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Chester Meetings, Saturday November 18th 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Brenda Rewhorn: “Tatting Around Japan”

    Travelling is an education in every aspect and I have always enjoyed visiting all parts of the world as well as every corner of the British isles. I was invited and visited japan on four separate occasions and much of the visits were staying with local people who have become friends. The slide show is a compilations of all those visits from one end of the country to the other.

  2. John Brinkley: Arctic Europe: The Cold Lands to the North

    John Brinkley, a former Geology Teacher and now Lecturer and Photographer has travelled widely across the world. His website: www.driftwoodimages.net shows the different journeys John has made.

    (this replaces the talk by Roy Willis who is currently ill)

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Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday September 16th 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. John Sunter and Nikki Young: “Highlights of Burma”

    We travel as much as work will allow and are regular Globetrotter attendees. We spent a week on a busy tour covering the highlights of Myanmar, including Shwedagon Temple in Yangon, Inle Lake, The U Bein Bridge and the plethora of temples at Bagan

  2. Ryan Amos: “Six months in India”

    Ryan who now works for a travel agency has gained a lot of experience in the business so it is no surprise to learn that he spent six months in India traveling to many sites of interest and during that time documented his travels, the subject of his talk.

September Poster 2017
September Poster 2017

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday July 15th 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. David Redford: “Glimpses of the Nile -and echoes of the great explorers”

    After retiring from the NHS, David Redford has worked with an International Development project delivering life saving skills in childbirth. This has taken him to a number of African countries, some rarely visited by tourists, and has gradually stimulated his interest and reading into the history of the River Nile, and also the great Victorian explorers who strove to answer the centuries old question – “Where is the source of the Nile?”

  2. Pat Jones: “Mongolia including the Naadam Festival”

    Pat Jones has enjoyed travelling for many years and has had many great travelling experiences. This show shares her memories of a wonderful holiday to Mongolia. She chose to go there when the Naadam Festival , which is held once a year in July , was on. Most of the accommodation was in Gers and she even joined in the building of one!!

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July Poster 2017

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday May 20th 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Barbara Brooks: A Gap Year Round the World.On retiring I decided to travel around the world, ultimately to visit a location I’d waited 49 years to get to. This slide show is a record of this journey.

    This was the 3th time I’d travelled around the world and 2nd time on my own.

  2. Heather Lannin: Travel to Sierra Leone – the Working Heart of Africa.Heather Lannin, a registered nurse, has made several self-funded humanitarian visits to Sierra Leone, West Africa since 2003 to the present day befriending 30 orphan children along the way. Heather hopes to share an insight into her adventurous visits to this country whose people live in very hard conditions. Most of her time so far has been spent in Bo, the second largest city and Freetown, the capital. You may want to watch the film You may want to watch the film “Blood Diamond” as a background insight into this place
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May Poster 2017

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday March 21, 2015

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. A Journey Through South America – Don and Eve

    Not “around the world in 80 days”, but five weeks in South America,
    starting in Lima, Peru, through the Sacred Valley, – the shores of Lake
    Titicaca in Bolivia, – rain in the Atacama Desert in Chile, and finally
    over the snow-capped Andes into Argentina.- A journey of experiences!

  2. Solo Trip around New Zealand by bus – Pamela Scott-Austin

    Pamela a retired NHS employee travelled to New Zealand a year ago and had an amazing five-week bus journey around this beautiful country. She travelled through both the North and South island with Mount Cook as a favourite place. Come on the adventure and see some familiar places and some spectacular scenery and a few personal stories.

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm
Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks
Grosvenor Museum
25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH12DDMarch%20Poster%202015%20final[1]

Enquiries to Hanna tel:  01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday September 19, 2015

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  • Kevin Brackley – Mysore, India, outside the bubble.
    Kevin Brackley: has been a Globetrotter for over 30 years, visiting over 80 countries. His talk will be based around his second trip to Mysore in February 2015, the people he met and the places he visited after he had finished his 4:30am yoga practice.
  • Sean Mooney – Left my heart in San Francisco but my wallet in Las Vegas.
    Sean’s talk will focus on the journey of the solo traveller around different parts of California and Nevada e.g. San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. San Francisco trip will look at the America’s cup sailing competition, different attractions around the bay area, as well as visits to the aquarium, science museum, whale watching, exploring San Francisco the city and Yosemite National Park.
    Los Angeles will focus on Hollywood, the film industry including photos from studio tours, walk of fame, key monuments within LA including the Hollywood sign, Chinese Theatre etc. Attending the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, events at Long beach and navigating LA’s public transport system.
    Las Vegas will focus on the many different wonders it has to offer from what people expect in terms of the strip, which is considered the hub of Las Vegas to the different tours available from visits to the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Wet n Wild Water Park (In the desert, which is a wonder in itself) to the variety of shows and concerts on offer, e.g. Blue Man Group, Celine Dion, Country Superstars, Variety Shows etc. My Las Vegas talk will also look at the stark contrast of Vegas during the day and at night as well as my main reason every year for visiting my Star Trek convention held at the Rio Suites Hotel. Be prepared for a talk that will literally have you beaming from one location to another!

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Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm
Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks
Grosvenor Museum
25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH12DD

Enquiries to Hanna tel:  01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday November 21, 2015

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  • Ken Waldie – Le Langhe Italy: An Enchanting Place

    Having been a walk leader for a travel company for more than a decade prompted his involvement in photography. He has developed this interest and publishes books using photographic images, poetry and text to illuminate specific periods in history. The intended effect of this multi-discipline approach is to enhance the reader’s experience, facilitating speculation on the past lives of people at particular points in time and space.

  • John and Nikki – Cuba
    Nikki and John talk about their 2014 trip to Cuba where they explore the Islands revolutionary
    history and its modern yet vibrant Caribbean culture.
    Traveling across the breadth of the country their talk encompasses:

    • In Havana traveling in 1950’s American cars and watching children play baseball under rusting streetlights.
    • In the countryside, trekking and sleeping out in the jungle and climbing to Fidel’s secret rebel hideout in the mountains.
    • Exploring underground caverns, nuclear shelters, sugar loaf mountains and sun drenched beaches.
    • Che Guevara’s Mausoleum, The Bay of pigs and the Hotel Nacional, built by the Mafia.

    With present changes to the relationship with America, it’s important to take a snapshot of a country which faces, inevitably, massive cultural change.

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Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm
Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks
Grosvenor Museum
25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH12DD

Enquiries to Hanna tel:  01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930