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We love Anna Raeburn’s blog - Annalog https://annaraeburn.com/2019/05/21/riding-a-bike/

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“Some months ago I sat beside a woman on a bus.   Three months later, I met her again and she asked if she could put my name up to an organisation which arranged talks and lectures, no money, small audience. I said yes.   I am so glad I did. From the beginning I was handled with tact and courtesy. I would speak in the wonderful acoustics of a room in a grand old service club – and then I wondered. Considerable time has elapsed.   What if I made a mess of this ?   “Oh well” said friends ”it’s liked riding a bike – “ Said Bunslove drily “I bet most of them can’t ride bikes, let alone speak in public.”   But if it didn’t work, I wouldn’t do it again.

So came the day and I dressed down, took it all off and dressed up (never let any audience think they don’t matter to you) and we had a fine time – laughter and tears and applause.   Better than riding a bike.”

Thank you Anna, we loved having you.


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Four years ago Sergeant Les Jackson of Richmond Police helped a lady in her eighties who had just been scammed out of her life savings. He was so appalled by the callousness of the crime and the effect it had on the victim’s confidence, that he organised a whip-round amongst his colleagues, raising enough money to support her until her next pension payment. As a result of that terrible event, Sergeant Jackson launched a series of events to alert elderly and vulnerable people to the danger of this type of scam. So far over 120 events have been held culminating in an event at Twickenham Rugby Stadium which attracted over  624 people and was attended by Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, Gloria Hunniford and Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith.

When Les started his anti scams campaign Richmond was the worst-hit borough, now, Richmond no longer even features on the list. Les has now retired and is now working with trueCall to continue running these seminars. In the 2019 New Years Honours Les was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and he was recently elected to the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Board.

ScamSafe is a trueCall project that delivers talks to community groups around London and the South East of the UK, warning about the danger of scams. 

The talks cover doorstep crime, telephone scams, postal scams and cyber scams.

The talks are delivered to groups of 50 – 100 people by Sgt Les Jackson (ret.). Les has run over 120 similar events for the Metropolitan Police when he was a serving officer, helping over 16,000 people stay safe from scams.


Art History Abroad, at 30 years old, is becoming part of the furniture; for all of this time they have been making exceptional courses for gap year students and those looking for a constructive summer course.  The love of culture is their driving force and art and architecture is what they study from tip to toe in Italy.  This is a course in civilisation and the appreciation of the Arts which serves ambitious young men and women well in the conduct of a cultivated life.  Students come from every academic background and are taught by brilliant, unstuffy tutors who are experts in their field. 

AHA also runs bespoke courses for parents in every major city in Europe.  Choose when and where to travel and with whom and at what budget.  AHA will organise with you a fantastic programme and send you with an engaging tutor of your own. http://www.arthistoryabroad.com

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London 50+ Fashion Week.  What a wonderful idea !      

   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/london-fashion-week/50-fashion-week-the-catwalk-show-designed-for-stylish-women-who/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3453337/Marie-Helvin-leads-models-Fifty-Plus-Fashion-Week.html

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Be Happy !

Let's take action for a Happier World       http://www.actionforhappiness.org

Churchill's Final Farewell.

The State and Private Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

 

The first book ever written with its sole subject the State and Private Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death and his funeral and 70 years since the death of his
Father, Randolph Churchill who died on the same day as Winston, January 24th, in 1895.
2015 is also the 70th anniversaryof the end of World War Two in which Churchill played such a pivotal role
and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

Churchil's Final Farewell is available on Kindle, Kobo, iTunes and epub.

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The Chelsea Physic Gardens

Situated in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden has a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. This ‘hidden gem’ is also a peaceful green oasis in which to enjoy a relaxing stroll with an award-winning Café and a Book & Gift Shop.

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London’s oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden was founded  in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants. It subsequently became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Click here to visit their website.

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The Sloane Club

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Number 52 Lower Sloane Street, started life as part of a handsome late Victoria re development on an old 18th Century site in Chelsea known as Hans Town. The Service Women's Club was founded for service and former lady officers of the Armed Forces in WWII, before becoming The Helena Club for ladies, established in the early 1960's. Gentlemen were admitted during the following decade and by 1976, it had become the Sloane Club. Please also visit the Club Apartments website by clicking on the link.

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The London Ladies Club is a proud member of FIWAL The Federation of International Women’s Associations in London  an umbrella organization comprising 28 clubs and associations based in London. Its role is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and expertise between its members organisations. https://fiwal.org.uk/members/

FIWAL members are most welcome to join the members of the London Ladies Club for our programme of activities.  We extend the special privilege of Member's price for the Tuesday Talks only.  FIWAL members are welcome to join the external Events by paying the non member's price.