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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.

 

 


Malcolm Clark gave an excellent talk in July about Japan. 

Japan

 

Illustrated with lovely photos he showed us temples, pavilions, gardens and cities.  He explained the intricacies of Japanese gardens with carefully selected rocks and plants equally carefully placed. He said that though the gardens are highly manipulated they are designed to look natural. We saw the impressive Osaka Castle and the cities of Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo.
After the August break our next talk is by John Carter on Thursday 27th 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.

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On Thursday the 25th of October Mark Breach will be talking about “A tent in Yemen”.  It’s a war zone now so his reminiscences about the country prior to that will be very interesting.
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 

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Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator