14th December 2019

Lasham Gliding Winter Talks

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We have arranged another really good season of Saturday evening events again this winter with something offered on most Saturday early evenings. Most events will be free of charge, unless stated otherwise and you do not need to be a member at Lasham to attend.

Non-members are also most welcome. Some dates and talks might change and some are not yet fully arranged but listed below is the current situation. Updated lists will be issued as the season progresses.

Saturday talks will usually commence at 6pm and will be held in the Brown Elephant briefing room at Lasham. Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing.

Dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking is advisable at thegoldenglider@outlook.com. Or 01256 384910. The bar is also available to members and visitors at all times.

Hosting team will be Nicki Marchant, Morag Saunders, Debbie Scholey, Chris Gibson, John Delafield and myself. We hope to see you at some of these events.

Lasham Gliding Society’s address is Lasham Airfield, Avenue Road, Basingstoke, GU34 5SS. Telephone 01256 384900

All events are subject to short notice change so if you are travelling a long way please check first to verify that it is still taking place.

Wednesday 1st January 2020 – Traditional New Years Day Charity “Fun” Run/Walk/Stagger /swagger around the peri track. Arranged by Marjorie Hobby. Meet at the Clubhouse for an 11:00 AM start. Visitors welcome but a small charge will go to charity.

Saturday 4th Jan– We start off the new year evening talks with another talk by retired Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Stickler on historical murders in the 20th Century and before. Paul’s talk was very well attended in previous years and this next episode will focus on the Kray Twins. More info on Paul’s excellent web site: www.historicalmurders.com.

Saturday 11th Jan – A talk by Neville Cullingford entitled “Blue Skies – the story of the Royal Observer Corps from 1925 to 1945”. – Visitors welcome.

Saturday 18th Jan – A talk by Frankie Webb on the life of the famous Farnborough Aerodynamicist, Tillie Shilling. – Visitors welcome.

Saturday 25h Jan – A talk by Ben Flewett and Rachel Hine on their exploits among a group of people who rode small “monkey bike” motorcycles across the Andes. – Visitors welcome.

Saturday 1st Feb – To be confirmed, the juniors will hold an event on this evening. – Visitors welcome.

Mike Philpott

[Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy]

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