Public Presentation Team Visits - Alveston Local History Society
Wednesday 28th November 2018, has seen long-standing SCLT volunteer Ash Jones, attending the monthly gathering of the Alveston Local History Society at Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill Rd, Alveston.
The local history group meet regularly to share interesting facts about local history, as well as enjoying guest speakers on a range of historical topics, as well as discussing research and family history matters, as well as facts about the local community.
Ash delivered the highly acclaimed SCLT Animals at War: The Dickin Medal presentation, which takes the audience on a journey through the recent history of animals at war. By useing examples of some remarkable creatures, who, through extreme gallantry or devotion to duty, have been awarded the Dickin Medal - known as the Victoria Cross for animals. The audience is able to see what a huge contribution to human history, has been made by creatures of all kinds - from the largest to the smallest.
At the conclusion of his presentation, Ash commented, "This is possibly my favourite of the many enrichment presentations that the SCLT Charity offers to groups, as it is both informative and deeply emotive. It is fair to say that we often get a few tears at some venues when we discuss the heroic actions of our furry friends over the history of human conflict.
Of course, the main reason I'm here is to ensure that these wonderful people leave my presentation feeling safer and are more protected from financial abuse from scams than when they sat down. We achieve this by giving every person a copy of our wonderful Senior Siren magazine, which has some great tips on staying safe in later life"