Happy New Year to all our members

2012 ended with a mixture of good  news and bad news for the society.

More than 35 members enjoyed the Christmas Party, held at St Nicholas School, Broadwey. Mark Read created several Christmas floral decorations, which were raffled later and told some very amusing stories.

Faith Henshilwood provided a magnificent buffet, the likes of which Mark Read had never seen. People enjoyed a glass of wine and a break from shopping and wrapping presents.

On a very sad note I had to announce the death of Brian Marsh. Brian was a great supporter of this club right up to his death. His knowledge, patience, encouragement and sensitivity will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with Sheila and her family.

Another of the society’s long standing supporters also died in December, Bill Cann. He was well into his 90’s when he died, proving that gardening must be good for you.

We are looking forward now to 2013 and hoping for better weather, if the garden isn’t frozen it’s water logged. We are never satisfied. Our February meeting will consist of a  panel of experts, Trevor  Ings, Peter and Mark Read ,who will try to answer all your  gardening questions,and  Stella Knight who will answer any cooking or preserve queries. It should be a highly informative and amusing evening. Have some good questions ready !!

Eve Morris and the committee are preparing for the Spring Show in March and they are hoping for lots of entries. If you have nothing to show, why not bake a cake for us to sell or provide a tombola prize. All proceeds go into society funds.