Tag: Zoom

Weird and Wonderful Liverpool by Ken Pye

We are pleased to welcome back Ken Pye, a regular speaker at SoFA meetings, this time he will be entertaining our members via Zoom.

Please put this date in your calendar and look out for an email from SoFA with more details about this interesting talk and a link to join the Zoom meeting.

Ken Pye’s knowledge of the history and heritage of Liverpool is second-to-none. Under his personal branding of ‘Discover Liverpool‘, Ken is a frequent contributor to journals, magazines, and newspapers and is a respected local historian.

Buffalo Bill - SoFA Zoom Talk
Image of Buffalo Bill – Compliments of Ken Pye

‘Weird and Wonderful Liverpool’ is an introduction to the City’s eccentric but wonderful people, especially for people not from the area.

This talk is ideal for folk who do not know Liverpool well, or who simply wish to bask in true ‘Liverpudlian Life’.

A reminder email will be issued from us a couple of days prior to the event date.

We hope you can join us.

Not a Member? Please contact us via the Contact Form to request and application form

Sandscape, the Sefton Coast by John Dempsey

John Dempsey from Green Sefton has agreed to address us via Zoom about the Sefton Coast

Please put this date in your calendar, look out for an email from SoFA with more details about this interesting talk and a link to join the Zoom meeting.

Our speaker John Dempsey is an engagements officer for Green Sefton who will be giving a Zoom presentation to our members entitled ‘Sefton the Natural and Cultural History of the Sefton Coast’.

John Dempsey, Green Sefton

The Borough of Sefton has a fantastic coastline, wonderful natural resources, beautiful parks and green spaces.

Green Sefton brings together the teams from Coast & Countryside, Parks & Greenspaces, Flooding & Coastal Erosion Risk Management and development for both conservation and recreation use of Sefton’s beautiful coastline, parks and green spaces.

We will send members a reminder email a couple of days prior to the event date.

We hope you can join us.

Not a Member? Please contact us via the Contact Form to request and application form

Zoom Talk – Women of Courage

Industry

Our very own Frank Hyland will be entertaining us with our second Zoom talk. Women of Courage, the First Women Factory Inspectors is on Tuesday 30 March at 2.30pm

Women of Courage’ describes the challenges and changes faced by the first ‘Lady Inspectors’ as they were called. We follow their contribution and their determination to achieving safe standards for workers in a range of industries. We look in particular at the achievements of women factory inspectors during the two world wars and their development in post war times.

In a career of over 35 years as a government health and safety inspector. Frank Hyland worked with some notable colleagues and had access to historical material included in this talk.

We will issue an email to our members in advance of this Zoom talk, with a link to the session.

If you are interested in joining SoFA please contact us using our Contact Form

Zoom Talk by David Simmonds

Our very first Zoom speaker meeting is on Tuesday, 2 March commencing at 2.30pm.  The Waiting Room will be open from 2.15pm

The speaker is David Simmonds who is President of the Chelmsford National Trust Supporter Group.  He is a keen birdwatcher and walker and, with his wife, visits the countryside and coast whenever he can.  His late Father-in-law came from Great Crosby, where he developed his love of birdwatching. Apart from studying at the University of Nottingham, David Simmonds has lived in Essex throughout his life and lives in Chelmsford, England’s newest City.  As well as giving talks through the Trust’s East of England Talk Service, he is a volunteer for the National Trust at Hatfield Forest.