About a dozen members enjoyed our first ever dining-out evening of good food and good company at the Hartford Mill, and are now organising an evening out at the cinema.
At our November meeting we had a rubbish talk (honestly!) from Nick King who works for Amey’s, the firm that runs the Cambridgeshire waste management plant near Waterbeach. To illustrate his talk Nick was accompanied by seven ‘colleagues’. These life-size figurines were created by the sculptress Michelle Reader and modelled on seven of her friends using the recyclable materials that they each had collected over a three week period.
He explained how each type of material is separated out, processed and sold on for further use and to defray costs. Nick answered endless questions on what goes in which of our bins and why then, as an ex-teacher, demonstrated some of the work he does in schools to inform and involve the pupils in creating simple, or at times complex, models of items that can be made from recyclable materials – a truly Blue Peter experience! Altogether a fascinating, entertaining and informative evening.
Our Christmas lunch is being held in early December at The Grand Piano restaurant in Godmanchester.
Lyrical Voices, our choir, will be singing at Ely Cathedral on 5th December as part of the annual Papworth Hospital Carol Service then, on 17th December, will be entertaining the residents of Field Lodge in St. Ives.
Our meeting on 16th December will be a purely social evening and Christmas celebration with entertainment from the folk duo ‘Silver Lining’, seasonal refreshments and, of course, ending with some carols.