This is the February 2018 Report of the Leicestershire Speakers Club

The meeting opened with Ann Dixon reading an interesting account from a history of old Blaby, which gave geography of the original houses and, in particular, ‘The Pudding Bag’, a rather quaint name for a group of cottages, those remaining cottages now have the address of Sycamore Road.

The mobile phone was Marion Broomhead’s subject and she had come to the conclusion you either loved or loathed them. Marion cited examples of how useful mobile phones can be but also how self absorbed owners can be, particularly on public transport and in public places where often strident one-sided conversations have to be endured by others. In Marion’s view the advantages of ownership outweighed the disadvantages.

If you want to lose something then Mark Snow, who believes his greatest skill is losing things, is your man. We were treated to a stand up comedy show as various episodes of loss were described. It was surprising that he didn’t lose his way to the Drop in Centre!  The loss of keys as a teenager after a night out occasioned him to attempt a clandestine entry into his parents’ home thus setting off the alarms.

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.