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Chester Meetings, Saturday November 17th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. 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.

  2. Barry and Cynthia Green – ‘A Journey through China’.

    Images from a tour of China visiting historic sites, iconic landscapes and modern cities giving a flavour of life in China through the ages.

    Barry is a retired engineer and Cynthia, a retired librarian who both volunteer at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port as well as travelling to interesting places.

Chester November 2018 Poster
Chester November 2018 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

Chester Meetings, Saturday September 15th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Barrie and Ruth Axtell – ’An European journey by train’.

    This talk gives tips on how to make the most out of your Interrail pass plus details of organising journeys , booking night sleepers, upgrading etc

    In addition, descriptions of visits made to Brussels , Berlin , Krakov, Budapest and Vienna
    are illustrated in this highly entertaining slide show.

  2. Darren Axe – ‘Aotearoa; Journeys into the Long White Cloud’.

    Darren is an International Mountain Leader with a passion for sustainability in the mountain environment. In 2007 he spent 6 months living in Wellington, capital city of New Zealand. Throughout this period and a return visit almost 10 years later he has explored the dynamic and varied landscapes of this primeval remnant of the paleo-supercontinent Gondwanaland.

    Aotearoa; Journeys into the Long White Cloud is an illustrated tour of this isolated archipelago with its unique biodiversity and strong cultural identity. The talk also delves into the environmental challenges facing modern-day New Zealand as a reflection on the epic journeys involved in getting ‘there and back again’.

september 2018
september 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

Chester Meetings, Saturday July 21st 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Brenda Rewhorn – “A trip looking at crafts and textiles in China”

    This trip focused on the various textiles of China in locations across the country culminating in  time spent a the Suzhou embroidery school.  Visits were also made to  traditional tourist venues in Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang and Shanghai. 

  2. Chris Prior – ’Colombia on motorbike’.

    In February 2016, I joined seven other British motorcyclists to ride from Bogotá in the central uplands of Colombia to the Caribbean coast, returning to Bogota via a different route.

    This slide show illustrates the differing scenery and peoples of Colombia.

    With the drugs cartels eliminated and the FARC rebellion at an end, Colombia looks forward to a more prosperous future.

July Poster 2018
July 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

Chester Meetings, Saturday May 19th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Some of you have been in touch about the Royal wedding and to ask if this Globetrotters meeting is still going ahead. It definitely is. Time: 1pm for 1:30pm and venue: The Chester Grosvenor Museum as usual.

  1. Dominique Schickele – Moscow and St Petersburg

    Dominique has been a member of Chester Globetrotters for many years and during that time has travelled extensively. This talk takes us to two major cities of the former Soviet Union now opening up more extensively to tourism.

  2. Colin Hales – Build a plane and fly around the world

    Colin Hales, an aeronautical engineer from Oxford explains how he built his own aircraft and tried to fly it around the world. In 2014 he set off west towards America , crossing the Atlantic Via Iceland , Greenland and Canada , then across America towards Alaska and Russia , he crossed Siberia and headed for Japan . See if he makes it all around the world!

Chester Globetrotters May 2018  Poster
Chester Globetrotters May 2018 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

Chester Meetings, Saturday March 17th 2018

Presents

  1. Paul Gillingham – Pilgrims Progress: Santiago de Compostela by bicycle.

    Now retired, Paul taught History in various countries, then became a radio and TV broadcaster, travelling widely. After serious illness he decided to cycle from UK to Santiago in 2013 as a form of pilgrimage. It was a 6-week, 1600-mile solo ride through France, over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain, camping in France and staying in pilgrim hostels in Spain.

    His route takes us through changing landscapes and historic towns and villages, with interesting encounters with a range of pilgrims along the Camino (the Way of St James).

  2. John Brinkley – A small collections of Stans – Travels in Central Asia.

    A former geology teacher and now lecturer and photographer. 
    Deserts, mountains, Silk Road cities and architectural wonders make up the rich tapestry known as Central Asia. This talk will present a glimpse of this fascinating part of the World

Chester Meetings March 2018
Chester Meetings March 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

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. 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)

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