Tag: Norwich Lions Club

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE LAUNCH OF ESCAPING HITLER!

It’s official – we have confirmed THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2016 from 6pm as the launch event and signing of my debut biography Escaping Hitler at Jarrolds Book Department, Norwich.

Publicity and information about buying your ticket (includes free glass of wine!) will begin locally during December.  Look out for it.  Once it is posted on the Jarrold’s Events Calendar I will add a link to this blog.  Very excited to be inviting many of the people who feature in Joe Stirling’s story and who will remember the anecdotal references to this Fine City’s heritage. If you have not already done so, please go to my Facebook page for Escaping Hitler and ‘Like’ the page.  This way you will be amongst the first to have an opportunity to buy a signed copy, both with mine and Joe’s signatures. Thanks to all who are already ‘fans’.Front cover of Escaping Hitler

Meeting the President of Norwich Lions Club

This afternoon I spent three and a half hours at the Norwich home of Dr John Jones, current President of Norwich Lions Club who has known Joe for over forty years. I did not know until I walked into his living room that he has possession of a fifty year old scrap book about the Norwich Club which includes many items and photos relevant to Joe.  I will spend the next couple of days transcribing our conversation from my tape recorder.  John had some excellent stories to share.  Many thanks to him for his time and memories.  This photo shows Joe during Spring 1971 when he had just been appointed as a District Governor, a high ranking position in the Lions.  Currently there are only thirteen in the UK.  Loving this research!!IMG_3966