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Chester Meetings, Saturday September 21st 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents


1st. Lindy Pyrah – Riding the Mauritania iron ore train

The Mauritania iron ore train is the true definition of a cult classic: an epic overnight train journey involving hopping on a freight wagon full of iron ore in zero comfort through a dangerous country while experiencing the amazing Sahara desert and night sky.

Lindy is a train journey enthusiast and a London branch Globetrotters committee member, she did the Mauritania iron ore train solo in January 2018 and would love to share her story of how she prepared, experienced and lived to tell the tale of this amazing journey. Normally desk bound for most of the year, Lindy tries to make the most of her small holiday allowance to undertake memorable adventures.

2nd.  John Brinkley  – the white South – the Antarctic wilderness

A geology lecturer, both on land and on cruise ships, John will present an illustrated talk on one of the World’s last wilderness, the Antarctic. Using his own material from recent visits, John will discuss both the geological history and natural scenery of this remote region.

Chester Meeting Poster, September 2019
Chester Meeting Poster, September 2019

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 16th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. Sarah Crofts  — Veedub adventures – travels with my daughter

When Sarah took her ten year old daughter Tabitha out of school and embarked on an epic road trip the only thing they knew for certain was they would head north whilst it was warm and south when it got cold, 382 days and nearly 28000 km later they landed back on British soil.

This is the tale of their epic adventure from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara desert.

2nd. Don and Eve MacPherson — Myanmar Revisited

We took in a brief itinerary of Yangon, then journeyed on to Maymyo to see the Hill Station. Then we went to British Burma. The journey continued to Mandalay cruising along the Irrawaddy river to old Bagan. Next stop, a flight to Inle Lake to visit local villages along the canals before returning to Yangon, and ending the journey in Singapore.

Chester Meeting Poster, November 2019
Chester Meeting Poster, November 2019

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

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Chester Meetings, Saturday July 20th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. David Redford – A Baltic Odyssey

A journey to Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kaliningrad and Gdansk gave an opportunity to compare the post-Soviet states which have turned westwards towards Europe with those which have stuck with Russia, and also to study the relics of the Teutonic Knights, the Hanseatic League, the Polish-Lithuanian empire and the long struggle between Germany and Russia.

2nd. Pat Jones – a journey through Sudan

Pat Jones loves travelling and tries to have 3 or 4 holidays a year. This is An interesting journey through Sudan , with some very basic accommodation yet a variety of different accommodation types and Pat was able to meet up with lots of locals in Sudan (old north Sudan and South Sudan are now separate countries)

Chester Meeting Poster July 2019
Chester Meeting Poster July 2019

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 18th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. Paul Gillingham –  freewheeling in Chile and Argentina.

Paul visits Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile, rents city bikes to sample the Argentine grape in Mendoza and explore tango, Evita and Maradona in Buenos Aires. He joins his two sons on a cycle-camping expedition around the lakes and volcanoes of northern Patagonia.

Now retired, Paul taught history in UK, Canada, Tanzania and Hong Kong before becoming a journalist and broadcaster, producing travel features from around the world.

2nd. Chris Prior  –   from Tangier to the Sahara by motorcycle

Together with 17 other motorcyclists I rode my Triumph Tiger through Spain to Morocco. From Tangiers we travelled over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara at Merzouga.

The return route included dirt roads around the Todra Gorge. After a stop at Ben Haddou we travelled to Marrakech and then headed north back to the port of Tangiers. Six days were spent in transit through Spain and eleven in Morocco.

Chester Meeting Poster May 2019
Chester Meeting Poster May 2019

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 16th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. Anna Manning & Howard Jennings – Mallorca to Venice by tandem, boat and train

We were offered 18 days of dog-sitting and wondered how best to use it. We love Mallorca and wanted to see where we could get to that was reasonably nearby. Our trip has five stops joined by tandem, boat, and train and takes us through three countries: Spain, France, and Italy. We’ll describe how we put the trip together, our adventures along the way, the food we ate, the views we saw, and the people we met.

2nd. Marion Round – A journey through Welsh Patagonia

In 1865 153 Welsh people embarked on a journey to Patagonia, they were promised a fertile land with fresh water; this is not what they found. The 2 main areas where the Welsh have settled are now thriving, with the Welsh language and culture is increasing. We travelled through the Welsh areas, and across the huge Desert separating them, looking at fascinating places where few people ever get to.

Marion comes from a Welsh family, and ais re-learning the language. 

Marion enjoys travelling to interesting places with small group tour companies. 

Chester Meeting Poster, March 2019
Chester Meeting Poster, March 2019

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 19th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  • Jim Holmes – the Mekong River, Water Wars and Wats

Jim Holmes is a documentary photographer that has lived and worked through Asia for over 30 years. He has worked on humanitarian and international development projects for agencies such as Oxfam and the UN.  He specialised in the Mekong region countries for 20 years. 
The Lower Mekong flows through  Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and into Vietnam, where through the mouths of the nine dragons, it empties its silt laden water into the sea.  War ravaged these nations and maintained the poverty that was so evident until recent years. The river brought survival with its bounty of fish but now the flow is threatened by hydropower which could bring riches and poverty.

http.//www.jimholmes.co.uk

  • Brian Anderson – Yellowstone

” Paint cannot touch it and words are wasted ” wrote Frederic Remington in 1895 whilst pony trekking through Yellowstone.
At over 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone was the USA’s and the world’s first National Park when established in 1872.
This awesome place contains some of the world’s biggest geysers and hot springs, magnificent landscapes, and mighty beasts, including bears, bison, elk and wolves.
Share Brian’s stunning landscape and wildlife images from his 2013 trip to this simply staggering wilderness region. ‘Yellowstone’ is a must for all armchair nature lovers.

http://www.andersonimages.co.uk/

Chester Meeting January 2019 Poster
Chester Meeting January 2019 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 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