AT our August meeting we welcomed Edward Preston who gave an illustrated talk on Around the Memorial.
The Memorial was built for Prince Albert and was known as the Albert Memorial. It was removed in December 1973. It stood at the junction of six roads. Edward showed us wonderful slides of Victorian buildings near the Memorial.
In Robertson Street many members remembered the shops they visited as young children. Slides of Claremont, the Brassey Institute, built and presented to the town by the late Lord Brassey.
Opposite the gothic style of the Holy Trinity Church. Cambridge Road and Cambridge Gardens with the lovely building of the General Post Office. In Havelock Road looking up at the buildings they show great architectural design. Busy Queens Road is where the town hall is.
Nearby was the County Cricket Ground, and the entrance was where the turret still stands. and now serves food and drinks. A nostalgic afternoon for so many of our members.
Our next meeting is on September 18 when Carol Lewis will be talking to us on Independent Living.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace. All enquiries ring 01424 717709.