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Talks by Bob Ogley

Bob Ogley was born in Sevenoaks, has lived in the county all his life and is proud to be a Kentish man. As author of more than 20 books he has travelled extensively in pursuit of information and photographs and is in great demand from organisations across the south-east to tell his unique story.

A former editor of The Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob was a journalist for more than 30 years before he left his newspaper to concentrate on writing books and giving his talks. He is also a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Kent.

The subjects covered by Bob in his talks are: War in Kent (and Surrey), the History of RAF Biggin Hill, Doodlebugs and Rockets, The Weather Wherever, Invicta — The Spirit of Kent, My life as a local newspaper reporter and, of course, The Great Storm and how it changed his life. He also has a new talk about Kent in the 19th Century which follows the launch of this most successful and popular book. Bob likes to tell humorous stories and he has an amazing collection of anecdotes which he delivers with great enthusiasm.


Here is Bob's diary for the coming months

Tuesday 11th December: 1.00pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Orpington Probus Club, Oakley House, Bromley Common, Bromley BR2 8HA
Monday 17th December: TBC
Kent in the 19th Century
Maidstone Probus, Civil Service Club, Recreation Close, Maidstone ME14 5AZ
Friday 4th January: 2.45pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
NAGARA (New Ash Green), Village Hall, Centre Road, New Ash Green, Longfield DA3 8HH
Thursday 10th January: 2.00pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Biddenden History Society, Biddenden Village hall, Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8BB
Wednesday 16th January: 2.00pm
The Great Storm
Medway Luncheon Club, King Charles Hotel, Brompton Road, Gillingham ME7 5QT
Thursday 14th February: 7.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Welding Institute (Medway Branch), Blake Room 028, Greenwich University, Medway Campus, Central Avenue, Gillingham, Chatham ME4 4TB
Monday 18th February: 2.30pm
Thomas Philipots Almshouses, Passey Place, Eltham, London, SE9 5DJ
Tuesday 19th February 7.30pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Strood Horticultural,Temple Mill School, Cliffe Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3NL
Thursday 21st February: 8.15pm
My Life as a Newspaper Reporter
Rowhill WI, Five Wents Memorial Hall, Swanley Lane, Swanley BR8 7LD
Wednesday 27th February: 10.30am
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Sheppey Senior Fellowship, Laysell’s, The Broadway, Minster on Sea, Sheerness ME12 2DF

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Updated 04 December 2018