Dawn Lawrence ‘Two steps behind: all about the Born Free Foundation’.
The Foundation was founded by Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Will Travers and is an international wildlife charity that campaigns to “Keep Wildlife in the Wild”.
Members free, Visitors £4 with free tea/coffee.
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Isle of Wedmore Society – Programme for 2022
The Isle of Wedmore Society
|Programme for 2022 Month||Speaker and topic|
|January 27th||Chris Storie and Bernard Coulter ‘The life and works of Cecil Sharp’. Chris and Bernard will explore with words, pictures and music, the life of Cecil Sharp, who was a composer and musician. Perhaps he is best known for his work collecting folk songs, many of which were from Somerset.|
|February 24th||Suzie Ladbrooke ‘Tales of Travels’. Suzie is a Tour Manager and will tell us tales of her experiences on rail travels through Europe and the UK.|
|March 24th||Dawn Lawrence ‘Two steps behind: all about the Born Free Foundation’. The Foundation was founded by Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Will Travers and is an international wildlife charity that campaigns to “Keep Wildlife in the Wild”.|
|April 28th||Steve Hemmett PCSO and James Brunt Supervisor ‘The Role of the PCSO within community policing’. Steve Hemmett and James Brunt will describe the organisation and remit of the Police Community Support Officer within the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.|
|May 26th||Dr Francis Burroughes B.E.M ‘Bristol Blue Glass’. From his own collection, Francis brings historic and valuable items of glass for members to examine for themselves, to illustrate the history of glass-making from 3,000 B.C. to the present day.|
|September 22nd||David Sproat, Airline Pilot ‘Flying a 310 million dollar plane!’: taking a brand new passenger aeroplane up for its maiden flight, putting it through its paces, before the crew and passengers climb aboard.|
|October 27th||Lester Durston ‘The rough road to Lhasa (Tibet)’. Lester Durston will describe his journey to a hard-to-reach place, with pictures and stories.|
|November 24th||Kevin Anderson, Visitor Experience Officer, Somerset Wildlife Trust/Avalon Marshes ‘The Avalon Marshes: The landscape and wildlife of the Avalon Marshes.’ Kevin will explore the ancient and recent history of the area including the Sweet Track, Lake Villages, peat digging and farming, and how the Avalon Marshes have been transformed into one of the UK’s most wildlife-rich wetlands.|