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ISLANDS AND COASTS HIGHLIGHTED IN CIVIC SOCIETY’S TALK

21st December 2011
ISLANDS AND COASTS HIGHLIGHTED IN CIVIC SOCIETY’S TALK

‘Islands, Coastal Communities, Histories, Connections’ is the intriguing title of a talk by John Plummer at Ripon Civic Society’s first meeting of 2012, which takes place on Thursday 5 January.

John has travelled in some of the most dramatic and far-flung parts of Britain and Ireland, including Orkney and Shetland, the Outer Hebrides and the west of Ireland. His talk will include places like the mysterious Neolithic Staneydale Temple on Shetland and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.

In his book ‘ISLANDS and LIFELINES’ John has detailed his interest in the landscapes, histories, wildlife and local heroism of the areas. It is illustrated with fine photographs, many of which he will use in his talk to the Civic Society.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘A talk about some of the finest parts of the British Isles, and an insight into their treasures and their stories – what better way to spend a January evening? We are looking forward to John’s talk, and we welcome everyone, members of the Society or not, to join us on 5 January.’

The meeting takes place at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall in Victoria Grove, Ripon, and starts at 7.30pm. Non-members pay £3.00 for the evening.

The February talk will take place on Thursday 2 February, when Dr Robert McManners, Chairman of Bishop Auckland Civic Society, will talk about the Zurbaran paintings at Auckland Castle.

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