SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit - Clevedon Pier Anniversary Celebrations

 

Sunday 27th January 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment & safety presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join the year of official celebrtions to mark the 150th anniversary of Clevedon Pier, he only Grade 1 listed pier in the United Kingdom.

 

Ash gave a fully illustrated and interactive presentation on the subject of 'Uncle Bill: Britain's Forgotten Hero' - This presentation explores the life of Bristol-born soldier, Field Marshal, Viscount William 'Bill' Slim. Known affectionately as 'Uncle Bill' by his soldiers. Slim commanded the 14th 'Forgotten' Army in the bitterly fought Burma Campaign of WW2, recovering from the 1000-mile retreat from Burma to India, only to return 2-years later to defeat the Japanese in the steaming jungles of South East Asia.

 

In 2011, a survey conducted by the National Army Museum saw Slim voted  as Britain's greatest general. Now largely forgotten by the British public, this presentation reminds us of his humble beginnings, his early military career and his later life as Governor General of Australia, as well as the high-points of his Second World War successes.

 

The event was a sell out success with all tickets being sold out. Ash will be presenting further afternoon presentations as part of the anniversary season of Clevedon Pier - please check the Clevedon Pier website for further details.

 

 At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed participating in the 150th anniversary celebrations of the historic Clevedon Pier. The audience really engaged with the subject matter and I am delighted that so many members of the group participated in our lengthy question & answer session at the conclusion of the main event” 

 

 Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is produced by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team and published quarterly online and via a local network of outlets.

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