Michael Lacey

Master Mariner. Former Managing Director of United Towing Ltd, Retired Secretary General of the International Salvage Union. A total of 30 years with four different London based maritime law firms. Now Honorary Treasurer the Arts Society Hull and East Riding, (ASHER), and Honorary Secretary of the Shaw Savill Society.
Master Mariner. Former Managing Director of United Towing Ltd, Retired Secretary General of the International Salvage Union. A total of 30 years with four different London based maritime law firms. Now Honorary Treasurer the Arts Society Hull and East Riding, (ASHER), and Honorary Secretary of the Shaw Savill Society.

ASHER NEWS

LIBRARY – ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

Do you have any unwanted Art books which you would be willing to donate to ASHER.  Art books in excellent condition may be placed in the Library, or can be offered for sale to Members.  Any proceeds of sale will go to ASHER.  Please contact Louise Wreathall on 01482 634062 before bringing any books as the Library cannot take too many books at the same time.

 

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Allerton Castle
Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

Posted by Michael Lacey in News

Punch Magazine – Halcyon Days

Punch Magazine - the prevailing epidemic

Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Tim Stimson

Mr Punch's reign as premier puncturer of pomposity spanned five monarchs; his blend of cartoons, jokes and satire holding up a mirror to society, with a wry grin, pointing out questionable politicians, unimaginative beaurocrats, rude shop assistants, striking workers, rich foreigners, rising prices and ... the British railways - recognising that to laugh rather than cry is a good tonic.

Punch Magazine described itself as:

"a guffawgraph"

"a refuge for destitute wit"

"an asylum for the thousands of drawings, orphan jokes and perishing puns which otherwise wander about without so much as a shelf to rest on"

Posted by Michael Lacey in Past Lectures