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February 2021

Topics Historic Photographs of Unknown People

SPEAKERS CLAUB TOPICS SESSION 24 FEBRUARY

The Chair for this session was Joyce Meiring, assisted by Eddy Jackson. Each speaker was shown a picture of an unknown person or persons in olden day clothing and they had to make up a story about that photograph.

 

Louise – Two well dressed young ladies +

 

4-Louise

 

Dressed in their finery for the first photograph taken in their family with a description of how the event went, including how they found the whole thing whilst trying to contain their laughter.

 

John – Four Ladies one old three young. +

 

5-John

 

This photograph reminded the speaker of his grandmother and the clothes shown in the photograph were very similar to the clothes that the family still had in their possession. John marvelled at the thin wastes of the ladies and posed the question as to whether modern day women would be able to fit these dresses.

 

Graham – Soldier in Uniform +

 

1-Graham

 

“A picture paints a thousand words” The photograph was of his grandfather who was a linguist able to speak German, French and Italian

 

Laura – A very old woman with a hearing trumpet 

 

3-Laura

 

The speaker spoke about the recession and a holiday in Blackpool in 2008  where a member of the family was encouraged to dress up in 1900’s clothing and have their photograph taken.

 

The Topics were Evaluated by Carol Kershaw + and David Knox §

 

Check out David Knox's notes of the meeting on Facebook

 
 
South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Galgate Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancashire. LA2 0PN.

Sun and seasons out of time

 

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Sun and seasons out of time - Lancaster Speakers Club topic themes
 
 
SPEAKERS CLUB TOPIC - WEDNESDAY 10 February 2021
 
Eddy Jackson, the Speakers Club Topic's Chair, developed the starting point with a synopsis of the four seasons, after today's brilliant sunshine.

The seasons and the sun, led to another place, a distant time in history, and a vastly different world. (Before some members were born)
 
Using song lines from the versus, members were given topics based on:
 
 
 

Seasons in the Sun

 
Official video
 

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABCs
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

Goodbye papa, please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along

Goodbye papa, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them, I'll be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons, have all gone

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons, have all gone

Goodbye Michelle, my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons, have all gone

All our lives we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

Songwriters: Rod Mc Kuen, Jacques Brel
For non-commercial use only.
 
All the speakers responded well to the challenge of using lines from the verses.
 
Official video
 
Check out the David Knox's, South Lancaster Speakers Club Secretary summary of the evening on Facebook.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Galgate Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancashire. LA2 0PN.

Speakers Club President Invitation and Welcome

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Welcome and invitation from the President of the South Lancaster Speakers Club

 

 

 

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Galgate Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancashire. LA2 0PN.

Speakers Club 10th February Program

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South Lancaster Speakers Club - Dolphins in Morecambe Bay

 

South Lancaster Speakers Club

Programme 10th February

Welcome                       Louise

Chairman                       John

Time Keeper                  James

6 to 8 minute speech   Mark, speech to include impressionism as well as

                                          the use of humour.

4 minute speech            Albert, use of humour

2+3 speeches introducing themselves, Laura and Graham

Evaluators                        Diana (Mark) David (Albert)

                                           Joyce ( Laura and Graham )

Topics chair                      Eddy. Please use discretion regarding time how many

                                            topics you give but start with Carol, Yoshoda, Pepe

Topics Evaluator               Louise

General Evaluator             Jane

Next meeting                     24th February.  Audience rapport

 
South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Galgate Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancashire. LA2 0PN.