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 5 September – Meet the Pagets
An illustrated talk by Richard Stone
This is an introduction to the Paget family, Lords of the Manor of Burton-on- Trent and Beaudesert on Cannock Chase with tales of heroism, treason and … scandal!
Wednesday 3 October –Hotel with a Famous Guest List
A talk by John Butterworth
The hotel in question is the Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury and John tells the story of this amazing hotel through the many characters who have stayed there including Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, Niccolo Paganini and Benjamin Disraeli.
Wednesday 7 November –The Victorian Lady and the Changing Shape of Fashion
A powerpoint presentation by Judy Common
A look at the fashion of the Victorian era from the perspective of Mrs. Jones the Victorian Dressmaker. This is a character presentation using replica costumes.
Wednesday 1 August:Outing to Uppingham and Rockingham Castle- FULLY BOOKED!
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