Enjoyable nights out
Old Buckenham's Social and Wine Circle ended its 2014 series of meetings with a relaxed party-type evening and a fish and chip supper. This was the conclusion to a year of interesting talks on subjects as varied as water towers, the local airfield and Coleman's mustard.
This organisation goes back to the days when it seemed everyone was making homemade wine and beer leading to each village having competitions amongst themselves and surrounding villages. The interest in homemade wine has waned but the club still meets monthly in the Church Rooms in Old Buckenham as a social activity and arranges a series of talks on varied subjects.
The new series of 2015 meetings will start on Thursday 8 January when Peter and Kathy Fleckney will be talking about their visit to the North Island of New Zealand. Other subjects during the year will include the role of a modern day funeral director, the Eaton Park Railway, a visit to a stained glass repair workshop, life in medieval England and a romp through the life of Henry VIII.
There is no formal membership, just £1 to pay each meeting (and probably another £1 on raffle tickets). If you are interested just come along to the Church Rooms around 7.30pm on Thursday 8 January for the talk that begins at 7.45pm. And you can bring some wine or other beverage if you wish...