This page gives information about some of the speakers we have had
Send a Cow - Change a families Future
Contact details - Mrs Wendy Martin tel 01455 613348 firstname.lastname@example.org Hinkley
The speaker was Wendy Martin and her subject :Muck, Milk and magnificent Mangoes". Mrs Martin, an ex headmistress, decided on her retirement in the late '80s to devote her time to charity work. Following a talk she attended, she realised that help was needed in many parts of Africa. The atrocities which had taken place in Uganda , when 800,000 men were slaughtered, had left women and children with no source of income. An organisation was developed - the Send a Cow charity whereby 25 pregnant cows were transported to Uganda to help fertilize the land and provide milk and produce many generations of cows. Her talk includes a power point presentation, a selection of visual aids and gives case studies of beneficiaries.
Belly and Morris Dancing
Contact details Maria Credali 01543 250756 email@example.com Lichfield
We have had this speaker twice. With both talks we were given the history of dance, with visual aids, actual costumes and demonstrations. We were invited to dress up and have a go, which was hilarious!
The Ifakara Bakery Project
Contact details Eugene Schellengurg tel 0121 458 5488 firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham
This African project has enabled a community to bake its own bread, thus feeding the local population and providing employment. An interesting talk, given to raise funds for the project.
Contact details the-gypsys-cooking-pot.co.uk
This talk gives the history of chocolate, and includes a demonstration. Make a chocolate basket and try the chocolate tasting fountain. Ends with a quiz - Chocolate facts, history of brands and flavour tasting. An informative and fun evening.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Contact details Carolyn Bailey 07888 753719 c.bailey244@btinternet .com
Not a talk on cooking! A hilarious talk about her time as a young cadet in the police force in the 1970s. Highly recommended.
West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue
Contact 01922 419532 or 07837 409533 www.wmhr.org.uk
An interesting and informative talk about hedgehogs - Recommended - local talks only.
A Life Inside
Contact details - Derek L Benton 0796 4627459 or 01538 722210
An informative and amusing account of 25years of life as a prison officer. Recommended.
The WI at War
The fascinating story of the efforts, roles and undertakings made by the WI during wars and conflicts. The talk covers the inaugural period during the First World War right through to the conflicts today. A very interesting, illustrated talk. (Other talks available)
Contact details - Jon Goodson 01785 814581 Vince Williams 01905 796270
Charles II and the legacy of the Royal Oak
Whilst on the run, following his defeat at Worcester, the future King Charles II hid in an oak tree on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. It was later named 'Royal Oak' and unwittingly gave a name to a few pubs --and much more. An Interesting, illustrated talk. (Other talks available)
Contact details - Joy and Alan Lewis email@example.com
Back to Back houses of Birmingham
An interesting talk, of local interest. More information www.oldladywood.co.uk
Contact details - Mac Joseph 01785 660214 firstname.lastname@example.org
An illustrated account by Vince Williams of an emotional trek in the Karakoram mountains of Northern Pakistan to the base camp of K2. Undertaken in memory of a relative who died after accomplishing a feat never before achieved by any climber on this notorious peak.
An interested talk - given in a clear voice.
Contact details - Vince Williams 01905 796270
Handcuffs to Hot Glass
Another excellent talk by Caz Bailey, now retired from the police force and exploring the world of glass blowing and other methods of producing art work. A natural speaker with a wicked sense of humour!
Contact Details: Caz Bailey 07888 753719 email@example.com