Events and Talks
Heathrow & what makes it work so smoothly
Alan Clare – RAF Air Traffic Controller
ZOOM Meeting – 8pm – Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Alan left the Royal Air Force as a Wing Commander specializing in Air Traffic Control. His experience covers expertise in air traffic management, operations (both air traffic control and air defence), policy, safety management and system procurement. He now has 17 years’ experience in safety management particularly in safety critical areas. He has been an Independent Safety Auditor for 7 years for a variety of projects (aircraft, air traffic management, C2 systems and radars). He is a graduate of the RAF and NATO staff colleges, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Alan became a Rotarian in 2006 and has been President of the Ascot Club twice and an Assistant District Governor for 5 years and is currently working on a project supporting the Ministry of defence and joined Adelard in September 2010.
The Savill and Valley Gardens
John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens, The Crown Estate
ZOOM Meeting– 3pm Thursday 1st October 2020
Britain’s Lost Baroque Palace – Charles II’s Windsor Castle
Gardener’s Hall, 3pm – Thursday 5th November 2020
Barbara grew up in Eton with Windsor Castle as part of her daily view. She graduated with an honours degree in History and taught History for 15 years before qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide. Barbara is a lecturer for the Arts Society, an examiner and course director on Blue Badge Guide training courses and an acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle, for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990.
Barbara was the only Tourist Guide to be invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and can offer special wedding-themed tours of Windsor Castle and St. George’s Chapel as well as historical and royalty-themed tours of Windsor Castle and Town.
Barbara is also the coordinator of tours of Eton College.
Event Postponed (Venue to be confirmed)
Rebecca Seear on “Hackney Carriages in Windsor – past & present”.
The concept of a ‘Hackney Carriage’ (what we now call a cab or taxi) dates back to the first licences issued by Oliver Cromwell in 1654.
Given the current Coronavirus situation and after some consideration the Committee have decided to postpone the next talk on Hackney Carriages in Windsor. The speaker, Rebecca Seears, will choose a new date for the next season.
We have also decided to cancel three other events:
- the outing to Rye & Great Dixter Houseon April 21st
- the Annual Lecture by James Holland at Holy Trinity Church on May 13th
- visit to Leeds Castle on Tuesday June 16tth
We have also suspended planning of our traditional annual Music Event. All these will be rescheduled.
Rosemarie Wood will be in touch with members who have paid for the trips and will be returning their cheques with, hopefully a new October date.
We also regret to notify you there will not be a May Newsletter
These decisions have not been taken easily, but the well-being and safety of our members and our volunteers are of the highest importance at this time.
We thank you sincerely for your continued support and we wish you and your families good health.
We look forward to reorganising a full and varied programme of events when it is safe to do so.