Terry Nigh's fascinating talk on the history of W. J. Nigh & Sons followed by a Post card tour of the Island last Thursday brings to a close this seasons 150 Club Talks and Fish & Chip Suppers.
We have had some really interesting talks this year - starting with Paul Wheeler on the IW Golf Club at St Helens, followed by the conservation of Whales and Dolphins in the Solent, Ability dogs for young people, the IW Rifles, Historic Ryde, the IW Zoo, Back from the brink - saving species in Mauritius - by our very own Julie Cole and Bill Wyke on his charity missions to Moldova.
We averaged 35 to 40 members and friends at each talk, tried out a number of "Goddards" craft beers and raised over £500 for the various charities and organisations involved.
We intend to re-start the talks and Fish and Chip Suppers in February, 2017 and already have a number of speakers booked including Life in the Freezer - a talk on the Falklands, Metal detecting on the IW, Forgotten wrecks of the first world war, the IW Donkey Sanctuary, Celebratory photography, the Monkey Haven and Rosemary Vineyard.
Our thanks to everyone who came along - and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.