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June report

Diana Goetz, our speaker, made a return visit to our June meeting.  We knew her talk would be lively and informative, and we were not disappointed.  Her subject was Windsor Castle the oldest castle in the world and also the oldest inhabited castle.

Begun by William the Conqueror, it guarded London from attacks from the west and also kept watch over the river Thames.  The castle has grown and been altered by various monarchs.

Diana gave us a brief outline of its history, and then guided us, by photographs, through many of the State Apartments, and views of St George’s chapel, where each year, the Knights of the Garter, gather for their annual ceremony and procession.

The month of May had been a busy month for members, with walks, a fund raising coffee morning, washing up and baking potatoes for the Clay Pigeon Shoot, and manning a stall at the Church Fete. 

Many of you will have seen our entry in the recent scarecrow competition, ‘Emmeline’, our suffragette scarecrow was a timely choice in this year when we remember those women who fought for the right of women to have the vote.

The future looks equally busy with an Area quiz and skittles evenings and preparations for our centenary celebrations next year!

Mary Pollock

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