This is the May 2018 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

After the formalities of the Annual General Meeting. It was time for true or false stories.

The results were interesting, bizarre and hilarious. One speaker had by all accounts been rescued off the coast of Devon by an Australian Life Guard. We heard how a member and her sister were convinced they were being kidnapped by a boat man in Thailand. An hilarious account of member wrongly accusing a fellow passenger of stealing her Kit Kat.

There was an incredulous account of an unusual funeral which brought much comfort and smiles to the mourners.

We were all informed of how Nicola Sturgeon acquired her sobriquet of “The Wee Nippie”. Apparently a contingent of Scottish suffragettes who were fleet of foot and managed to outwit the police, hence they were known as nippies. I leave the reader to decide if this was true or false.

A story of misconception of a regular customer at fish stall who appeared to prefer the best white fish and always requested a mackerel for the wife was told. The fishmonger began to form an opinion of a miser but was soon put right by the wife when she accompanied her husband on one occasion and delighted in telling him that mackerel was her favourite fish!

Unfortunately, I am constrained by space to write about all the tales we heard, so the aforementioned is just a taster of what hear at our meetings.

The Leicestershire Speakers welcome anyone who would like to learn the art of speaking in public.  We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blaby Drop in Centre. For more information ring Anne Jones on 0116 2772295 or visit our website We can also provide entertainment and talks to other societies and groups.