Saturday, 15 December 2018

Wargrave local history society

FORMER ITN news reporter Norman Rees was the guest speaker at this month’s meeting.

FORMER ITN news reporter Norman Rees was the guest speaker at this month’s meeting.

Mr Rees, who lives in Autumn Walk, Wargrave, worked at ITN for more than 30 years, covering stories such as the Watergate scandal, the shooting of John Lennon and the Dunblane massacre.

He told the society about his experiences as a correspondent in America and war zones across the globe. He reported on the Falklands War and the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Mr Rees grew up in the Splott area of Cardiff and started at ITN in 1968, along will fellow Splott-born reporter John Humphrys, who now presents Radio 4’s Today programme.

At the next meeting on Tuesday, November 12, Elisa Fraser, who is finds manager at the old Roman town of Silchester, will give a talk on the archeology of the settlement.

The society’s Christmas party will take place in December.

Fred Freeman will be the guest speaker in January with a talk called “Life as the village chemist”.

Meetings are held monthly at the pavilion in Wargrave recreation ground, starting at 8pm. For more information, call Peter Delaney on 0118 940 3121 or visit www.wargrave history.org.uk

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