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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 27th March: 7.30pm
RAF Biggin Hill
KFHS - Ashford Branch, Willesborough Windmill, Mill Lane, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0QG
 
Wednesday 28th March: 2.00pm
Kent in the 20th Century
KARF Dartford, St Andrews Church Hall, 42 Watling St, Dartford DA1 1RP
 
Friday 30th March: 8.00pm
Kent at War
1940s History Society, Otford Village Memorial Hall, 28A High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks TN14 5PQ
 
Tuesday 3rd April: 2.30pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Gavin Astor House, Royal British Legion, Aylesford ME20 7NF
 
Thursday 5th April: 8.15pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Edenbridge Historical Society, WI Hall, Station Road, Edenbridge TN8 5PA
 
Tuesday 10th April: 7.00pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Cuckfield & Lindfield Rotary Club
 
Wednesday 11th April: 7.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Steyning History Society, The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3XZ
 
Thursday 12th April: 7.30pm
Founding of the RAF & the Early Days of Biggin Hill
Hextable Heritage Society, Hextable Heritage Centre, College Road, BR8 7LT
 
Tuesday 17th April: 2.00pm
RAF Biggin Hill
SLADARA, Slade Green and Howbury Community Centre and Library, Chrome Road, Erith DA8 2EL
 
Wednesday 18th April: 8.00pm
Biggin on the Bump
Otford History, Otford Village Memorial Hall, 28A High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks TN14 5PQ
 
Thursday 19th April: 7.30pm
The Great Storm
Smarden History Society, Charter Hall, Chessenden Lane, Smarden TN27 8NF
 
Thursday 26th April: 7.45pm
RAF Biggin Hill
Crockenhill Parish Meeting, Crockenhill Village Hall, Stones Cross Road, Crockenhill, Swanley BR8 8LT
 
Wednesday 2nd May: 2.30pm
The Great Storm
Holmwood WI, South Holmwood Village Hall, Warwick Road, RH5 4NJ
 
Wednesday 2nd May: 7.30pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Crafield Club, Chelsfield Village Hall, Chelsfield, Orpington BR6 7RL
 
Wednesday 9th May: 3.00pm
Kent in the 20th Century
Southfleet Independent Retirement Group, Southfleet Village Hall, Dale Road, DA13 9NX
 
Tuesday 15th May: 2.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Fairlight Ladies Club, Fairlight Village Hall, Broadway, Hastings TN35 4DA


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Updated 22 March 2018