For our October club night we have a guest speaker Mike Hurst, Mike will give a talk on Getting Around in the 1960's An entertaining illustrated talk about how we were on the move in the 'Swinging' Sixties. Covering cars (often second hand), motorbikes, scooters, buses, air travel, a railway system in apparently terminal decline, the first motorways, the rise of lorries and car ownership, inclusive tours abroad and the switch of ocean liners to cruising. A decade of amazing change and already history!
About the speaker: Mike Hurst
Mike and his wife Janet, trained as microbiologists, but they both love history. Mike is particularly keen on transport and industrial history, whereas Janet enjoys social history and researching people. They help to run Goring Gap Local History Society and since moving to Goring in 2004 have carried out original research on various aspects of the local area and its past inhabitants. Their talks were first put together for delivery to Society members, but are not parochial and place local events in a broader context.
Mike is a volunteer at Sir William McAlpine's private railway at Fawley Hill near Henley, runs the Goring Gap Transport History Group and acts as a Schools Guide, Museum Steward and Guard at Didcot Railway Centre. Together Janet and Mike have a house full of books and a collection of Torquay Pottery which is still growing