Our monthly meetings normally take place in the Seth Ward Community Centre, Luynes Rise, Buntingford, SG9 9SG on the second Monday of the month. Doors open at 1.30pm to give members and guests the opportunity to socialise over refreshments before the meeting commences at 2.15pm with the Guest Speaker starting at 2.30pm.
The schedule of monthly meetings is as follows:
Due to the current restrictions it is unlikely that we will be able to hold our normal monthly meetings in the Seth Ward Community Centre as this would not allow appropriate social distancing. Because of this, in June we had our first monthly meeting using Zoom video conferencing. This was very successful so we plan to continue using Zoom for our monthly meetings for the next few months. Since presenting on Zoom is very different from presenting in the hall, and is not suitable for all types of presentations, we are likely to use different speakers from those originally planned. The following programme of events therefore shows the normal dates for monthly meetings but the speakers cannot be confirmed at this time. Note that the start time for monthly meetings on Zoom is 14:00.
July 13th: Jenny Mallin "A Grandmother´s Legacy: My Journey"
"A Grandmother's Legacy" is a cookbook memoir of a family who were living in India, of British ancestry, during the British Raj. Spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the book covers the lives of five generations of women, beginning with Jenny's great-great-great grandma Wilhemina who purchased her leather bound ledger book in 1844 and wrote down her family recipes. The same recipe book was added to and consequently handed down by the next four generations. The memoirs include stories on the Railways, the cellular jail in the Andamans, the 'Indian' expedition to Mesopotamia during World War I, the Victorian style of dressing in the 19th century, tales of hunting trips, and much more. "A Grandmother's Legacy" was awarded the “Best in the World Cookbook for 2017”.
August 10th: normally we don't hold a meeting in August but as members may not be able to go on holiday, we are looking at the possibility of holding a meeting in August
September 14th: to be confirmed
October 12th: AGM (to be confirmed)
November 9th: to be confirmed
December 14th: to be confirmed