St Mary and St Gabriel
Sharing the love of God
The Next Talk
The December talk will be held in the Harting Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 5 December when Bob France will talk on “The Infamous Ford Grey, Earl of Tankerville - the Man Who Built Uppark”. Bob France is former volunteer and tour guide at both Uppark and Petworth and he describes his talk as a combination of Restoration period adventure, scandal, politics, intrigue and rebellion while Ford Grey’s domestic scandal comes straight out of a restoration comedy. His politics and religion bring endless intrigue and confrontation and he narrowly escapes the executioner’s axe no less than three times. Remarkably, however, he ends his days as a national leader and builds his new house at Uppark. A talk not to be missed!
The talk will be followed by the annual Christmas party for members,
The November Talks.
(1) Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB, ADC, DL lead a large group of members and visitors in a “fireside chat” discussion on “The Navy and the Nation”. He shared with us many privileged and exclusive insights, not only into the extremely demanding and constantly changing life of our highest-ranking naval officer but also into the challenges arising from the vagaries and pressures prevailing in the corridors of power in Whitehall and the Ministry of Defence
(2) Dave Allport MBE presented, with many touches of humour, a broad canvas of the history of, and life in, the Falkland Islands. His personal acquaintance of the islanders and of the continuing presence there of units of the armed forces enabled him to give us a genuine insight into the unique environment in which they exist.