Spire Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the
Memorial Hall, Watersmeet Lane, East Harnham, Salisbury SP2 8JH at 10.00 am
To see a map of our venue

DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
8 May 2017 Tim Brown Wings over Stonehenge
12 June 2017 Collective Solutions Tax, Care and Toyboys

10 July 2017

Dicken Povey Under the Control Tower
14 Aug 2017 David Baker Gordon's Death at Khartoum
11 Sept 2017 Roger Shaw Wild West Legends
9 Oct 2017   Wiltshire Air Ambulance
13 Nov 2017 Sarah Buttenshaw Burma
11 Dec 2017   Christmas Social [please prebook]
8 Jan 2018 Jane Diamond Unearthing Egypt
12 Feb 2018 Jane Arnold Civil Celebrant in Salisbury
12 Mar 2018   Group Presentations
9 April 2018 Sarah Buttenshaw AGM - Venice
8 May 2018 Dicken Povey The Discomforts of Bath

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DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
11 May 2015 Nick Griffiths A Roman Soldier's Letters Home
8 June 2015 Nick Cowen A Tour in Search of Chalk
13 July 2015 John Ambrose Tax, Care and Toy Boys
10 Aug 2015 Martin Wright Making a Bronze Sculpture
14 Sept 2015 Christopher Massy-Beresford Neutrals at War
12 Oct 2015 Michael Barratt Auctions
9 Nov 2015 Marion Emery A Victorian Christmas
14 Dec 2015   Christmas Social [please prebook]
11 Jan 2016 Robin Miller Our Wonderful Solar System
8 Feb 2016 John Holt Shopping Centre Management
14 Mar 2016   Group Presentations
11 April 2016 Margot Jackson on Being Mayor of Salisbury AGM
9 May 2016 Ashley Grove British Birds from the Shetlands to the Scillies

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DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
12 May 2014 John Clark Engineering  the Pyramids
9 June 2014 Patricia Carr Chinese Gardens
14 July 2014 Chris Walker The American Songbook
11 Aug 2014 Hugh Burnard CBE Modern Aspects of Smuggling
8 Sept 2014 Terry Waldron History of the Kennett & Avon Canal
13 Oct 2014 Ivan Raynesford-Smith Islam
10 Nov 2014 John Pitman Pantomime Dames
8 Dec 2014   Christmas Social [please prebook]
12 Jan 2015 Peter Daniels Pages from the Journal Scrapbook
9 Feb 2015 Frank Bryant Lighthouse Stories
9 Mar 2015   Group Presentation and Forum
13 April 2015 Sarah Buttershaw AGM - Cuba - Island in Transition
11 May 2015 Nick Griffiths A Roman Soldier's Letters Home

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DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
13 May 2013 Hugh Burnard CBE Smugglers and Smuggling
10 June 2013 Margaret Shore Belarus & Children Of Chernobyl
8 July 2013 Heather Hook Birds Eye View of Famous Landmarks
12 Aug 2013 Carol Kitching The Influence of Tudor & Stuart Courts on Wilton House
9 Sept 2103 Ros Liddington The Russian Connection
14 Oct 2103 Fred Swift Life of the Hive
11 Nov 2013 Dr Lucille Campey Wiltshire Emigration to Canada in 19th Century
9 Dec 2013   Christmas Social [please prebook]
13 Jan 2014 Peter Preen T E Lawrence
10 Fen 2014 Mark Ward Trussell Trust
10 Mar 2014   Group Presentation and Forum
14 April 2014 Martin Plimsoll AGM - Singing for the Brain
12 May 2014 John Clark Engineering the Pyramids

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DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
11 June 2012 John Spencer Early Christian Art
9 July 2012 David Richards Religion, Politics & Withcraft in 17th Century Salisbury
13 August 2012 Jane Pelly Bishop Wordsworth
10 Sept 2012 Hugh Abel The Studio Theatre
8 October 2011 Robert Wright Canal Boat Painting
12 Nov 2012 Rev Ben Elliott Dragons
10 Dec 2012 Group Presentations Christmas Social. Please pre-book.
14 Jan 2013 Guy Hagg MOD Conservation on Salisbury Plain
11 Feb 2013 Wendy Howden The Chelsea Flower Show
11 March 2013 Joyce Bowden Salisbury Operatic Society
8 April 2013 Jane Arnold AGM and Nude but not Rude

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DATE
SPEAKER
SUBJECT
13 June 2011 Neville Lyons The Lyons Corner House
11 July 2011 Ben Parker Riverbourne Community Farm
8 August 2011 Mario Reading The Prophecies of Nostradamus
12 Sept 2011 Simon Ward & Ollie The role of the Community Support Officer
10 October 2011 James Mogford Early Keyboard Intruments
14 Nov 2011 Janet Fitzjohn The RNLI
12 Dec 2011 Group Presentations Christmas Social [£3.50]
9 Jan 2012 Philip Rance The Antiques Market
13 Feb 2012 Reg Williams Salisbury City Council
12 March 2012 Mark Wilson Faberge
2 April 2012 [not the 16th] Speaker TBA AGM
14 May 2012 Romy Wyeth Family Life of a Country Policeman

For further information on some of the talks click on the underlined words above.

DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
10th May 2010 Romey Wyeth Stonehenge
14 June 2010 Tom James Clarendon Palace
12 July 2010 Hadrian Cook Up-date on Salisbury Water Meadows
9 August 2010 Norman Thorne Christopher Wren
13 September 2010 Barry Pritchard Civic Ceremonial for the City
11 October 2010 Ruth Norman Salisbury Life in WWI
8 November 2010 Alix Booth Puppetry
13 December 2010 Joe and Sharon Jones Film - The Emperor and the Big White Bear
10 January 2011 Brian Dicker Butterflies
14 Feb 2011 Elizabeth Proudman Jane Austen and Her Hampshire Family
14 March 2011 Group Displays  
11 April 2011 AGM plus a Speaker  
9 May 2011 Ann Orr Powers of Attorney, Wills etc.

For further information on some of the Lectures click on the underlined words above.

 

DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
11th May 2009 Al Dawes Great Bustard on Salisbury Plain
8 June 2009 Alan Hotchkiss

Berlin Airlift

13 July 2009 Mark Cook Hope and Homes
10 August 2009 Denise Edwards Stunts on Film and TV
14 September 2009 Ivan Raynsford-Smith Middle East Today
12 October 2009 Ruth Newman What's on in the 1780's
9 November 2009 Phil Greenbridge Wildlife Rescue
14 December 2009   December Social function
11 January 2010 Spire FM Radio
8 Feb 2010 Ron & Myra Glover

Ups and Downs of Belgium Canals

8 March 2010  

Group Presentations

12 April 2010 AGM The AGM
10 May 2010 Romy Wyeth Stonehenge

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DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
12th May 2008 Dorothy Treasure Wiltshire Buildings Record
9 June 2008 10th Anniversary Party

At John Wort's garden
11.30 to 1.30
Report HERE

14 July 2008 David Tovey History of the Ambulance Service
11 August 2008 Pam Goodall Riding It Out
8 September 2008 Sylvia Parrott On History of Schools in the Woodford Valley
13 October 2008 Penny May Music in Salisbury
10 November 2008 Avril Owton The Show Must Go
8 December 2008   December Social function
12 January 2009 Ros Liddington Of Course It's Art
9 Feb 2009 Don Cross

Salisbury's Industrial Hiistory

9 March 2009  

Group Presentations

20 April 2009   The AGM
11 May 2009 Al Dawes Great Bustard on Salisbury Plain

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DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
14th May 2007 Penny Copland-Griffiths Verwood Potteries - a history
11 June 2007 Alan Corkill

Beyond the Footlights

9 July 2007 Linda Baker Have you got your ears in?
13 August 2007 David Nickol Tanganyika-Tanzania
10 September 2007 Jenny Stevens The History of Danebury Rings
8 October 2007 Ann Seviour Recent Changes in the New Forest.
12 November 2007 Hugh Thomas Wessex Writers and their Landscape
10 December 2007   December Social function
14 January 2008 Margaret Baskerville The History of Bentley Wood
11 Feb 2008 Ros Liddingtons

Of course it’s Art.

10 March 2008  

Group Presentations

14 April 2008   The AGM

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Spire U3A AGM report 2006 HERE

DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
8 May 2006 Brig. Alasdair Clark Inside the House of Lords
12 June 2006 Ann Orr

Protecting you, your family and your property
(wills, inheritance tax, powers of attorney and other legal matters)

10 July 2006 Caroline Beasley Salisbury Museum for the Community
14 August 2006 Margaret McKenzie Researching military history in Fovant in the Great War
11 September 2006 John Ericson Can you believe your eyes? Optical illusions
9 October 2006 Sonya Woolley The second oldest profession
13 November 2006 John Elliot John Ruskin
    December Social function
8 January 2007 Denise Allen Pompeii and its area
12 Feb 2007 Jan Sanders

My Rumanian Experience

12 March 2007  

Group Presentations

16 April 2007 Chris Dickson U3A - Value for Money & the AGM
14th May 2007 Jeffrey Brown To Partake of Tea - about Kingston Lacey.

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DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT
10 May 2004 Sheila Boulter
On Being a Magistrate
14 June 2004 Michael Maidment
The Red Lion Hotel
12 July 2004 Lt Col Ray Aldis
Weopons of Mass Destruction and Counter Terrorism.
9 August 2004 Brian Dicker
Butterflies
13 September 2004 Sir Christopher Benson
On Being High Sheriff
11 October 2004 Jennifer Bowen
The Harnham Water Meadows
8th November 2004 Canon David Durston
The Chancellorship of Salisbury Cathedral
13th December 2004

Christmas Party
10th January 2005
Karen Rudd
Mompesson House
14th February 2005 Ann Seviour
New Forest Verderers
14th March 2005 Two Samaritans
Samaritans Work
11th April 2005 AGM
Group Presentations

Last Update 23-Jun-2017