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On a week past Monday, at our February Open Day, we held a fun and entertaining morning when Roger Daniel gave a talk on The Quest for King Arthur in North Northumberland.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15 February, 2016, 12:00

Roger spoke with knowledge and enthusiasm on a very well researched topic.

His talk was illustrated with pictures, songs, and humour, which really kept everyone’s interest.

There was plenty of laughter at the inclusion of Monty Python’s classic sketch ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’.

Roger’s angle on the quest for King Arthur was quite new, and he was able to ‘prove’ every point persuasively.

His theories on the sword in the stone and the round table are perfectly plausible.

Did he find King Arthur?

Well, there are plenty of other theories about King Arthur where similar myths and facts from other historians could prove Roger wrong – but many were convinced by him.

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This is a fascinating subject, part myth, part fact, which Roger unscrambled very well.

The Grumpy Old Men (and Gals) Group visited the Had-Fab Works at MacMerry Industrial Site, near Tranent, on their last outing.

They were given a tour of the business by development manager Richard Licence.

Had-Fab is a specialist in the design and construction of steel and aluminium structures, employing 90 people, with a current turnover of £9million.

The bulk of its work is the design and construction of overhead electric transmission towers, and it is currently constructing a steel control desk array for Torness Power Station.

A fine lunch was enjoyed afterwards in Longniddry Inn.

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