Rotary Club of Redditch

The club had very interesting and informative talk/presentation on 16th May by James Spilsbury who was a regular commissioned officer in the Military. He is now the Assistant Curator at The Queen,s Own Hussars Museum which is currently housed in The Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. There are 8 brothers (who are all retired ex military personnel) who live in at the Hospital each with their own quarters who are controlled by The Master, The current one who has officiated on horse back behind the Royals at Trooping of the Colour ceremony in recent years, The Museum is well worth a visit if one is interested in Military History but will shortly be moving to Smith Street as two regiments have recently amalgamated He told us stories about five eminent soldiers who are depicted in the museum and brought us a sabre to see which was used in the Battle of Waterloo. He demonstrated various moves which would have been used in the battle. The Museum is well worth a visit and has a lovely tea room on the ground floor. Last week we had a talk with slide presentation by David Foster entitled a "Trip down the Amazon River" He and his wife experienced this on one of the smaller liners as the larger cruise ships cannot negotiate the river., because of the drought .The boat takes 900 passengers. On board all you could see around you was miles and miles of water wherever you looked. The scenery was green trees on the banks for miles after miles with no exotic birds or wildlife to capture but they did see some pink dolphins which swam by the boat. A really uneventful holiday which they would not entertain doing again. If anyone is interested in joining our mixed gender club we meet each Monday Lunchtime 12.45-2.15pm at The Abbey Hotel and Golf Club. Visit or contact the secretary on 01527 65436.