One of the BBC’s ex-roving reporters paid a visit to the Barrington Centre on the 4th of March and entertained 102 members of the FU3A at

one of our First Friday Coffee Mornings.

Alan Jones has spent many years reporting on news items on the South coast for BBC Radio.  He said these run into the thousands but he only ever talks

about the ones that nearly went wrong – because they are the funny ones.  Then just to prove it he nearly forgot to turn on his microphone he’d just

been given to present his talk.

Stories of his visits to warships out at sea, a visit to a snake venom specialist and an opportunity to meet the Queen kept his audience laughing with

one of the funniest and most interesting talks we have been privileged to receive for a while”. 

Keith Banks – Committee