September 2016 Guest Speaker, Alan Foskett


photo – SMH

At the September Vintage Reds meeting we were delighted to be addressed by the well known and well loved Canberra historian, Alan Foskett.  Janice welcomed him to our group and introduced him as an historian who focusses on ‘ordinary people’.  Alan arrived in Canberra in 1950 and so has enjoyed a long liaison with our beautiful city.

Alan took up residence at Reid Hostel which gave him a first hand insight into the exciting world of ‘hostel’ life.  Of course this set off sparks in the audience who were all bursting to share their ‘escapades’ at various hostels around the capital.