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Men's Get Together

Contact: Dane Thomas Tel: 01425 615171


Please note the new contact details.

The Men's Get Together meet on the first Thursday of each month at 9:45 am for a 10.30 am start, finishing 11.30 to 12.00 noon. We have interesting speakers each month, with two meetings a year with our wives & partners invited.

We also try to arrange occasional outside visits to places of interest. We have a monthly e-Newsletter to keep our members informed of any programme changes and visits etc.

Join us each month for a chat, a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit, followed by our speaker.

Programme for 2017

January 5th (Ladies Invited)
Selfridge, Fact or Fiction
Uncovering the fascinating true story of Harry Selfridge, but also dissecting the popular TV series, confirming what was true, and what wasn't.
By Steve Roberts
February 2nd
Conservation & Wildlife in Christchurch
The work of a Countryside Officer in the East Dorset & Christchurch Area
By Robin Harley
Countryside Officer for Christchurch & East Dorset
March 2nd
Health & Safety in a large 19th century Prison
A light hearted and (hopefully) amusing talk of the difficulties encountered implementing policy
By Jon Davies
April 6th A.G.M. and
Tools for Self Reliance, with website at
How tools are reclaimed for use in 3rd world countries. See the Post Meeting details document for a list of tools required and local contact.
By David Moynagh
May 4th
The Social History of Bletchley Park
A talk on growing up in Bletchley before and after the war, plus stories of her mother's work there on codes, computers etc. during the conflict
By Valerie Young
June 1st
The Long Lost Hurn Branch
The story of the Ringwood, Christchurch Bournemouth Railway
By Steve Roberts
July 6th (Ladies Invited)
How to Grow Old Disgracefully
An irreverent and positive anthology of thoughts which will help you towards old age and becoming a real embarrassment to your children!
By Gwen Appleton
August 3rd
Hurst Castle
The work of the Friends of Hurst Castle
By Jay Walker
Friends of Hurst Castle
September 7th
Trick or Treat?
A humorous, sideways and, to a degree, a cynical look at what manufacturers put in our food
By Ron Taylor
October 5th
Accident or Assassination
Tradition suggests that the king was accidentally killed by Sir Walter Tyrell, but recent evidence indicates that it may have been a deliberate action
By Gordon Lewis
November 2nd
Hobart's "Funnies"
The invention's of "Churchill's Toyshop" that made D-Day possible
By Henry Goodall
Friends of New Forest Airfields
December 7th
The New Forest Disability Information Service
Describing the work of the Service
By Jacki Keable

Whilst all these are confirmed, the programme could be amended if required.

At the January & July meetings, we invite our Ladies to join us.

Previous Years Programmes are here - 2016