Well, that was it for the year - our last meeting was at The Crown, where we had a really enjoyable meal, and of course the quiz! This resulted in Jenny Armit winning the trophy for the "Gardening Brain of Hartest" - well done!
Thank you to everybody who brought along raffle prizes, and bought raffle tickets too.
We start again in January on Monday 6th, when we will welcome back Dr Twigs Way, this time to talk on "Digging for Victory: The Wartime Garden". Twigs is a researcher and writer and has worked in the historic landscape field for over 30 years. She is a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated magazine and the BBC's Countryfile programme. She also works closely with Historic England and Natural England as well as designing courses for the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Her talk will use images to explore the campaign that got everyone growing during the war and explore the characters, the slogans, and the humour from ‘Cloches versus Hitler’ to corsets in the compost. Twigs came to talk to us last year (remember the gnomes? - see below!) and she was a brilliant speaker so this will be another entertaining evening.
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.