The project was founded by our speaker, Steve Piotrowski, in 2005 as part of the response to the national decline in barn owl numbers (there were 12,000 pairs in 1932 but only 3,750 in 1982). He explained that the decrease was a result of a lack of feeding and nesting opportunities brought about by loss… [Continue Reading]
Sue and Guy Morton explained that bell ringing was an English tradition. At St Peter Mancroft in Norwich in 1731, the Bloody Peal (so-called because bell ringers had blood on their hands at the end) was rung by 8 people over 8 hours and 15 minutes. This was a record for 151 years! Sue and… [Continue Reading]
Gill Blanchard delivered an absorbing talk called “Behind The Scenes Working For ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’”. Gill works as a professional house, family and local historian. She has carried out research for the above-named popular BBC series, also appearing on two episodes (Jonnie Peacock and Mary Berry). The production team does some research… [Continue Reading]
The coffee morning held on 8th October at the “Hole-in-One” was well-supported by members and their wives. It was also nice to welcome a prospective new member who enjoyed meeting us and intends to come along to our next lunch.
Although stories in the press tend to be negative, for example the Gatwick incident last December, Andy Cooper emphasised the positive uses of drones in areas ranging from emergency services to farming to construction. Andy demonstrated via a few short videos how easy it is to fly a drone. Once it is in the air,… [Continue Reading]
A new page has been added to the Meetings area of the website. It gives a brief run-down of what happens on a regular meeting day. Mainly aimed at new members but “old hands” are encouraged to have a look. It also serves as the basis for the Chairman’s agenda.