Genealogy Group - Stephen Dyer - Early 20th Century Family and Social History

Stephen Dyer is a national expert subject advisor for genealogy for the U3A. The Genealogy Group have arranged for him to give this talk on early 20th century family and social history. The 1930s, an era of defining events that would change the course of many families for decades to come. Victory in 1918 inspired a robust sense of patriotism, yet the inner war years were marked by class conflict and inequality and living through the depression in the 1930s.

Peter is a retired Scotland Yard Police Officer and is now a tutor in history. He lives in Norfolk and has become a popular U3A speaker on local and London history.

Next Event - Blakeney Village Hall

TITLE            Christmas around the world     

DATE             Wednesday 15th December

SPEAKER      Mike Green

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Location       Blakeney Village hall

Time             10:30 am

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Next Event - Zoom

TITLE            A line in the sand. The fall of Alamo and the rise of Texas     

DATE             Tuesday 7th December

SPEAKER      David Skillen

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Time             10:30 am

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Steve and Carol Robson perform a mixture of songs and will reveal their stories and mysteries.

Jeremy Prescott explains the introduction of the highest award for gallantry, the stories behind awards to some of the recipients from WW1 To Afghanistan and some of the influences which make the medal so exceptional.

Stephen Jenkins has lived and worked in the US and UK as an educator. Currently based in Dallas, Texas.  Our generation remembers the great explainer of all things American, Alistair Cooke. How would Cooke have commented on the Trump phenomenon while reassuring us and explaining the fractured culture in the US that we may struggle to grasp.

From Alistair Cooke to Donald Trump

Talking from hot early morning Dallas, Texas to a freezing North Norfolk on 6 April 2021, Steven Jenkins mused by Zoom about the qualities of Alistair Cooke, the great explainer of everything American, and what he might have said about Donald Trump. Stephen contrasted the backgrounds of the two men. One, the son of a metalworker growing up in Blackpool whose fascination with America had been awakened by the loquacious and friendly group of US soldiers billeted in his family home in 1917 and the other whose relationships with Americans had been forged by collecting rents from the tough tenants of the apartments built by his father in the Queens District of New York.

Stephen Poulter’s talk is based on extracts from the journals of those who travelled in North Norfolk in the days when this was a more adventurous undertaking and illustrated with sketches, paintings, engravings, and photographs. Stephen is an auctioneer and WEA lecturer.

Life in the French Court, including chateau design, court life, customs, food and contemporary music.

Sarah is an eminent historian of art and architecture.

Julia Allen has long experience of working in the field of commissioning care and dementia support for older people. She will describe the services in Norfolk of the Alzheimer’s society.