2018 Programme of Talks & Meetings


We meet on the last Thursday of each month –  7:30 pm, Rawdon Community Library – next to Rawdon Crossroads       Telephone: 0113 3910440

PROGRAMME 2018 – continued

May 31st    Notorious Prisoners

Veronica Bird OBE, former Governor of Armley Prison, recounts her experiences when dealing with notorious inmates in various prison establishments across the country.  Details of her life in prison are recounted in her recently published book “Veronica’s Bird”. (Available for purchase on the night.)

June 28th  Community Meeting (all welcome):

To discuss local issues e.g. congestion, Green Belt, public transport, litter, ‘In Bloom’, blue plaques, pollution, parks and any other matters of interest to ACS members and non-members alike

July 26th    The Yorkshire Wolds – An Undiscovered Region

Colin Speakman and his wife Fleur talk about their latest book on the Yorkshire Wolds and give some fascinating cameos about some key Wolds people and the area in an interesting and informative presentation. (Book available on the night at discounted price.)

August 30th Community Meeting (all welcome):To discuss local issues (as above)

September 27th Nostalgia

Keith Barber looks back and recalls some interesting events, objects and people from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. This is a very humorous, enjoyable and nostalgic, illustrated reminiscence.  Highly recommended –   expect to participate.

October 25th   Community Meeting (all welcome):     To discuss local issues (as above)

November 29th     Annual General Meeting plus Guest Speaker,  Local historian and author, John Davies, gives a fascinating presentation on “The End of the Great War and its Aftermath”.

Membership is £10 per annum by payment at any Meeting.  Members of ACS  are entitled to free admission to ALL talks.   Admission for non-members £4 for talks, community meetings are free.