AGM, followed by a Membership Participation Presentation
07 Jan

 Branch Annual General Meeting, followed by Various short  Presentations by Members

Invited members will each undertake a 15 minute talk on a subject of their Choice, these will be given by...
1) Jane Ainsworth: The subject of Jane’s short talk “Serendipity” because of the number of lucky coincidences that led to her two books being written and published. Jane considers these books her main legacy in addition to her tribute to the men who sacrificed their lives.

2) Ed Fordham: His presentation will be entitled 'Gallant and Patriotic Sons: the story of Coney Weston and Barningham in Suffolk during World War One.`

3) Judith Reece: The talk is called “Can anyone ask Jesus Christ to help them fire a machine Gun?” The study considered the role of chaplains, and at home ministers, mostly Baptist of the faith, and certain Anglican priests. It explored how the concepts were used to maintain the war effort and offer some rationale for those facing death on a daily basis.

4) Edwin Astill: Edwin will talk about his Grandfather Frank Astill. 7th Field Coy RE. He will be showing some WW1 pictures of him plus an IWM photo of a bridge his Company built in 1914 plus some Old Contemptible photos.

5) Alan Atkinson. Alan`s presentation in entitled, ‘One Day in May’ or ‘1918..the end, almost’. This includes some detail about 105 Field Company Royal Engineers on 27th May 1918 (first day of Blucher-Yorck), where they went, what they did, referencing two individuals (a Sapper from Buxton who was killed, a 2nd Lieutenant from Sheffield who survived).





Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
07 Jan 2020 19:30