Speak­ers en­joy a great chat

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Robert Mitchell

Hamil­ton Speak­ers Club went on the road last week, to meet their coun­ter­parts in East Kil­bride.

They met at the Red Deer Cen­tre and their hosts’ pres­i­dent Paul Mun­day handed the gavel to trea­surer Ross Ham­mond to chair the meet­ing.

Ken Mur­ray caused con­stant amuse­ment by run­ning a se­ries of put­downs, rang­ing from Katherine Hep­burn’s “She ran the whole gamut of emo­tions from A to B” to Win­ston Churchill’s “To­mor­row, I will be sober – you will still be ugly”.

Colin Jones talked about the grow­ing num­ber of adults af­fected by de­men­tia, re­mind­ing us of its symp­toms and causes, and giv­ing some ad­vice on min­imis­ing its ef­fect. Alex Rin­toul talked about the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Grey Pan­thers, who defy the con­ven­tions to flaunt their grey hair, and en­joy mod­ern ac­tiv­i­ties.

Both women and men are tak­ing part in clubs which are tra­di­tion­ally thought of as suitable for the younger gen­er­a­tion.

Eu­nice re­mem­bered Milne her col­lege vis­its to fac­to­ries as part of her course, and how she had con­tin­ued to take an in­ter­est in trav­el­ling and learn­ing about lo­cal his­tory.

Hamil­ton Speak­ers Club is the old­est club of its kind in La­nark­shire and lets peo­ple speak in a friendly and sup­port­ive at­mos­phere ev­ery week. Go to www. hamil­ton­speak­er­sclub.co.uk for more de­tails and how you can get in­volved.

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