Category Archives: Chester_Meeting

Chester Meetings, Saturday January 20th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Trisha King – With my camera in Gujarat

    India – love it or hate it. My first visit was as a very young engineer in 1980. I was reluctant to go, but it was love at first sight. More recently I have been holidaying in different parts of India at least every couple of years. I find myself happiest touring rural India, somewhat off the beaten track, and combining my fascination with the people and culture with my love of colour photography.

    This talk is illustrated with 100 slides and focusses on the westernmost state of Gujarat, home to many so-called ‘tribal’ peoples. It touches on various topics including The Rann of Kutch, farming and irrigation, handicrafts, wildlife, stepwells, the Jain religion, and M K Gandhi, who was Gujarati.

  2. Anna Manning and Howard Jennings – Bangkok to Saigon by Tandem.

    The talk will cover a two week trip where we explored Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam by tandem. We will describe how bike travel can bring you closer to the country you are passing through and the preparation needed to embark on such a trip.

    Not everything will be bike-focused: we will take time to describe the experiences we had from as many angles that we can think of so that you get a clear idea of the countries we travelled through. We aim to leave you in the position of having enough information to decide whether or not you would like to visit these three countries and whether a cycling holiday in this region is for you.

Chester  Globetrotters January poster 2018
Chester Globetrotters January poster 2018

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 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. Beth Gibbons: “Open Bethlehem”

    I visited Palestine/ Israel on an Alternative Pilgrimage, staying in Bethlehem and Nazareth in October 2015. I spent the majority of my visit meeting with local people and organisations working for peace with justice. The trip was life transforming and I subsequently became a Bethlehem Ambassador. The slides will show Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Nazareth, Jericho, Haifa & the Galilee area. The talk will include information about the opportunities and the welcome visitors will receive in Palestine. I will also provide information about places to stay and organisations that can provide an authentic experience of the rich Palestinian culture which survives despite living under military occupation.

November Poster 2017
November 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 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!!

July Poster 2017
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
May Poster 2017
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 18th 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

Change of speaker – Kevin Jones is standing in with a talk on the Middle East as Roy Willis has had to go to hospital at short notice so Chester globetrotters wish him all the best for a speedy recovery

  1. Kevin Jones: “Inshallah – Odyssey to the Middle East”

    After just returning with a portfolio of photographs he took whilst in Nepal, Kevin landed a staff photographer job in January 1978 with a London publishing company called “Islamic Information Ltd”. Selected as one of two successful candidates out of about 600 applicants, Kevin embarked on an adventure of a lifetime: driving overland in an ageing V.W. camper through most of the Middle East, whilst documenting the way of life there for his employer. Living out of the VW whilst negotiating some hair raising events, temperatures to melt plastic, and endless soft sand, the hospitality and friendship shown by the people he met there, more than compensated for these inconveniences. This presentation is a snapshot in time in 1978, when peace appeared tantalizingly on the horizon, before the conflict that had befallen the Middle East for years, came to pass, yet again. (Kevin has a self published his book Inshallah available for £10 that will be at the talk).

  2. Anna Manning and Howard Jennings — A Sense of Swaziland

    A presentation that shows the multiple facets of Swaziland from several angles that focus on different senses. We cover conservation, daily living, scenery, health, as well as tourism. Our aim is not only to give a flavour of what it is like to visit Swaziland but also to portray the lives of its people via photos and stories of village life. We stayed at three locations at three altitudes and present a wide variety of experiences. By the end of the talk we hope you are as captivated by Swaziland as we were.

  3. Unfortunately, Roy Willis has been taken ill, so his talk will be re-scheduled for a later date.

    Roy Willis — ‘Antarctic, Celebrating Shackleton’

    Roy Willis has given many presentations concerning his adventures in the last decade, he is an admirer of Shackleton for his courage, bravery and leadership in desperate circumstances.

    The voyage in February 2016 aboard a 6000 ton former Russian scientific ship, it took in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. The presentation also features the fatal attempt by LT-Col Henry Worsley to cross Antarctica solo and unaided via the South Pole in January 2016.

    Any charitable donations will be given to the Henry Worsley Foundation which supports injured service men and women

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 January 21st 2017

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Mike Challinor — Paddling Scotland coast to coast the big pull.

