The Talk of Wells - Lady Anne Glenconner

20 Jan 2020
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 Wells Sea Cadets Corps, The corps was formed 2 years ago and is proving to be popular with the local kids. The organisation aims to give young people experiences that will help them grow into the people they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, the cadets learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. They offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating to rock climbing, camping, and music. At Wells-next-the-Sea the cadets are also able to gain different qualifications that they can take with them once they leave! Their main priority is to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. They have recently been given a permanent home at the Alderman Peel High School which has given them a proper base where they can use the school facilities and store their growing amounts of kit, uniform, kayaks, etc..

Lady Anne Glenconner, who grew up just a stone's throw from us on the Holkham estate, served as lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret for no fewer than three decades. Her thrilling memoir 'Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown’ has raced straight to the top of the best seller list. She is exceptionally open about her truly remarkable life, some of which you may have read serialised in the papers, or perhaps you caught her appearance on Graham Norton - we think this clip of her excellent story telling will help whet your appetite! We can't wait to her some of her incredible stories first hand.

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.