Meeting dates 2020

Meetings on Zoom:  Members who wish to attend should contact Catherine Sampson (chairman@project-purley.net).  A link and password to the meeting will be sent out in advance.

17th January 2020, 8:00 pm in the Barn   Talk by Bill King:  Dad’s Underground Army

21st February 2020, 8:00 pm in the Barn   Talk by David Downs:  Do you know why you’re here?

20th March 2020  AGM and meeting  AGM postponed, meeting cancelled due to coronavirus

17th April 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Catherine Sampson: Purley in Colourised Images  (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

22nd May 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Debbie Kennett: DNA for Beginners (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

19th June 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Mike Cooper: History of Tilehurst (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

17th July 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Rob Wallace: Chalk Caverns and Commandos (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

August:  Summer break

18th September, 3:00 pm  AGM and talk (tba)  (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

16th October, tba

20th November, tba

18th December, tba

Meeting dates 2019

The meeting dates for 2019 are:-

18th January
Talk:
Joy Pibworth: Jane Austen and the Thames Valley Austens

15th February
Talk:
Debbie Kennett: DNA testing for beginners

15th March:  AGM and Talk
AGM:
7:30 pm
Talk: 8:00 pm, Corry Starling: Mapledurham Mill

12th April
Talk:
Dr David Peacock: Place names of West Berkshire

7th June
Theatre:
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: As You Like It

21st June
Social:
Barbeque

20th September
Talk:
Clive Williams OBE: The Nabobs of Berkshire and their houses

18th October
Talk:
John Leighfield CBE: Putting Berkshire on the map: From Gough to Google

15th November
Talk:
Mike Cooper: Queues, U-Boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2

29th November, starts 7:30 pm
Theatre:
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: Wind in the Willows

13th December, starts 7:30 pm
Christmas Party at the Barn

Sulgrave Manor trip – photos

A group of Project Purley members went to Sulgrave Manor on 21st May.  The Manor house was the home of George Washington’s great-grandfather.  The house is lovely, and has some beautiful features both inside the house and in the garden.

Highlights are the new tapestries in the main bedroom, created by embroiderers in the UK and the USA, and the amazing herb garden.

A few photographs from the trip: