This years party hosted a guest speaker Mr. Gordon Tripp who gave an illustrated
talk on Admiral Robert Fitzroy who was the Captain of HMS Beagle (Darwin’s ship)
and a pioneering meteorologist. Things got underway at 7:30pm with the bar doing
At 8:00pm. sharp the members were invited to be seated, Tony Hopkins formally introduced
the guest speaker and then Gordon started his presentation which proved to be totally
absorbing. I’m not going into the detail of the presentation, if you were there you
don’t need it and if you weren’t, well, you missed a great evening. Needless to say
it was very well received and provoked a lot of questions at the end.
Following the lecture an excellent buffet supper was served by Diana and her helpers
which was much appreciated. Next stop the commencement of the spring series races
on the 28th.