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February 2023

Ouse Valley Branch: ‘The Kursk Russian Submarine Rescue’ by Sir David Russell

Tuesday, 21st February, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
King’s House, 245 Ampthill Road
Bedford, MK42 9AZ United Kingdom
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Sir David was the Chief Executive of the Harpur Trust from 2002 – 2019 and was the first Commanding Officer of HMS Vanguard, the UK’s lead Trident submarine. On Saturday 21 August 2000, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk suffered two enormous explosions and sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea. Miraculously, 23 sailors survived in the after machinery compartments. The UK offered to help the Russians rescue the sailors and Sir David Russell led the UK rescue forces to…

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March 2023

Ouse Valley Branch: ‘The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre: Past and Future’ by Douglas and Ginny Pope

Tuesday, 21st March, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, 103 Mill Rd, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1NP United Kingdom
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The Mill Theatre has been ever-present in Douglas and Ginny’s lives for 52 years and both have supported the theatre in a number of ways, including acting in a number of productions. Douglas has just retired as Chair of Governors of this unique riverside theatre which is run and maintained entirely by volunteers. He will take us through its history from wartime formation and entertaining groups stationed in Poddington, to its award winning amateur status today. His wife Ginny, has…

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April 2023

Ouse Valley Branch: ‘The Importance of Physiotherapy in Maintaining Good Health’ by Phil Pask

Tuesday, 25th April, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
King’s House, 245 Ampthill Road
Bedford, MK42 9AZ United Kingdom
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Phil Pask is a Chartered Physiotherapist for the Northampton Saints and the England Rugby Team, one of the world’s best at the rehabilitation and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. His experience of over 25 years, knowledge base and skill set is far-reaching and includes using motivation and exercise progression, robust hands-on therapy for treating severe injuries and more long term arthritic issues. Phil will explain how to try to ensure robust health and what to do if the…

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May 2023

Ouse Valley Branch: ‘The Swarbrick Singers’ by Ian Clarke

Tuesday, 23rd May, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
King’s House, 245 Ampthill Road
Bedford, MK42 9AZ United Kingdom
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Ian Clarke is an organist and musical director of the acclaimed chamber choir the Swarbrick Singers, as well as member of the panel of Examiners for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music. The choir was formed in 1983 while Ian was the organist of All Saints' Church, Northampton. The organ at the church was built by Thomas Swarbrick, an 18th century builder and the original case is still there — hence the name. They sing music both sacred…

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