This talk was given by Ken Duckworth about a small wooden house on the shores of a lake near Berlin. The presentation was based on a book called : The House by the Lake” by Thomas Harding. The story of the house covers the lives and times of five different families who lived in the house and village from 1890 to the time of re-unification of Germany. The history is brought alive through their experiences from the last days of the Kaiser, the Weimar Republic, Berlin in the 1920’s, the Wall Street crash, the Third Reich, Soviet occupation and re-unification. “In the sand of Brandenburg, every square foot of ground has its story and is telling it too – but one has to be willing to listen to these often quiet voices ” – Theodor Fontane. – to be continued in another presentation next year……………..