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Our first Zoom talk in March is on Friday 5th at 1500 organised by Godalming

The Field of the Cloth of Gold - How did they do it?


In June 1520 Henry VIII and Francis I met in the Pale of Calais for 18 days of various entertainments staged to display the skill and splendour of each King and country. The English logistics for this spectacular event are staggering, and the adornment of the Field, the temporary palace and everyone present is equally fascinating. How was it all achieved? Jo Mabbutt, will tell us.



Jo is a decorative artist who hand-gilds antique and vintage lace. She divides her time as a designer/maker, lecturer and tutor running specialist workshops. A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, Jo also serves on a number of cross-Livery organisations and was recently awarded Honorary Membership of City & Guilds for services to education and training.

On Friday 19 March at 15:00 Organised by Milford


Concorde Supersonic Cover Up?


Guy Bartlett is an aviation historian and trainer whose talks are designed to interest everyone whether they have a passion for aircraft or not.

First flown in March 1969, Concorde was the fastest passenger aircraft of all time and ahead of its time in many ways. Join Guy on a journey of discovery of this beautiful aircraft and learn from his personal experience of supersonic flight. There will never be another aircraft like Concorde, says Guy, the perfect synergy of technology and design.


This presentation also explores the Paris crash of July 2000 and offers new insights into the sequence of events on that fateful day.