Terry Cook started by reminding us about the ghost walk in Maldon he had arranged for us on 6 August. He told us that after announcing the trip at the U3A main meeting he now had two spaces on the tour left- if anyone wants to fill these last two spaces they should see Terry. We are paying £3 to the tour guides on the trip. We had a really interesting and enjoyable day at Stansted Mountfitchet last year. Terry does good trips.
This week he split the group into two teams. As a change from our usual format. He had prepared a quiz for us on the hit records of the early 1960s. We were asked to guess artists ranging from Lonny Donegan to Sam the Shand and the Pharoahs. We were reminded that the BBC was still banning records in the 60s. Twinkle’s song about her boyfriend Terry dying in a motorcycle crash was unacceptable to the establishment. The Leader of the pack by the Shangrilas was banned for similar objections to the portrayal of tragic death.
Next month Terry told us that he would bring some sales catalogues which showed the sale of country estates with titles attached.