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Talk, Wed 12 Apr 2017

Vietnam and the Far East

Vietnam and the Far East


Hill Road,
Lyme Regis,


An experienced traveller, photographer and public speaker, Christopher Legrand will examine some of the history, culture and scenery of Vietnam, a rapidly developing country. He will describe meeting with Buddhist nuns, and visiting Thailand and Indonesia as well as Vietnam. His presentation culminates in a close encounter with a Komodo Dragon.

Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor at the age of 21, he opened his first surveying business in Poole. He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1982, holding this post until 1999 when he started working in Central London.

His experiences as a magistrates led him to found the charity 'HyPed' (Project for Homeless Young People in Eastern Dorset) which he chaired for 6 years, raising more than £1.5million, opening a number of supportive houses and helping over 400 young people. The charity was then taken over by Bournemouth Churches Housing Association.

One of the joys of his retirement has been the opportunity to travel. Having lived in or close to Dorset all his life, he gives some 50 talks a year around the county because he enjoys sharing his adventures.

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Event details

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Wed 12 Apr 2017 11:00 to 12:00
11.00 for talk; coffee available from 10.00


Free to U3A members. Suggested £2 donation for non-members



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Map reference: ND 340233  Lat: 50.72691 Long: -2.93636


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