Bedford  Meetings are monthly and are held at  Bedford Athletic
Rugby Club Wentworth Drive. All Bedford Meetings 1st Wednesday in month at 10.00am

All Kempston Meetings are monthly on 3rd Tuesday at 10.00 at Addison Centre.
KEMPSTON Addison Centre2017
Tuesdays
BEDFORD Bedford Rugby Athletic Club2017
Wednesdays

This page was last updated on: November 22, 2017
Unforeseen circumstances may arise which make it necessary to change this programme at short notice but we will always do our best to keep you informed.    Janet King  Speakers' Sec


06 December – Mike Gee – Let me entertain you
Vocalist, Impressionist, Lounge Singer and Cartoonist

Dec 19 Mark Walsh - Singer, Ukelele sensation and comedian

​Jan 3rd Bedford Ath. David Longman.The Churches of Bedfordshire.
A look at the many and varied churches in Beds. which provide a fascinating glimpse of our social history.

JAN 16TH Kempston Add.Paul Gillons.RNLI. A look at the development and operations of the RNLI focussing on its search and rescue role, its beach lifeguard service, and its water safety programmes, with film footage of actual rescues.

FEB 7TH Bedford Ath.Sarah Russell.TIBS Dementia Foundation. 
This local charity established 5 years ago supports people living with dementia and their families and helps them to continue to live full and meaningful lives in the community.

FEB 20TH. Kempston Add.Jane King.Coram’s Children: The story of the Foundling Hospital.Recounting the struggle of Thomas Coram at the beginning of the 18th Century to establish Britain’s first and only home for illegitimate children.

MAR 7TH. Bedford Ath.Andrew Waite.Introduction to Gemstones.
Talk on popular gemstones, ring sizing, and Diamond testing demonstration.

MAR 20TH Kempston Add. Peter Bennett. Pablo Escobar: My part in his downfall.
The role of HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary training team in the fight against Colombian drug cartels.

APRIL4th. Bedford Ath.Phillip Caine.Barrow to Baghdad and back.
A life story from leaving school, working as a chef and manager in hotels, working on oil rigs in the North Sea, working in the oil industry in Algeria and Nigeria, in Kazakhstan and Russia, working for the American Military in Baghdad and running companies in Dubai and Iraq to writing a first novel.

APRIL 17TH.Kempston Add. Anne Chance. Across America with a Wheelchair.
This popular speaker returns with the hilarious story of taking one of her disabled clients across America with a wheelchair.


MAY 2ND. Bedford Ath.Brad Ashton.The Job of a Laughtime.
Comedy script writer, Brad, tells humorous backstage stories about the many star comedians he has written for.
MAY 15TH. Kempston Add. Richard Selby.The Women I have Married.
A history of marriage through the ages, the origins of the census, the start of the Registration Service and some anecdotes from a Registrar of Marriages.

JUNE 6TH. Bedford Ath.TBA

JUNE 19TH Kempston Add. Andrew Waite. Hallmarking Silver, Gold and Platinum. 
The history of hallmarking, Consumer protection, ‘Assay’ and what it means, testing Silver and Gold, Bonded Gold.

JULY 4TH Bedford Ath.Colin Woolf.Foster Hill Road Cemetery.
Further information to follow.

JULY 17TH Kempston Add.Charlie Haylock. The Development of British Accents.
Further information to follow.

Aug. 1st. Bedford Ath.TBA

AUG 21ST Kempston Add.Alan Reed.Shuttleworth?
Further information to follow.

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Kempston Venue: Addison Centre   (Tuesday)
All Meetings start at 10.00



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