We had our usual summer break during August this year but several members enjoyed travelling back to the golden age of luxury rail travel and indulged in a delicious cream tea at Carriages of Fen Drayton, Cambridge. From the moment you step into the 1920’s station, you are transported back to this romantic era with all its luxury and decadence.
The highest attention to detail has been paid to creating this very special venue from the original Pullman style Carriages, separate armchairs, locally grown ingredients in the Victorian Garden and enticing menu of traditional English Afternoon Tea with a contemporary twist.
Members’ social evening to support a MacMillan fundraising event was the theme for our September meeting. Several members brought along cakes to purchase and eat on the night, or to take home and we enjoyed taking a chance and guessing the number of spots on the cake and another finding the pot of gold – a fantastic £150 was raised on the night.
Along with the fundraising our members tried their hand at Origami! Cutting out and making doyleys – it came quite naturally to some, but for others it was a hilarious disaster!
Members were very generous again this year bringing along bulbs to be planted in the Village so hopefully next Spring should bring much pleasure to the people of Papworth.
Our lunch this month was held at the Hartford Marina in Huntingdon.