The Annual Lecture, given this year by Tony Medawar, took place at Witham Library, just down the road from the former home of DLS. The event, part of the Essex Book Festival, was sold out. Tony's expertise in Golden Age Crime Fiction was amply demonstrated during the lecture. Those of you who are familiar with CADS (Crime and Detection Stories), a serial publication superbly edited by Geoff Bradley, will be familiar with Tony's work.
The lecture ranged over the work of well-known writers such as DLS, Margery Allingham and Agatha Christie and those who are perhaps less generally well-known today. A detailed report of the lecture will be available in the May issue of the members' Bulletin.
Prior to the lecture, some of those attending gathered at Gimsons (home of Seona Ford, Chair of the DLS Society and the Essex Book Festival) for supper with Tony.
Special thanks to the staff at Witham Library for their work in preparing the library for the lecture and for their warm welcome.