    An account of a trip undertaken during easter 2016. ‘Often talked about, Seldom completed’ – in canoeing circles that is one way of describing crossing Scotland by canoe via Rannoch Moor. From Ballachulish to Perth hauling the canoes to over 1000 feet above sea level then descending the Tay river system back to the salt water

  2. Darren Axe — Treading Lightly – Journeys among the mountains of Europe.

    Darren is an International Mountain Leader with a passion for sustainability in the mountain environment. During ten years of journeys to, from and around Europe’s high places he has developed a wealth of knowledge and interest. This talk critically assesses our place in wilderness; from how we move in, out and around it to the activities we undertake within it. From the emblematic Alps to the intrepid Carpathians, this thought provoking talk takes us there and back again with stunning photography throughout.

January  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 November 19th 2016

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Peter Logan — “Mysterious North Korea”

    This is an illustrated talk accompanying his photographic slides, of his two visits to North Korea describing Pyongyang (the showpiece capital), the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) with South Korea and the Mountainous interior.

    Originally from Lytham St Annes, he worked as an HM Immigration Officer at Southampton, Heathrow Airport, Dover and latterly at Aberdeen, involved with personnel on the North Sea oil rigs.

  2. Brian Anderson — ‘The Uttermost Part of the World’

    In 1519 Magellan became the first European to navigate a wild and remote channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Sailing in search of a westward route to the Spice Islands, Magellan sighted many fires along the coastline. His sailors christened this uncharted area “Tierra del Fuego” or ‘The Land of Fire’. Sailing the same waters in 1577, Sir Francis Drake described this southern tip of South America as “the uttermost part of the earth”. Charles Darwin visited the region in 1832 and 1833 and described the Fuegian tribes as “The most uncivilised savages” he had ever encountered.

    Join Brian for the incredible story of Tierra Del Fuego and view his stunning landscape and wildlife images from 4 expeditions to the region. You will see the fuegian red fox, Penguins, Sea lions, magnificent caracaras, skuas and shags, plus many other animals and plants which survive in this most remote and inhospitable region of the southern hemisphere.

November  Poster 2016
November Poster 2016

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 17th 2016

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Martin Thompson — “Bhutan by Bullet”

    This is the story of a 1,000 mile ride across the isolated Kingdom of Bhutan, on a Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’: Knee-rattling dirt roads, loosely attached to precipitous cliffs; a diet of chilies (3 times a day); cultural overload, with a quiz obsessed guide…..and 10 days shared with the most spiritual and welcoming people imaginable.

  2. Andy Lyon — “Researching Tourism in the Waterberg, South Africa “

    Dr. Andy Lyon is Head of Department for Marketing, Tourism & Events Management at the University of Chester. He has travelled extensively, lived and worked in the France, USA, Australia and Japan “Having travelled to the beautiful Waterberg area in South Africa on numerous occasions to visit friends, I really fell in love with the landscape, wildlife and people of the area. Following the creation of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve in 2001, this led me to undertake a PhD on tourism development in the area. Biospheres are a UN designation which stipulates that the area should be developed in a sustainable way.

    This presentation is a summary of my stay and the research carried out in the area. It poses some interesting questions about how tourism can be a force for good, but there are also problems associated with its development. While I do have an academic background, I can assure you that the talk will be informative, hopefully interesting, thought provoking and there will be lots of pictures and anecdotes, especially about the crocodile farm!”

Sept 2016 Poster
Sept 2016 Poster

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 16, 2016

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Linda White – Solo Travelling using Women Welcome Women World Wide

    This is a talk introducing Women Welcome Women World Wide (5W).

    If travelling solo or on some occasions friends will take 2 people. You are able to meet a local who will advise you were to visit and if they have time, will take you around. Certain friends are not just Day Hostesses, the rule being if convenient you can stay 3 days. I will cover travelling in Australia & New Zealand also Europe Copenhagen. I make all the arrangements myself that can be done with careful planning.

    I started off backpacking after retiring, staying in YHA accommodation in Europe & Australia (being 60+ was not a problem) see www.womenwelcomewomen.uk

  2. David Gregson – Living with the Masai Retired secondary school Assistant headteacher. In 2009 I went on safari to Tanzania. Whilst on holiday we came into contact with the Noonkodin Secondary school. This is a rural Maasai school located in a remote part of Tanzania. Over the years I have visited the school on numerous occasions and shared the difficulties of life of the Maasai. Nothing is ever what it may first appear to be. I’d be happy to share these experiences with the Globetrotters audience.

    I am a trustee of Serian Uk the charity that supports the Noonkodin school. The talk shows how travel can change your life and have an impact on other peoples life

july 2016 poster globetrotters final 2 sp

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