Literary Society

 6 February 2022 |

Since the last magazine was issued, we have had three lectures. The first in December we had Duncan Ferns giving us an illustrated talk on the history of Buckland. The village goes back about 1,000 years and being a local subject was very popular with the audience.

Our first lecture of the year on 10th January we heard Rhod Jones tell us of the history of Oxo and how it developed over time. This was followed by a return visit of Paul Whittle who this time gave us a presentation “Burmese Days”. This gave us a brief history of Burma (now Myanmar).

During February we have John Lawrence on 7th February entitled “Gardens for Wildlife”. John will explore how you can make your garden more wildlife friendly with useful tips and illustrations of garden wildlife you can attract. He will bring a few RSPB items for sale.

This is followed by the third visit of Chris Green who will give us a talk “Brunel’s Kingdom”. Isambard Brunel was voted second (to Winston Churchill) in a list of the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002. During a comparatively short career he designed and built tunnels, bridges, railways, and ocean liners.

Members and non-members alike a welcome to come to any of the meetings. They start at 7.45pm in the upper hall.

Peter Salisbury – Secretary