The weird, the wild & the wonderful part 4

We've heard parts 1, 2 and 3 of Andrew Negus' talks - now it's time for part 4 of his adventures and experiences while travelling around the world in 1991.

Andrew is a retired history teacher and an around-the-world backpacker, a Blue Badge guide for central Southern England and aspires to be a local Historian.

Attending the meeting in person

This will be our first in-person meeting for quite a while. As restrictions were not lifted in June, the number of people allowed in the Hayling Island Community Centre main hall will be significantly reduced. We are therefore introducing this meeting as a trial with the view of taking it forward with enough interest.

There will be 80 places available for this first meeting and entry will be via ticket only. To ensure equal opportunities for all members, you can obtain tickets only by telephone. The ticket line will be open from 10.00 am – 17.00 pm on July 5th only.

Log in to see the ticket line phone number.

To ensure there are no hold ups in getting people into the hall you will be given a time to arrive and be seated between 2.15 and 2.30. Everyone must be signed in via the NHS App QR code reader or a paper register which can cause delays.

Teas and coffees will be available at the meeting – but you will not be able to drink standing and chatting. Tables will be available for people to sit in groups of no more than 6.

Masks will be required until you are seated. As soon as you are moving around hall masks must be worn.

Attending the meeting via Zoom

In addition to the live meeting, we are going to trial doing a Zoom meeting alongside.

Requirements for joining the meeting via Zoom are:

  • A PC/Laptop, tablet or phone with a reasonable internet connection speed
  • Speakers (internal or external) or headphones

Full participation will also need a microphone and connected video camera.

The Zoom conference will not be time-limited, so there will be no need to log back in after 40 minutes. Attendance is, however, limited to 100 sessions. We expect that will be enough, but please share a session if you intend to join from the same household.

Click here to learn more about using Zoom. In particular, we strongly advise you to test your system and settings before the presentation by joining a test meeting at

Andrew is due to start speaking at 2.45. To join the presentation click this link from 2.30pm. You will be asked for a passcode, click here to log in to see it. We will publish the passcode and a link that doesn't need a passcode in our July update email.