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Make new friends at Matlock Forum Club

Members of Matlock Forum Club on a guided tour of the Midland Railway Museum.

Members of Matlock Forum Club on a guided tour of the Midland Railway Museum.

I have been a member of Matlock Forum Club for ten years. I was invited by the then chairman,John Thain, after swimming one Tuesday. So I strolled over to the Edgefold Club from the old Lido.

I have been a member of Matlock Forum Club for ten years. I was invited by the then chairman,John Thain, after swimming one Tuesday. So I strolled over to the Edgefold Club from the old Lido.

There was a very relaxed atmosphere and everyone was friendly and welcoming.

Over the years I have served as chairman and became programme coordinator booking speakers and putting together the programme.

The club was founded in 1973 to provide an opportunity for retired and semi-retired men to meet, socialise and enjoy themselves. It currently has 30 members on its roll.

Meetings are run at the Edgefold Club on Edgefold Road, every Tuesday from the beginning of October to the end of April. During the summer, the club holds meetings on the first Tuesday in May, June, July and September.The meetings start at 10am with coffee and a biscuit, followed by a speaker at 10.30am.

Talks are frequently illustrated with slides and cover a wide range of topics. The speakers are generally experienced and expert in their subject. Any member can request a subject or volunteer a speaker.

Forthcoming topics to be aired by speakers are: Australia - Rain Forest to the Barrier Reef, presented by Mrs P Hutson on March 4; Violin making with tools and equipment, given by Paul Holt, on March 11; Kami Sakura Sasaki Sadako, by Mr D. Meredith, on March 18; Mary Queen of Scots, The Captive Queen, by David Templeman on March 25; My Career in Science, by Tod Dakin, on April 1 and The Magistrate at Work, by Norman Shaw on April 8.

Each year the club plans a visit and this year’s destination will be Rolls Royce in Derby.

The club welcomes all men to meetings. A charge of £2 is payable at the door for each session.

For the full programme of events, reports on meetings and a list of committee members, see http://www.matlockforumclub.co.uk.

 

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