“Growing together in Christ”

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Welcome to Christ Church, Blacklands & St. Andrew, Laton Road, Hastings

Meetings in the 2019-2020 season included:

16th September: Annual General Meeting and Dingbats

21st October: “Winchelsea Past” Talk by Malcolm Pratt

18th November: Fish Supper and Quiz

16th December: Christmas Buffet and Music from “Loose Ends Untied”

20th January: “Stop the Traffik” an insight into modern day slavery and human trafficking, Steve Wise

17th February: “Let Your Fingers Do The Talking” - Sue Bobbins experiences as a sign language interpreter

Cancelled 16th March: “A Soldier’s Story” - 2nd World War and travel reminiscences with Paul Endersby

Meetings in the 2018-2019 season included:

17th September: Annual General Meeting and Quiz

15th October: “Safety in the Home” Talk by East Sussex Fire and Rescue

19th November: Quiz Night with Fish and chip supper (must be booked)

17th December: “ Loose Ends-Untied” Musical entertainment followed by seasonal refreshments

21st January: “Tours and Experiences” Talk by Clive Richardson

18th February: “Beekeeping” Talk (and tasting)by Malcolm Wilkie

18th March: “Bluebell Ridge Cats Home” Talk by Margaret Gaye

15th April: “My Road to Hastings” Talk by Rev. Charlie Hill

20th May: Visit to RNLI Hastings. Talk and viewing of new lifeboat

17th June: Encaustic Art Jeanette Barden: Demonstration and opportunity to try it

Meetings in the 2017-2018 season included:

18th September: AGM and Dingbats.

16th October: Sue Bobbins: Update on Rudyard Kipling the man

Monday 20th November: Quiz Night and Fish Supper

18th December: Loose Ends Untied with buffet supper

15th January: Jenny Price, Pestalozzi Village

19th February: Robin Gray/Paul Cabban on Twinning

Postponed 19th March: Paul Lendon: It's Good to Walk

16th April: Roy Calthorp: Battle of Hastings and the effect on England

21st May: Malcolm Pratt: A life in Education

18th June: Paul Cabban: Family History

Meetings in the 2016-2017 season included:

26th September: AGM followed by short quiz

17th October: “An insight into Ecclesiastical Tat” , Rev’d. Charlie Hill

21st November: “Loose Ends-Untied”, Musical Entertainment followed by refreshments

19th December: Christmas quiz with fish and chip supper.

16th January : “Hastings Past”, Ion Castro

20th February: “The Way, Camino Di Santiago”,   Tony Collins and Mike Cooper

20th March: “2 Men-2 Boats”,  Tush Hamilton and Dee Day White

24th April: “Mr Kipling, without the cakes”, a talk by Sue Bobbins

15th May: “The Sussex Posy”, Talk with demonstration by Bernard Cruttenden

19th June: Pets As Therapy, an illustrated talk and demonstration of work by PAT dog Barney Spaniel, assisted by David Jones

18th July: Group Summer Outing to Cranbrook

Meetings in the 2015-2016 season included:

20th September: AGM and Quiz

19th October: “Snowflake Night Shelter”, Andrew Crichton and John Read, Snowflake Trustees

16th November: “Weather recording in Hastings”, David Powell, Borough Meteorologist

21st December: “Christmas Entertainment”, “Loose Ends Untied”

18th January: “Hastings Curiosities and Haunted Hastings”, Sam Langley

15th February: “Life among the Bluecoats, The Royal Navy Temperance Society”, Jane Nunn

21st March: “It’s Good to Walk”, Paul Lendon had to cancel and Sam Langley kindly stepped in.

18th April: “Mediaeval Days”, Heather Goodsell

16th May: Fish Barbeque, Tush and Pat Hamilton

20th June: “Bat Rescue”, Karen Hammond

27th July: an outing to Sissinghurst with lunch at Hawkhurst Fish Farm

Meetings in the 2014-2015 season included:

September 15th AGM followed by fun quiz, bring along a photo of yourself as a baby!

October 20th “Life among the Bluecoats”,  Jane Nunn

November 17th  “Curiosities of Hastings”, Sam Langley

December 15th Christmas entertainment with “Loose Ends Untied”, `followed by seasonal refreshments

January 19th “East Sussex Wild Life Rescue Service”,  Trevor Weeks

February 16th “Tales from the Stade”,  Tush and Pat Hamilton

March 16th “Hastings Pier: History and Renovation”, Hastings Pier Trust.

April 20th “Jack in the Green”,  Keith Leech.

May 18th Talk on her 200 mile horse ride by Heather Goodsell.

June 15th (7 p.m.) Fish BBQ, Tush and Pat Hamilton.

July 20th “Gardening the Sissinghurst Way”, possibly followed by a visit later in the month, with Lunch, Afternoon Tea or Dinner, using members’ cars, but only if enough enthusiasm and support.

Meetings in the 2013-2014 season included:

September 16th AGM followed by a light hearted quiz

October 21st “Traditional Trug making”, talk and demonstration by John Carnell

November 18th Talk on Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

December 16th Lantern slide “Victorian Christmas” entertainment with Peter Gilles

January 20th “Maritime curiosities”, talk by Jane Nunn

February 8th Extra Event: Lunch and “Horse Racing Afternoon” 12:30 p.m.

February 17th Musical entertainment

March 17th “Hastings Memories”, talk etc. by Sam Langley

April 28th “On the Buses”, experiences of Paul Lendon

May 19th Fish BBQ with Tush and Pat Hamilton

June 16th Talk on “The History of the Gramophone”

July 22nd Dinner at The Moorings using members private transport.

Meetings in the 2012-2013 season included:

September 17th 2012   A.G.M.

October 15th Canine Partners   Ruth Narracott and Tiggy

November 19th  Hastings Hotels   Maureen Charlesworth

December 17th Horse Race Evening  Bill and Linda Burrows

January 21st Maritime Curiosities  Jane Nunn

February 18th was to be Black Briar Folk Group - still musical evening with “Loose Ends”.

March 18th Surviving in Soho  Roger McKenna (A bit earthy and rude!)

April 15th Tribal Artefacts   Robert Mucci

May 20th Fish BBQ   Tush and Pat Hamilton

June 17th Valuing Antiques part 2  Kenneth Nunn.

July 22nd Outing to Paradise Park and Dinner at The Moorings

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