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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

Wednesday 12th June: 11.15am
The Great Storm
Crawley Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, The Orchard 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6AD
Wednesday 26th June: 7.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Bredgar History Society, Bexon Lane, Sittingbourne ME9 8HB
Friday 28th June: 2.30pm
Biggin Hill
Cheriton Active Retirement, Broomfield Hall, Broomfield Road, Folkestone CT19
Monday 8th July: 2.45pm
Biggin Hill
Tandridge for Visually Impaired, Methodist Church, Hurstlands, RH8 0HG
Wednesday 17th July: 7.30pm
Early days of Biggin Hill
KFHS Thanet, The Village Centre, 9 Alpha Road, Birchington CT7 9EG
Tuesday 23rd July: 8.00pm
Kent in the 20th Century
Beckenham Society, Beckenham Public Hall, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE
Wednesday 24th July: 2.00pm
Biggin Hill
HADARA, Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre, Ash Road, Hartley DA3 8DB
Tuesday 30th July: 7.00pm
Doodlebugs and Rockets
Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Main Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham TN16 3EJ
Friday 2nd August: 2.45pm
Doodlebugs and Rockets
NAGARA, New Ash Green Village Hall, New Ash Green, DA3 8HH
Monday 12th August: 8.00pm
Doodlebugs and Rockets
Loyal Lord Byron Lodge, Colfeian Sports Club, Horn Park, 76C Eltham Rd, Lee, London SE12 8UE
Tuesday 13th August: 2.30pm
Spirit of Invicta
KARF Capel Le Ferne
Friday 30th August: 2.00pm
Doodlebugs and Rockets
Surrey County Council Retirement Assoc, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF

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Updated 08 June 2019