Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton – October Report by Jill Russell
The meeting was on 16th October and I think it was fitting that I filled in the first talk of the year with one on genealogy research and my daughter Ella Russell gave the last talk on : ‘Balancing Life as a Rock Climber and a career as an Employment Lawyer’ – A rocky but rewarding combination. Without the vote given to women in 1918 even our feisty female forebears would not have imagined what Ella has achieved and the change that has come about in the potential for women to develop, even if there is still more to be done.
Ella started with a description of her life’s journey so far, being 33 years old. She was always encouraged to be active and she showed us her little walking boots which she wore when her father took her up and down a scrambling route on Snowden when she was 6. Holidays were always to hills and mountains from Peak District, Wales, Lakes, Scottish Isles to Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites. Continue reading →
Due to our August speaker having to postpone till next year, September ‘s programme was brought forward so Dinah Ward came to give us ‘Decorating and Eating Cupcakes’ in August which went down deliciously well with all.
To fill the gap in September Misty happily came along to set us a quiz challenge which was varied and stretched us to the full. As last year the general knowledge quiz made an interesting change to the normal speaker and allowed all our competitive instincts to surface in teams of 4/5. Results: Continue reading →
Please note we have a change to our published programme for the meeting on the 21st August. This month will be an evening with Dinah Ward, ‘Decorating and Eating Cupcakes’ which was originally scheduled for September. New visitors are very welcome, if you are interested in joining us for the evening please call the secretary, Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 to ensure we have a cupcake waiting for you!!
CAMEO CLUB OF KIRKBY ON BAIN AND ROUGHTON- July Meeting
On 17th July Sadie Hirst from Woodhall Spa gave us a very interesting talk called ‘Off the Beeton Track’ Vintage Cook Books. Being involved in the well known butcher’s shop in Woodhall she felt her long interest in cook books sat very comfortably with the shop and the re-creation of recipes from the books she has been collecting over the last twelve years. She feels baking is ‘in her blood’. She said that cookery books speak much more than just the recipes but that she has found all sorts of interesting items within the pages detailing often the life history of the person who owned them and often contained a social record of the time. Continue reading →
The next next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club is Tuesday 17th July. All are very welcome; if you think you may like to join please come along to Roughton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Please note, change of talk – we still have Sadie Hirst giving the talk but the topic is now ‘Off the Beaten Track, Vintage Cookery Books’.
On Tuesday 19th June speaker Christine Chapman gave us a very interesting talk on ‘Lincolnshire Ladies and the Vote’. 2018 being the centenary of the gaining of women’s suffrage, this was a very relevant subject and Christine added to the interest by naming women activists in the Lincolnshire area.
The suffragette colours were Green, White and Violet and Christine pointed out that these initials could stand for Give Women Votes.
She was keen say that these were real women who believed that men and women should be given the same opportunities. However, in 1832 only one in seven men even had the chance or took the opportunity to vote themselves. The fight for women’s suffrage took place with the terrible backdrop of the Great War where women took on roles vacated by the fighting men. Continue reading →
On 15th May we had a visit from Chas Tibble on behalf of Skegness RNLI.
He gave us a very enlightening presentation and slide show starting with the history of the lifeboat service, on our part of the east coast, beginning with the first boats manned by ten and then twelve oarsmen, up to the most modern Shannon class fibre glass boat, ‘The Joel and April Gunnill’, which went into commission in 2017.
He stressed that the majority of crew are volunteers, often with family tradition, who give up their time and risk their lives to save people at sea, regardless of the conditions. Statistics from 2016 show 431 lives were saved and 8643 people rescued for one reason or the other.
He showed us some amazing early photos of the rowing boats setting out in ginormous seas, a lifeboat first stationed at Gibraltar Point from 1825 then moving gradually up the coast to Tower Esplanade in 1990. Continue reading →