Recently we have been reminded of the anniversaries of key dates in World War II and this was a timely presentation on the role of the “ French Resistance “ and its contribution to the liberation of France. The phoney war ended with the Germany’s lightning attack on France in June 1940 followed by 6 … Read more
Webmaster Editorial note: Following the original blog, the presenter, Roger Hart, has made some corrections and additions which appear at the end of the report. Roger Hart shared with us his personal nostalgia of the world of transport through the lens of his trusty Canon camera, supplemented by photos from the archives. Roger’s interest in … Read more
Sheffield city centre is blessed with many striking buildings which constituted the subject of today’s talk.
Malcolm gave us an interesting presentation capturing the highlights of his travels in China. It took the form of an hour-long digital audio/visual film with excellent photography and commentary. To sum up – China is on the move and is now a modern technological and industrial powerhouse. China is thought to be the oldest continuous … Read more
Tim is a project co-ordinator with the “Peak into the Past“ local history organisation and gave an interesting talk on a rather unusual topic. Normally, you would expect a talk on the history of the Peak District to be concerned with mining, canals, mills and archaeology, but this was about the life and crimes of … Read more
Alan Zinober gave us a most interesting talk mainly on apartheid in South Africa but touched on examples of racial segregation throughout the world. Alan was born in South Africa but emigrated to England in the early 70’s so experienced the apartheid regime first hand and was well qualified to give us his thoughts. Apartheid … Read more