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Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
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Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
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Visit to Charles Darwin’s Down House

 

Down House Visit Down House

photos by Sheila Cragg
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On 17th September a party of approximately 20  members and partners visited Down House at Downe, the old home of Charles Darwin, the visit having been arranged by Vocational Service committee.

After a tour of the house, which is set out to show his life and some of the artefacts which were important in formulating his evolutionary theory, a light lunch in the garden was followed by a tour of the grounds under the expert guidance of the Head Gardener – appropriately named Rowan. A small weed patch, we were assured, proved that 1 in 8 plants survived long enough to have viable offspring – both in Darwin’s time and today, whilst  a curious circular stone with a metal centre permitted precise measurement of the rate at which the action of earthworms causes the surface of the earth to drop.
 
A lovely day meant an enjoyable and informative trip

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