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At our meeting on  5 th January we were treated to "An Egyptian Odyssey"by  Jocelyn S Brooks MBE. Lovely pictures of a trip down the Nile from Cairo,South to Aswan. Of course the Valley of the Kings was visited where Howard Carter, helped by Lord Carnavon discovered the tomb of Tutankharmoun and all its riches. Jocelyn related the story that having discovered the tomb, a curse would come upon them. True to this, misfortune hit the Carnavon family when the budgie died at their

 house in Bognor Regis !.

                        Many temples were shown to us before Aswan was reached  and Elephant island with its botanical gardens created by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum.  A vote of thanks was proposed by Clive Moyns.


   Our next meeting at the Methodist church is at 10 am on the 19 th of January when Veronica Bird will take us from "Prison to Palace"! New members always welcome.

 

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