Probus Club of Ewell “Bikers” ride-out to celebrate the relaxing of restrictions. (we were 2 metres apart it’s just the camera angle!).
A Conspiracy History of the World by Andy Thomas. Andy began his illustrated talk by showing the strange symbol on the US $1 bill. Borrowed from Egyptian civilisation, the pyramid denotes strength and the ability to weather the ages. The Latin phrase ‘Annuit Coeptis’ around the top of the pyramid means ‘God has favored our... Continue Reading →
The most popular indoor activity ( Crosswords) by Tim Moorey Tim explained that originally he was an accountant for the oil company, British Petroleum. When he became redundant he needed a second career. He always had a type of mind that was quick with words and loved anagrams. Thus his second career was born. Tim... Continue Reading →
Forty Years Catching Smugglers by Malcolm Nelson Malcolm Nelson worked for 40 years for HM Customs and Excise. He worked on every aspect of catching smugglers. He was mainly based at Heathrow but he also spent time at London Port, Dover, St Petersburg (Russia), Malta, and at most major airports throughout the EU. He is credited... Continue Reading →
Behind the Scenes of Television’s Golden Years by Wilf Lower. Growing up in a family home providing ‘pro digs’ for music hall and variety performers appearing at local theatres, it was hardly surprising Wilf Lower acquired an intimate knowledge of ‘the business’. He joined BBC television in the 60s where he worked behind the scenes... Continue Reading →
Mad Cap Ideas and Quirky Inventions by Douglas Eaton. Doug’s talk was about the things we didn’t know we needed; things we could probably do without! The thin line between crazy and genius. Doug’s first twenty-one years were spent in Liverpool, with music playing a key part in his life - performing at The Cavern... Continue Reading →
Photo by Yender Fonseca on Pexels.com Our speaker before lunch was Brian Aldred. Brian’s talk was entitled “Underground London – Part 1” one of a series that he has compiled. Brian covered the post of Chief Engineer – Communications at London Underground for a number of years. During this time whilst overseeing many communication projects... Continue Reading →
Stephen Robson – The Battle of Britain. After completing an engineering apprenticeship, Stephen Robson joined the RAF in 1969 and left in 1988. Since then he has worked for British Aerospace at Kingston, followed by over five years in a construction consultancy. A return to aviation was in the monitoring of jet engines for the... Continue Reading →