014 - Ged Corcoran Former Consultant in Palliative Care: Care at Life's End- Medical and Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying Person

August 2014 – Gordon Bartley: Welsh Rare Bits: pictorial delights of North Wales, Portmerion and Anglesey

October 2014 - Neil Smith: Behind The Iron Curtain

November 2014 - Our own member Mike Formby speaking of his experiences when he competed in BBC TV's Mastermind.


2015

January 2015 - Bruce Hubbard: 1915 The Forgotten Year
February 2015 - Jane Higgins - Age Concern
March 2015 - Bill Kermode: Diary of a Norris Green Drug Dealer 
April 2015 - Gordon Medilott: The Last Lighthouse Keeper


2017

January 2017 - Michael Murphy British Humour
February 2017 - Dianne Cox - Sefton Park & its Magical Palm House
March 2017Les Dundon The Effect of 18th Century Technology on Sefton
April 2017- Mike Chitty - Wavertree Garden Suburb
June 2017- Roger Hull - History of Rainhill Asylum
July 2017- Diana Goodier Vikings in Merseyside
August 2017- George Sephton The Voice of Anfield
September 2017- Pat Ascroft - Wild Argyll
October 2017-  Elaine Allen - Ghosts and Ghouls
November 2017- Mike Kelly - Kitty Wilkinson  

2018

January 2018 - Chris Tynan - Sefton Coastline
February 2018 Michael Murphy - British Humour
March  2018 David Oliver - Guide Dogs for the Blind
April 2018 David Hearn - Unsung Heroes of WWI
May 2018 - AGM
June 2018 John Stoddern - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
July 2018 Clare Moorhead - The Williamson Tunnels
August 2018 Dianne Cox - Dickens in Liverpool
September 2018 - Philip Caine - Barrow to Baghdad and Back
October 2018 John Quirk - The Shrimp Line pt 1
November 2018 Mike Kelly - Kitty Wilkinson


2019

January 2019 - Peter Purlan - The Panama Canal
February 2019 - John Quirk - The Shrimp Line pt 1
March 2019Roisin Stoddern - The Metropolitan Cathedral
April 2019 - Jim Flynn - The Life of Frankie Vaughan
May 2019 - AGM
June 2019 - Pat Ascroft - Trekking in Croatia
July 2019Derek Arnold - The True Story of the Marie Celeste
August 2019  Ray O’Brien - Story of the Sit-Com
September 2019David Hearn - Liverpool & the Slave Trade
October 2019 Andy Johnson -The Giants
November 2019- Gordon Bartley - Fish & Chips, Little Ships etc