THE January meeting at Badgemore Park Golf Club was well attended despite many members being absent with colds
THE January meeting at Badgemore Park Golf Club was well attended despite many members being absent with colds while some were having a well-earned holiday in warmer climes such as Australia.
Chairman Pam Richardson opened the meeting and welcomed new member Irene Lambert.
The minutes of the December meeting were read, approved and signed. The chairman gave a pastoral update on members who had been ill or in hospital and was pleased to report they were all continuing to make progress.
She then introduced the speaker Tony King who gave us a fascinating talk, entitled “If Dickens had a camera”.
He surprised us all with his knowledge not only of Dickens and his homes but also of stagecoach days, the building of the railways and various sites in 19th century London.
He went through all Dickens’ books and related them with photographs of the areas of London on which they were based and, to our surprise, even referred to Reading.
Even the members who were not particularly interested in Dickens’ stories will now be looking at his books in a different light. The vote of thanks was given by Pam Hailes. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12 and will be the annual meeting.
The business part of the meeting will be followed by a talk with photographs by Rolf Richardson.
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