STOP PRESS! – Latest news – 3rd August 2022

For our next meeting at Fulwood Sports Club on Mon 15th August we welcome author Peter Brown, whose talk will be entitled The Northumbrian Garden Parrot – a celebration of a lifetime’s interest in birds and birdwatching.

Early one cold morning in North Shields in November 1959, ten-year old Pete Brown delayed his walk to school to accompany his police constable father in investigating a strange arrival in a neighbour’s garden. There a tame, exotic bird, the like of which no-one had seen before, is feeding on cotoneaster berries. The neighbour has deduced that, since it is both attractive and seemingly unconcerned about its admiring audience, it must be an escaped parrot. It was in fact a waxwing, and that encounter was to be a key moment in the development of Pete’s 60-year interest in birds.

We celebrated Yorkshire Day on Mon 1st August with a highly entertaining talk by humourist and pianist Roger Browne, who spoke to us on The Golden Age of Radio. John Abel’s blog is now posted under Previous Talks.

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