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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 7th November: 10.30am
RAF Biggin Hill
Hayes (Kent) WI, Our Lady of the Rosary, West Common Road, Hayes BR2 7BX
Wednesday 7th November: 7.30pm
RAF Biggin Hill
Wigmore Lectures, Hempstead Library, Hempstead Road, Hempstead, Gillingham ME7 3QG
Monday 12th November: 7.30pm
Biggin on the Bump
Fairlight Wine & Social, Fairlight Village Hall, Fairlight TN35 4AX
Tuesday 13th November: 2.00pm
Spirit of Invicta
Erith Ladies Probus, Bexleyheath Conservative Club, 151 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7EZ
Wednesday 14th November: 2.30pm
Poets of the Great War
Ditton & Malling ARA, Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AH
Thursday 15th November: 7.15pm
Poets of WW1
Brenchley & Matfield History Society, Matfield Village Hall, Matfield, Tonbridge TN12 7LW
Monday 19th November: 2.30pm
Biggin Hill
Thomas Philipot’s Almshouses, Philipot Path, Passey Place, Eltham, London SE9 5DJ
Tuesday 20th November: 7.30pm
Great Storm (with Essex Weather)
Takely Local History Society, Roseacres Primary School, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford CM22 6QY
Wednesday 21st November: 10.00am
Biggin on the Bump
Crayford & District Probus, The Falconwood Club, Falconwood Ave, Welling DA16
Thursday 22nd November: 7.30pm
Great Storm
Eynsford & Crockenhill Rights of Way, Crockenhill Village Hall, Stones Cross Road, Crockenhill, Swanley BR8 8LT
Friday 30th November: 7.30pm
Spirit of Invicta
Oddfellows, Hall Place, Bourne Road Bexley Kent DA5 1PQ
Tuesday 4th December: 7.45pm
Weather in Kent
Goudhurst & Kilndown History Group, Back Lane, The Church Rooms, Back Lane, Goudhurst, Cranbrook TN17 1AN
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

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Updated 03 November 2018