Extra meeting (on Zoom) July 17th 2020: Rob Wallace, Chalk Caverns and Commandos

There will be an extra meeting on Friday July 17th, as very few of us are going anywhere at the moment.

The meeting will be on Zoom again.  The Zoom session will open at 2:30 pm, and the meeting will start at 3:00 pm.  Please let Catherine know (chairman@project-purley.net) if you want to join the meeting, and she will send out an email with the link to those who have registered an interest.

Rob Wallace will give a talk on Chalk Caverns and Commandos – Reading underground.

Previous meetings

2020

18th December 2020, 7:30 pm  Murder Mystery Play ‘Family Fortunes’ by Shinfield Players.  This replaced the quiz previously advertised, which will be rescheduled to 2021.  Details

20th November 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Ben Viljoen: Purley Hall and the history of its landscape (on Zoom)

16th October 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Richard Marks: Bomber’s Moon (on Zoom)

18th September 2020, 3:00 pm  AGM, followed by talk by Catherine Sampson: Royal Women  (on Zoom)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

2019

13th December 2019, 7:30 pm
Christmas Party at the Barn

29th November 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: Wind in the Willows

15th November 2019
Mike Cooper: Queues, U-Boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2

18th October 2019
Talk:
John Leighfield CBE: Putting Berkshire on the map: From Gough to Google

20th September 2019
Talk:
Clive Williams OBE: The Nabobs of Berkshire and their houses

21st June 2019
Barbeque

7th June 2019
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: As You Like It

12th April 2019
Dr David Peacock: Place names of West Berkshire

15th March 2019: AGM and Talk
7:30 pm: AGM
8:00 pm, Corry Starling: Mapledurham Mill

15th February 2019
Debbie Kennett: DNA testing for beginners

18th January 2019
Joy Pibworth: Jane Austen and the Thames Valley Austens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting dates 2021

2021 Meetings on Zoom until further notice:  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.

Friday 22nd January, 4:00 pm.   Dan Allen: The Battle of Maiwand.  Note earlier time than usual.  (On Zoom, session opens 3:30 pm)

Friday 19th February, 3:00 pm.  Dr John Evans: Caversham Court and its History.  (On Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

Friday 19th March, 3:00 pm.  Christine Wootton: It started with a letter from Colditz.  (On Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

Friday 16th April, 7:30 pm.  Simon Wenham: More than 3 men in a boat – the rise and fall of pleasure boating on the Thames.  (On Zoom, session opens 7:00 pm)

Friday 14th May (2nd Friday), 7:30 pm.  Bill King: The home front in World War Two. (On Zoom, session opens 7:00 pm)

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, followed by talk by Catherine Sampson: Royal Women  (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

16th October, 3:00 pm  Talk by Richard Marks: Bomber’s Moon (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

20th November, 3:00 pm  Talk by Ben Viljoen: Purley Hall and the history of its landscape (on Zoom, session opens 2:30 pm)

18th December, 7:30 pm  Murder Mystery Play ‘Family Fortunes’ by Shinfield Players.  This replaces the quiz previously advertised, which will now be rescheduled to next year.  Details

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