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Norwich Speaker Schedule

 

13th September 2017 – ANDY WALLACE – NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHWAYS
Andy is in charge of the NCC’s new and fast method of dealing with potholes on our roads. This is a subject we must all be interested in if we drive, and I guess we all do! Lets find out what goes on today.How this is now carried out and how will it improve road surfaces for all of us.

11th October 2017 – NORFOLK’S POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER LORNE GREEN
Quite a coup this one and took a bit of arranging but yes we have Norfolk’s Senior Elected Police Official attending and not only that he will be accompanied my AssistantSuperintendent Kris Barnard who is Head of Norfolk’s Road Policing
We would really like this to be a well-attendedevent and therefore would plead with you all to put the date in your diaries. We must all have an interest in the subject matter here and this is an opportunity for our group to have exclusive access to put our questions and views to the holders of these very important positions in our County. Please do not miss this chance.

8th November 2017 – ANDY NATRASS – ‘THE FATAL FOUR’
Andy may be familiar to some of you and he is particularly active in getting the safe driving message over to young drivers.

13th December 2017 – DAVID REEVE – ROYAL PROTECTION OFFICER
David had been a serving officer in the Norfolk Police and one day, much to his surprise, was asked if he would like to be responsible for security at the Queen's Royal Sandringham House and Estate and anyone who was staying there.  He accepted and together with his team had to make contingency plans for all sorts of eventualities.
He has been invited to lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip on several occasions.  He was always very nervous about going, as he is quite fussy about certain vegetables.  He also found it a bit disconcerting as at these lunches, the Queen insisted he walked in front of her because he was her guest!  Apparently the Royal Family always eat very small portions of food - how to keep your figure!
He worked 14 years in all in this job and was awarded the MVO and MBE.  Although retired, he still hears from the Queen.

10th January 2018 – AGM

14th February 2018 – LIZ SCOTT – ‘LIVING HISTORY OF BLICKLING HALL’
Housekeeper Mary Pitcher and scullery maid Kathleen Watts will be putting on clean caps and pinnies to tell us about their work at Blickling Hall, covering a period from the Victorian era to the present day.
The pair will be played by Bunty Gotts and Liz Scott who are volunteers at the National Trust property and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the hall’s history.

SUMMER VISITS

A visit has been arranged to the Norwich Aviation Museum at Horsham St Faith for Sunday 27th August 2017.
Depending on numbers I may be able to reserve a Group Booking, which would give access to both the Vulcan and Nimrod planes. I need to know numbers as soon as possible so anybody interested please contact me to reserve your booking by 12th August at the latest and for full details.

 

A visit is also being finalised for Members to come along to a Fire Station in Norwich for a tour and briefing. This will probably be on Sunday 3rd September but is subject to final confirmation.