Dec 2015 Dr Anthony Cooke - WW1
Mon 7th December 2015 at 17.45 - 20.00
local historian fascinated by WW1. Speaker Host - Alan Edwards, General Host - Colin Brown, Cashier - Duncan Hannay Robertson. VENUE - Westminster College
Dr Anthony Cooke has a deep interest in military history. His interest in the Great War stems from his Grandfather, Herbert Siddall who volunteered in 1915 aged 16 and joined 2/3rd West Riding Field Ambulance and then served during the Somme campaign as a stretcher bearer. He was gassed in 1918 but survived the War to die in 1953 aged 54 years, two years before Anthony was born.
Anthony is part-time Director of Lest We Forget - Operation of Historical Sites and Buildings and Similar Visitor Attractions.
Dr Cooke was development director in clinical diagnostics for 25 years, mainly on the Science Park and now is also a part-time diagnostics consultant.
For a special Christmas FoodBank collection on Monday 7th and 14th (In time to get through to delivery around Christmas).
What's currently needed is:
* Tins of meat, veg, fruit
* Cooking Oil - 500ml
Instant Potato Powder
* Instant coffee - small jars
* Dried Milk Powder
Sponge Puddings (Longlife)
* Granulated sugar - 500grm bags
* Small salt; small pepper
* Tubes of children’s Christmas sweets; small boxes chocolates (adult)
* Christmas biscuits - small packs (shortbread/assorted)
* Shower Gel
* Toothbrushes - child & adult
There are currently very high stocks of cereals; baked beans & soup.
Thank you All !