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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

november 2008

“Gardening Then and Now” was the title of Mr Rodney Tibbs talk at our monthly meeting on the 10th November. Mr Tibbs has many different subjects on which he gives talks and is well known in Wickhambrook, having visited the History Society, the W.I. and the Horticultural Society previously. Whatever subject he is talking about Mr Tibbs has always researched properly and therefore his talks are always interesting and informative.

This talk was no exception and we were transported from ancient to modern gardens whilst sitting comfortably in our chairs! What was really surprising was the fact that many things used in the garden today, such as forks and spades and trowels and even lawn mowers, can be recognised from pictures as long ago as the 17th and 18th centuries. What is very different nowadays is the clothes that gardeners wore - I do not think that I would be able to do much gardening in a crinoline dress - but that was the custom at that time.

The Annual General Meeting was held on 14th November and it was encouraging for the Committee that there was a good turn out this year. There are to be several changes on the committee in the forthcoming year as three long-standing committee members have had to stand down for various reasons. They were thanked for their years of dedicated service and hopefully they will be replaced by other enthusiastic members of the Society. The Chairman, Jackie Fieldsend, said it would be wonderful if we could attract more members to join the Society.

The Annual Fees were increased to £5 because our speakers are always getting more and more expensive and most of them now charge a mileage fee, which can work out to be nearly as much as the initial charge. Our monthly meetings will continue to be just £1 for members, and non-members £2 and we believe that if you would just give us a try, you would agree that these charges are excellent value for money. Why not make it your New Year Resolution to join the Gardening Club. Most of our speakers are very entertaining, even if not about an aspect of gardening that particularly appeals to you, but there is always something to be learnt.

Our last meeting of the year is our Grand Quiz Evening on Monday 15th December. The winner of the quiz is presented with the Flora Cup and there are lots of other prizes as well. Do come along and join us for this fun evening - you will be very welcome. The evening begins at 7.30 p.m. in the W.I. Hall and after the quiz there will be time for a chat, a cup of tea/coffee and perhaps even a mince pie!!

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Monday 4th December
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 4th December at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Our Festive Quiz Evening is a great evening, everyone welcome.


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Our Annual Membership is 5, with meetings costing 1 to members and 2 to non-members. We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Subscriptions are payable to the Treasurer each January.

Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us.

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