Travellers' Tales



We meet at the Kea Community Centre on the 4th Thursday in the month at 10am for a 10.30 start and talks are usually for an hour.  (We may in future have to adjust the start and finish time to fit with the bus schedules from both Truro and Falmouth.)  The group take a break from the monthly talks in August and December.
The dates of talks this year are 28th June, 26th July, 27th September, 25th October and the 22nd November.



Sorting lapis lazuli

Our next talk is by John Carter on Thursday, 27th of September.  He is calling his talk “In search of gemstones”.  John was a gem dealer before he retired and will talk about gems and places in the world he has travelled to in order to acquire them.  It will be a very unusual and fascinating talk. Do make a note of the date in your diaries.
On Thursday the 25th of October Mark Breach will be talking about “A tent in Yemen”.  Yemen is not a place you’d visit now; it’s ravaged by war and one of the poorest countries in the world. But almost 40 years ago when Mark Breach was working there as a land surveyor, and travelling throughout the country, it was a less troubled place. The topography is spectacular and desolate with plenty of dirt and dust and very little tarmac to be seen. The countryside bristles with guns and drugs but in a curiously benign sort of way. The people are friendly if wary and hospitable by tradition; imagine backwoods Kentucky, strip away the vegetation and then put it into Arabia.

On Thursday the 22nd of November Jon Skelton will be talking about “Sights of North Wales and Chester”.  This will be the last meeting of the year as we take a break in December.

Please come and join us, new members to the group are always welcome.  We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee.
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 





Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator