On January 13 we had an illustrated talk from Stuart Griffiths on Discos and Myths which was a look at his early life as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment.
This came about after a night in a police cell when he was 16 years old. He was advised to get a job or ‘join the Army’, which he did when he was 18. He applied for the Parachute Regiment, failed the exams twice, but third time lucky.
He was posted to Northern Ireland during the troubles and while there developed a skill as a photographer and worked as a photographer in his unit with many challenging assignments during this posting.
While in the Army he developed an art skill, which after leaving the Army he went to university and took a degree in art.
After many assignments as a freelance photographer all over the world he has now settled down and teaching in a local college art and photography. He has written a couple of books which he had copies with him for sale.