Speaker Notes - january & February 2020
Speaker names marked with an asterisk * are Dorridge U3A members
Date: Thursday 16th January 2020
Topic: The Craft of the Master Thatcher
Speaker: David Wood
David has been thatching for 41 years and has had his own business since 1983. He started thatching straight after leaving school, beginning a seven year apprenticeship with Derbyshire Master Thatcher, George Mellor.
He works with traditional methods and materials, and thatching takes him all over the country but predominantly he works in the Midlands. As a member and Chair of The North of England & Scotland Master Thatchers Association, he works hard to ensure a high quality and standard of workmanship.
He loves what he does and takes great pride in doing the best job he can for his customers.
Date: Wednesday 22nd January
Topic: Dogs Trust
Speaker: Jane Higson
Jane has worked for the Dogs Trust for 26 years and spent most of her time working for the Kenilworth rehoming centre. She spent two years in the 1990’s working at the Darlington rehoming centre which was then, its newest centre.
She has a full and very varied role at the centre – fundraising, looking after supporters and administrator to the dogs! But best of all she gets to see the dogs that come in, find their future families, and go on to lead happy lives.
She has 4 dogs of her own, and enjoys looking after her daughter’s pony with her in her spare time.