Our October meeting saw the return of Andrew Sankey to speak to us, on the subject of "Re-thinking your Garden". Andrew is always a popular, entertaining speaker, and this talk gave us lots of ideas to think about!
The next meeting is our AGM - on November 4th. The business of the evening doesn't take long, so it will be followed by a talk by Charlie Hart. Charlie was born in this area and after studying theology at Cambridge and working in London he has returned to Suffolk with his young family. He is now a gardener, author and journalist who writes and speaks about the way in which gardens and nature can rest the mind and heal the soul. He has recently published his book 'Skymeadow' about building his garden and how it has helped him come to terms with the death of his parents. In 2016 he worked on the award winning Chelsea Flower Show garden based on the theme of modern slavery, a subject that he has been involved with for some time. This should be a fascinating and inspiring talk.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm, entry is free, as it is the AGM, and everybody is welcome to come along - you don't need to be a member.
We will be collecting the subs for 2019-2020, £10, plus bookings for the December meal, at £8 per head. As the annual subscription has increased, the charge for the meal is staying the same, despite an increase in cost from the caterer.
Annie Robinson collecting the Silver Salver from judge Peter Fisk at the 2019 Show. (One of her six trophies!)
Pat Tebbit and Michelle Worrall in the background.
Clive Gare as a gnome at Drinkstone Park and John Kemp winning the gnome competition at our June meeting!
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.