2022 Monthly Programme

12th January

Paul Patton


Paul is a horticultural consultant, writer, speaker and broadcaster who has over fifty years experience in growing and looking after plants. He has been involved with the RHS and the Chelsea Flower Show for thirty years.

9th February

Joanna Foat

The Lumberjills - Britain’s forgotten Army.

Joanna will tell us the inspiring story of the young women who felled trees for the nation during World War Two. The Women’s Timber Corps, an unknown branch of the Women’s Land Army, comprised thousands of women who brought gender stereotypes crashing down in the 1940s.

9th March

Gillian Lloyd

Wildlife Begins at 50.

Gillian is a travel, nature and wildlife photographer. “My passion for photography and love of wildlife started in 2007 whilst I was on my first safari with my first DSLR.  After this trip, I caught the bug and now travel extensively within the UK and other countries around the world. Photography opened my eyes to just what an amazing and beautiful world we live in!”

13th April

Karen Hewitt

Scrap material sculpture demonstration.

Karen is a Powertex Tutor qualified in fabric sculpting, stone art, mixed media, and 3D flex. “Many of my designs are built from scratch and you will get to see exactly how they are built. Many of the materials I use are recycled. It gives me great pleasure not to throw stuff away but to re-use it instead in my art.”

11th May


Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a national disability charity based in Surrey, with over 85 years’ experience of providing innovative services that support disabled people of all ages to increase their independence and live the life they choose.

8th June

Sheila Willis

Beside the Seaside.

A humorous and nostalgic trip down to the sea and sand.

13th July

Annabel Brash

Bollywood Dancer.

Just Jhoom! Inspired by the glitz and glamour of Bollywood, Just Jhoom uses indian dance moves and bollywood music.

10th August

Games Night

You are invited to a games night party! Pimms, strawberries, fun and games.

14th September

Rosemary Horton

Cheese Please!

Rosemary was a lecturer with the National Dairy Council.  She will give us a light hearted talk on the making of english cheeses and will end with a tasting!

12th October

Peter Allen

Oh no it isn’t! A History of Pantomime.

Pete works extensively as a professional theatre director and film-maker. He is the Director of The RC Sherriff Trust.  What is it about Pantomime that attracts us to this strange concoction of fairy tales, dance, jokes, songs and cross-dressing?

9th November

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting is a constitutional requirement.  Members will have the opportunity to review the year’s programme of activities and events and the previous year’s Financial Statement will be presented for adoption.

14th December

Christmas Party

Christmas Party!

Please join us for a Merry Christmas Dinner Party.