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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 4th July: 10.00am
Kent in the 20th Century
The Healthcare Retirement Group, Dartford Masonic Hall, 71 West Hill, DA1 2HJ
Wednesday 18th July: 7.30pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Hawkinge Evening WI, Hawkinge Village Hall, 93 Canterbury Rd, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7BS
Wednesday 25th July: 2.45pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
LENARA, Lenham Community Centre, 4 Church Square, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2PJ
Thursday 9th August: 1.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Blackfen WI, Church of the Good Shepherd, 142 Blackfen Road, Sidcup DA15 8PT
Wednesday 15th August: 2.15pm
Ghosts of Biggin Hill
HEMPSTARA, The Scout Hall, Dukes Meadow Drive, Hempstead ME7 3DW
Thursday 16th August: 2.00pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Meopham ARA, Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road, Meopham DA13 0AT
Thursday 23rd August: 8.00pm
The Great Storm
Orpington & Chislehurst National Trust Group, Methodist Church, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, BR6 9JH
Thursday 6th September: 3.00pm
Spirit of Invicta
Folkestone ARA, St George’s Church Hall, Audley Road, Folkestone CT20
Tuesday 11th September: 7.30pm
The Great Storm
ALKAM WI, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Dover CT15 7AR
Tuesday 18th September: 1.30pm
Kent in the 19th Century
Erith WI, Old Veterans Building, Park Crescent, DA8 3DF
Thursday 27th September: 7.30pm
Doodlebugs & Rockets
Birchington Heritage Trust, The Centre Birchington, Alpha Road, Birchington CT7 9EG

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Updated 29 June 2018