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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Celebrating 130 years of the RSPB (and AGM)

Celebrating 130 years of the RSPB (and AGM)

We are delighted to announce that we have author Tessa Boase to talk at both our meetings on Monday August 12th. She will be telling us about those women (including Eliza Phillips of Croydon and Etta Lemon) who formed the fledgling groups in 1889 that later became the RSPB and defied convention to fight the plumage trade. Tessa's research into that has reminded us all of that important early history, including the background conditions of the time. Her book, 'Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather', is well worth reading. So, pencil the date into your diary and we look forward to seeing you at one of these events to celebrate 130 years of the RSPB.
Tessa's talks will be followed by our short general meeting in the afternoon and AGM in the evening.