The Willow Club meets every Thursday morning except Maundy Thursday, the month of August and the Christmas/New Year period.

Meetings start promptly at 10.30 am with the singing of 3 verses from Samuel Johnson’s City of God.  The chairman of the day opens the meeting and introduces the speaker.  There is a refreshment break at 11.05 for coffee or tea, biscuits and a good chat, after which the speaker resumes.  Usually there is time at the end for questions and discussion, and meetings close by 12.00 noon.

Talks cover a wide range of topics so that there are things in each programme to satisfy all interests and tastes, and formats range from talks to slide shows, digital presentations, films and live entertainments.


Speakers Diary

  • Thursday, 28 November, 2019Scott Weightman -Siri Lanka (change from printed program)
  • Thursday, 5 December, 2019Dorethy Brownlee - A Lighthouse within a Fort
  • Thursday, 12 December, 2019Club AGM
  • Thursday, 19 December, 2019Barbara Rhodes - The Silver Stars Ukulele Band
  • Thursday, 26 December, 2019Christmas Holiday - No meeting
  • Thursday, 2 January, 2020New Year Holiday no meeting
  • Thursday, 9 January, 2020Peter Tracey - The Fall of the Berlin Wall & the Velvet Revolution
  • Thursday, 16 January, 2020Alan Morgan - Byker
  • Thursday, 23 January, 2020Malcolm Thomson - A Serious Case of Burns
  • Thursday, 30 January, 2020Robert Moon - A Victorian Sunday - with Music
  • Thursday, 6 February, 2020Lt. Gen. Robim Brims - The use of the miltary in the 21st century
  • Thursday, 13 February, 2020Peter Wood - Cole gone but not forgotten
  • Thursday, 20 February, 2020Rob Cunningham - Zulu Wars 1
  • Thursday, 27 February, 2020Rob Cunningham - Zulu Wars 2
  • Thursday, 5 March, 2020Pat Lowery - The Town Moor Fun, Frolics & Football
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