Cameo club update: latest news

From Maura Dormer

Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club enjoyed an outing to Anwick Garden Centre last month. Many thanks to the staff there who showed us around the centre and then kindly answered many questions and queries over tea and biscuits, the perfect way to garden!! A very enjoyable evening.

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at the beginning of this month with an afternoon tea party in the gardens of one of our members, Maureen Jordan. We were so lucky to have a beautiful day and were able to sit in the garden and appreciate an English summer afternoon. Our group reformed in 1992 after some years of not meeting. We were fortunate to have some of the original members from 1992 attend, many of whom are still active in the group. Chairperson, Sue Wright gave a short speech looking back over the years, the group have had many exciting trips and speakers and have donated over £5,500 to various charities over the 25 years. Many thanks to Maureen and her husband Keith for all of their work and also to Sue Kind who provided an amazing afternoon tea.

We next meet on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall. Our speaker will be telling us of Chatsworth, past and present. Visitors and new members are very welcome – please either just come along or call me for more details.

Maura Dormer, Secretary
07708 947992

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Cameo club update: Petwood, the early years

From Bessie Major:

CAMEO Club – Kirkby on Bain

On 21st February Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox gave us a most delightful talk and presentation on ‘The Petwood Hotel’ which took us back to before the Second World War – the very early stages, when it was built as a very large bungalow for Sir John Blundell Maples’ daughter, Grace.

The slides showed us the bungalow as it was and explained how it was sold to be a hotel. We were taken on the journey from the early stages of building and then made even larger to be the Petwood Hotel. The talk also gave us a brief history of the family. We are most grateful for Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox’s time and presentation and hope they will return next year to continue the story. Continue reading

Cameo update 2017/18

cameo_wordcloud_square_150Cameo invites ladies to join this thriving club, which meets at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall on the third Tuesday of the month. Secretary Maura Dormer said: “Either speak with one of the committee members or just come along to Roughton Village Hall”. Maura has also released the programme of events for 2017 / 18:

 

  • 21st March: Stuart Lowe, ‘Wood Turning’ a talk and demonstration.
  • 18th April: Peter Skipworth, ‘A Walk in the Wolds with Claire Balding’.

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Cameo update September 2016

cameo_wordcloud_square_150From Maura Dormer:

On Septemer 20 we had a very well supported evening to hear a talk given by Ian Carroll, a First Responder with LIVES. Ian gave a very interesting talk on the history of LIVES which, together with a power point presentation and display of the vast array of equipment. He gave us all an insight into the incredibly valuable and life saving work they undertake every day of the year and demonstrated the basics of CPR, and explained the use of defibrillators. Something we hope we will never need to put into practice but it could be life-saving! Many thanks Ian. Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting: full house!

The 2016 Kirby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted over 50 local people and invited guests last evening, filling the school hall almost to capacity. Opened by Parish Council Chairman Sam Midgley and compered by Councillor Martin Briscombe, the event certainly lived up to our expectations.

The show got off to a flying start as pupils from Oak Class presented an engaging, and at times touching, picture of school life, making good use of the excellent audio-visual facilities offered by the state-of-the-art school hall, before a series of presentations by local people representing community groups. Continue reading