NEWS about the Progamme

Enjoy a different view of Antiques 

at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood – at 7.30pm (unless noted otherwise below) on the fourth Wednesday from September to May (except December) –  plus a Summer outing in June.

High quality speakers

and the friendly atmosphere  bring members from the whole Forest,  east Dorset and south Wiltshire.

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2022/23 Programme

28 September - Steve Roberts
Lesser-Known Bournemouth

Steve is an accomplished Speaker. He was a Teacher and an IT Project Manager; he offers a variety of thoroughly researched talks. Steve has just written a book on Lesser-Known Bournemouth,which is the subject of his talk.

26 October - Marc Allum
Bring an Object

Our evening with Marc will be very interesting, he is an expert on antiques. Often appearing on Antiques Roadshow, he is a self- confessed collectaholic, and enjoys finding the unusual. Married to Lisa Lloyd another Antiques expert, he has a great love of Classic Cars, his latest acquisition being a Citroen Traction Avant.

23 Nov - Phillip Serrell
What Am I Bid

One of the best-known faces on the television antiques circuit. Philip has appeared on Bargain Hunt, Flog It, Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, where he is light heartedly nicknamed “The Fox” He lives in Worcester where he has his own Auction House. He is a fan of Aston Martin cars and a supporter of Worcester Warriors Rugby Club.

28 December – no meeting

25 January 2023 - David Beardsley
Formidable Women of the Banks Family

Graduate from London & Oxford Universities, David is an expert on the Bankes family of Kingston Lacy. Archivist, guide and speaker on both Kingston Lacy and Russell Cotes. He has also written the biography of John Bankes 1937 – 1996.

22 February - Rebecca Lamont
History of Wine

Rebecca loves to teach and created the wine events programme at Berry Bros & Rudd where she was Head of Wine School for 20 years. She now runs her own wine school that includes Wine & Spirit Education Trust  wine courses and tastings, talks and dinners for special occasions.

22 March - Jeremy Lamond
Anecdotes and Artefacts from the Auction World


Jeremy is Head of Valuations at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury. He started in the Auction world at Christies, at Alderley Edge in Cheshire, then Phillips in Chester as Head of Ceramics. He joined Halls Fine Art in Shrewsbury and became a Main Board Director before moving to W & W.

26 April - Hilary Kay
The Art of Deception

Well known from Antiques Roadshow, Hilary looks at fakes and forgeries and will introduce us to the most talented and ruthless rogues of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, whose masterpieces fooled experts in galleries and the major auction houses around the world.

24 May - Anthony Inglis
My Life in Music

Described as “ one of Britain’s most popular Conductors” he leads a busy international career, appearing with some of the greatest orchestras in the world. He is the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, and is Katherine Jenkins’s conductor at all her concerts.

22 June - Summer Outing


More details of our summer outing will be available later in the Spring.