I’m a local historian (until recently I was living in the village) and I’m doing a series of military history talks at the Fox. The next one is 6th December and I didn’t know if you could include this?
Tickets are £5 and available at the bar. It starts at 7pm and the talk lasts about 1 hour with questions afterwards and a chance to view my collection of wwi artifacts.
Thursday May 8th – in a change to the published programme, the last speaker of the season will be Richard Baxter on ‘Orchids‘. Meeting starts @7.30pm in the Community Centre – please feel free to bring any spare plants you have for sale ( and some pennies to buy some!).
June’s evening outing has now been arranged for Thursday 12th June to Foxtail Lilly, a pretty country cottage garden, in Oundle – members are most welcome to bring friends with them, and should arrange transport between themselves, aiming to arrive at 6.30pm. There will be an entry charge of £2.50 per person, to be paid on the night, plus refreshments will be available to purchase.
Sue Churchill showed us some fantastic photos of the Pyrenees Orientale throughout the seasons- what a beautiful place and so unspoilt. Autumn is particularly lovely with the tree colours in the mountains and so sunny!
Members have made inroads into the choice of photos for the next calendar of Village Life with – the Produce Show, Harvest Festival, Bonfire night and Christmas decorations. The next three months photos will be chosen at the March meeting.
NEXT MEETING will be March 18th at 8pm at the Community Centre. Members will bring cameras and laptops to do some practical experiments and then discuss issues arising from these.
The Theme for photos to take during the next few weeks and to show at this meeting is CANDID SHOTS- that will be a challenge!
Gardening enthusiasts may be interested to know that the Rutland Hardy Plant Society has also arranged another interesting lecture by Tom Hart Dyke, plant hunter and garden maker speaking on “The Captivating World of Plants” to be held on Saturday 22 February 2014 at 7.30pm at Oakham School.
Our programme of speakers continues on Thursday January 9th @ 7.30pm in the Community Centre with the return of Andrew Sankey to talk on ‘Companion Planting’.
Andrew is a garden designer/landscaper, nurseryman and lecturer with a special interest in cottage gardens. He regularly runs series of lectures for the WEA in Stamford & Oakham, with one starting in Oakham in May on Elizabethan Gardens and Shakespeare’s Flowers.
The talk is guaranteed to be entertaining and packed full of useful information.
Guests always welcome for £2 – annual subscription £10 per person.
Details of our full programme can be found on our 2014 Calendar and include a full day outing, run jointly with Empingham Garden Club on July 20th to RHS Harlow Carr, and for the first time on October 11th/12th a chance to bring along your own apples and press them into juice (with equipment borrowed from SCOG)! Let’s hope it’s a good harvest!!
Happy New Year – hope you have a blooming good 2014!!
Fun, informal meetings with a raffle and refreshments. The club welcomes plants for sale at all meetings. No horticultural experience or expertise required – new members and guests always welcome! Cost is £2 per event or join for an annual subscription fee of £10 per person.
Oct 10th – ‘A Personal Look at the World of Roses’ by Ann Bird.
There was a really good turnout on such a chilly evening. The speaker’s travels have covered Northern Iraq, Eastern Europe and India. His emphasis was on the lives of the people,their homes, work and the influence of modern times on this.
He is very keen that all the changes are recorded and, on the technical side, he indicated that we should “feel free to break the rules” when taking photos.
The next Camera club meeting will be on Tuesday 15th January 2012 @ 8pm in the Community Centre, where members will be bringing along photos on the theme ‘Abstract‘, and Sue Churchill will be talking about and showing us her photos of the Grand Canyon.