On Tuesday, 5 September Ailsa Fortune will be giving a talk on her new book 'Par for the Ladies: The Extraordinary Story of the Women Who Golfed at North Berwick’.
Come and hear about the ‘stamina, stubbornness, enthusiasm and bloody-mindedness’ of the early female golfers as they tried to establish their game on the links. Princesses, noble ladies, politicians’ wives and wealthy industrialists’ daughters flocked to be seen driving a ball across the town’s illustrious links. A great piece of untold social history!
Our Talks Programme for the coming year starting in September is below. We hope its varied and interesting.
Our talks take place on the first Tuesday of the month from September to the following June (but excluding January), at 7.30pm in Aberlady Kirk Stables.
Talks Programme 2017-2018
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Par for the Ladies
Ailsa’s talk will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting commencing at 6:30pm
The Story of Kentigern and Thanea
Lord Lyon, King of Arms
June Tainsh, Gilmerton House
Gilmerton Walled Garden Project
6 February 2018
Tara Proud, Marine Conservation Society
The work of the Marine Conservation Society
University of Edinburgh
Lithic Landscapes Project: Exploring the Hunter-Gatherers of East Lothian
John Harrison, East Lothian Council
Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve
The Humbie Air Crash
Barbara Allan, Living Streets
The Living Streets Initiative