Wednesday 7th November 2018
Following the discussions of the AGM, this month’s talk “Tis the Season to be Jolly” by Kath Reynolds got us all into the Christmas spirit, even if a month early. Kath had a wonderful collection of slides and memorabilia of Christmases past. We now know, for example, that the first Christmas card was sent in 1843; coca cola is responsible for the red coated Santa and crackers first appeared in 1845 as well as many other fascinating facts . Her collection of forties and fifties decorations and pictures and samples of vintage toys was fascinating and prompted many exclamations such as – ‘we had those on our tree’; ‘I was given one of those’ and amazingly many ‘I still have it/them’. Who nowadays would believe the excitement generated on Christmas Day by a stocking filled with an orange and embroidered hankies!
Our December meeting carries on the theme as it will be out Christmas party, complete with Secret Santa presents.
Anyone who is interested in visiting /joining us is welcome to attend our first official meeting of 2019, to be held on Thursday 10th January at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when Caroline Aspin will give a talk entitled ‘Every Child Matters’.