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Lunch & Speaker: Bob Ogley Biggin on the Bump.
27th April 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Bob Ogley was born in Sevenoaks, has lived in the county all his life and is proud to be a Kentish man. As author of more than 20 books he has travelled extensively in pursuit of information and photographs and is in great demand from organisations across the south-east to tell his unique story.
A former editor of The Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob was a journalist for more than 30 years before he left his newspaper to concentrate on writing books and giving his talks. He is also a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Kent.
The subjects covered by Bob in his talks are: War in Kent (and Surrey), the History of RAF Biggin Hill, Doodlebugs and Rockets, The Weather Wherever, Invicta — The Spirit of Kent, his life as a local newspaper reporter and, of course, his first book, In the Wake of the Hurricane, sold in excess of 250,000 copies and was in the national best sellers’ list for eight months, reaching No 2 in England. Since then he has written a further 23 books which have raised in excess of £105,000 for various charities including the RAF Benevolent Fund and the National Trust.He also has a new talk about Kent in the 19th Century which follows the launch of this most successful and popular book. Bob likes to tell humorous stories and he has an amazing collection of anecdotes which he delivers with great enthusiasm.
He is currently President of Sevenoaks Rotary Club and have been a member for 42 years.