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Recent Meeting

Thursday 15th February
Chris Dobbs “Working on the Mary Rose”

Chris Dobbs

What a career Chris had! He joined this project right at the very beginning and was involved right up to after the museum was completed. Employed as a diver he was obviously very interested in all aspects of the work, of the history of the time and of course of the Mary Rose herself.

His talk was very informative and entertaining with a little occasional humour, illustrated by photos and short video clips showing the divers at work, describing the working conditions and technical aspects of the lift itself as well as the many artifacts found on board. We were able to handle exact replicas of many of those exhibits which really brought the story to life.

Most importantly in such a packed hall, the audience, even those standing at the back, could clearly hear every word. His enthusiasm was was immediately obvious to everyone, and encouraged a good number of audience questions.

Forthcoming DPHS Events

The public are very welcome to come to our meetings.
There is a small charge to cover the cost of tea and biscuits afterwards.

Currently planned events for 2024
(All events in the Village Hall at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.)

Thursday 21st March AGM & Donald MacLeod “Cleaning St.Serfs’ Clock”
Thursday 18th April Hugh Hoffman “Statues,Monuments & Memorials of Fife”
Thursday 16th May Duncan McNab “Policing the Forth”
Saturday 15th June Annual Barbecue, Dunning Parish Church 5pm
Thursday 19th September Trevor Williams “My views of Strathearn”
Thursday 17th October Bruce Keith “Are we nearly there yet?”
Saturday 2nd November Annual Coffee Morning 10am – 12 noon
Thursday 21st November Maarten Versteeg “Mills on the Water of May”
Thursday 12th December Anthea Deane “The Mills of the Lunan Burn”

Annual Events

Several of our events are now annual traditions:-
  • A January Scots Night - our 'Nothing like a Burns Night'
    with a good meal and excellent entertainment.
  • A themed exhibition - during one of our always enjoyable November coffee mornings.


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