Newsletter – November 2011

November 5th, 2011 by JCope

48 of us visited the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick in October and enjoyed a tour of the building by The Master, followed by a town walk led by the Town Crier.

The November meeting was particularly poignant for outgoing Meetings Secretary, Joan Barwick.  Robin Skerratt’s talk on “The Son of a Village Policeman in the 1940s” was the last meeting she had arranged after thirteen years in post and her retirement was marked with the presentation of a bouquet.

Joan’s final year has seen some superb presentations and Robin’s was no exception.  He enthralled the audience with stories of his life in Wychbold, where his father was the local constable.  A former Guardsman, George stood no nonsense and was well regarded by the local community.  Robin took us on a ‘virtual walk’ around the village during the period of his own childhood and we were introduced to the many characters and heard the, often amusing, stories of how they came to be involved with the Law.  Such was the quality of the presentation that it was easy for the audience to transport themselves back to a time when life was simpler, slower and with few modern conveniences.  All this was presented without any visual aids other than a table full of mementos of the Police and Wychbold.

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