Daily Archives: May 2, 2020

April meeting – When the Germans Came – Duncan Barrett

Over 40 of us logged in on Thursday 30th April for our first Zoom speaker meeting, and it was fabulous to see so many familiar faces. Well done everyone for mastering Zoom.He says he has copies of the new book plus all his previous ones if people would like them.

Duncan Barrett talked to us about the experiences of Channel Islanders during WW2, under the Nazi occupation. Duncan had spent three months on the Channel Islands gathering material for his book and his passion really shines through alongside his evocative images of this period. Great that so many of us had questions using the Chat function for Duncan – and didn’t he deal with them well? A talented speaker.

Duncan has copies of the new book plus all his previous ones if people would like them. Duncan’s email in case you missed it at the meeting is:
and he has a Twitter account:
 @BarrettsBooks

Don’t forget, BBC 2 is showing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Saturday 2nd May at 8.30pm. Worth a watch.


Friday night is Quiz night – Pick the Lockdown

Very many thanks to Quiz master Graham Hooper (right) for keeping us entertained last Friday evening with his ‘Pick the Lockdown’ quiz on Zoom. The six rounds were as usual cryptically themed with a common link to the seemingly random questions. Congratulations to the winners, ‘Stalag39’ followed by ‘Don’t Leave the Capitol’ and ‘Scandilicious’ in… Continue reading

Fundraising for AFRIL food bank

As the food bank is not able to operate as normal given current circumstances, we have contacted the team to ask how we can help. They have suggested making a financial donation, which we hope you will agree is a good way to continue to support this very worthy local cause, particularly in these difficult times… Continue reading