President’s Message

Dear Members,

Welcome to a new year of GRANGE LECTURE SOCIETY MEETINGS, which starts in October and will end in March. Due to Covid, over the last three years our membership has fallen considerably from 240 folk to 145 – meetings too were suspended of course. We hope our upcoming lecture series, which we shall entitle TEN TALKS, has themes which will appeal to a wider audience across a more extensive age range. This year, we also want to welcome onto the committee anyone who would like to support the Society, which is now into its 115th year.

Our new Programme Secretary, Richard Hinchcliffe, joined the committee only last year. He offered to take on the challenging job from Jeff Patterson, who has done remarkable work for us over the last 20 years. The TEN TALKS programme will begin on the 10th of October.

There will be a free, informal, introductory gathering on Tuesday the 22nd of August at 7pm (for a 7.15pm start). Richard will give a short taster talk, followed by drinks and nibbles, to allow the audience time to meet the committee, sign up (we’ll be accepting card, cash or cheques) and meet old friends.

Membership will be priced at £46 this year (with Family membership available for a little more) – otherwise, entry will cost £10 on the door for each lecture. High increases in the running costs of each meeting necessitates these new membership charges, which are less than a glass of wine for what is an hour of highly informative entertainment.

Kind regards,
Peter Ratcliffe