Talks are usually held on the FIRST Wednesday morning of the month.
Venue: Walton Village Hall
Time: 10.00 am-12.00 noon
Admission £2 (to cover the cost of speakers and the hire of the hall)
Tea, Coffee and biscuits are available for 20p per person
All Phoenix members are welcome to attend.
No booking necessary
PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS
Wednesday 6 February: Over a Century of Cinema
Wednesday 6 March: On the Staffordshire Map
Wednesday 3 April: D. Erasmus Darwin founder of the Lunar Society
A powerpoint demonstration by Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor is coming from the Lichfield Musem of Charles Darwin and was one of the guides when Phoenix visited the Museum last year. He will describe the valuable work undertaken by his grandfather to Charles Darwin and the other members of the Lunar Society.
Wednesday 1 May: A Biography of Alan Mathison Turing
A powerpoint demonstration by John Wilcock
Bookings for the August History Outing will be available at the May meeting i n advance of the publication of the May Phoenix Newsletter. The location has yet to be decided.
Many of our members enjoyed an outing to the charming town of Uppingham and Rockingham Castle, on Wednesday August 1st 2018.
Many thanks to Jim Bergin for the photographs in the following slideshow.
Many thanks to Janet Palmer for organising an outing to Arley Hall & Gardens.
We enjoyed the delightful gardens in the sunshine, an informative tour of Arley Hall, a visit to the chapel and a delicious lunch in the Tudor Barn Restaurant.
For folks who were unable to join us on the trip, check out the website:
Disney Channel to make first UK production and its chosen Arley as its location.
Evermoor, about an American teen who is uprooted from her city home in the US for a new start in England, will be filmed at Arley Hall. It will be produced by Liverpool-based Lime Pictures, the company behind Hollyoaks and The Only Way is Essex. Due to air this autumn, it will be the first UK production to be shown on the Disney Channel.
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Ruth and Betty relaxing in the sunshine
Jenny Barrett and friends enjoyed lunch in the Tudor Barn Restaurant