Talk of Wells - Lt. Col. Philip Neame

Each autumn/winter we hold a series of fascinating talks in aid of a local charity. This year's Talk of Wells is in aid of the National Coastwatch Institution, Wells Lookout. Staffed 365 days of the year by volunteers, the Wells Coastwatch team watch over the tidal Outer Harbour Channel used by all vessels entering the port including twelve inshore fishing boats, local leisure sailors, a busy sailing school, windsurfers, water skiers as well as the busy Outer Harbour used by the windfarm support vessels. They also watch over the beach, the tidal area of Bob Halls Sand and have a distant view of the Rotterdam to Hull east coast shipping lane.

Tonight's talk will be with Lt. Col. Philip Neame, Parachute Regiment. Back again by popular request, you will remember that Philip came last year and talked of his time as commander of D Coy 2 PARA in Falklands War taking over after Col 'H' Jones was killed in battle. It was a truly fascinating and insightful talk.

The subject of tonight's talk will about Mount Everest and the extraordinary courage needed to face not one but two attempts on the summit. Philip has had a lifelong passion for mountaineering with two ascents of Everest 1976 & 1992.

So, join us on specific Mondays through the Autumn and Winter when a special menu of two courses and a glass of wine will be served for £23.50. We will donate £5.00 to the fund for every person eating. Come and enjoy talks from the men and women who will talk with passion about their lives and adventures.