September 2018 – June 2019

All Kesgrave meetings are held at the Kesgrave Community Centre,

Twelve Acres Approach, Bell Lane, 

Kesgrave, IP5 1JF (map)

No 66 bus from Ipswich & Martlesham passes the door every 15 minutes (timetable).

Meetings are at 2pm, usually on the last Monday of the month (September - June) but there are exceptions.

Friday 07 September Kesgrave
10.30am – 12.30pm
Open Day: your opportunity to see what our groups will be offering for the coming year.

Monday 24 September
Kesgrave 2.00pm
The Crane Family – from Normandy to Nacton: the rise of the Crane family from humble beginnings to industrial success in Ipswich John Barbrook

Monday 29 October
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Colchester Zoo – Past, Present and Future: the history of zoos, in particular Colchester Zoo, and a discussion of the modern-day role of zoos Rebecca Moore

Monday 26 November
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Helicopter Flying: an Oxymoron – the first woman through the RAF’s fast-jet flying training programme explains the differences between fixed-wing and rotary pilots Sally Dearman-Cummings

Monday 28 January
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Oliver Cromwell: Magic, Mystery and Blood Tony Diamond

Monday 25 February
Kesgrave 2.00pm
St Edmund in History and Legend: an assessment of the accounts in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, the history of Danish East Anglia and the rise of the cult of St Edmund Dr Sam Newton

Monday 25 March
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Partners - Who'd 'Ave 'Em?: a semi-lighthearted look at partnerships with tips on how to solve problems Penny Parks

Monday 29 April
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Burston – a Striking Village: a brief résumé of conditions leading up to the Burston Strike, its causes, its uniqueness and its aftermath Anne May

Monday 20 May
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Brunel, The Man and his Work: a look at Brunel’s achievements and some of his less successful work Roger Mannion

Monday 10 June
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Annual General Meeting
Friday 06 September Kesgrave 10.30am – 12.30pm
Advance Notice of Open Day 2019: your opportunity to see what our groups will be offering for the coming year