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The Mickleton Society – October 2007

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(From the noticeboard section of the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

Berkeley Castle, GloucestershireThe Mickleton Society was due to visit Kelmscott Manor on 6th September but the trip had to be cancelled because of the recent flooding problems. At short notice, a visit to Berkeley Castle was arranged for the same date and 34 people set off that morning. The weather was excellent and the visit to the Castle was enjoyed by all. Our ticket also included a visit to the Edward Jenner museum and this, too, was greatly enjoyed. Edward Jenner lived in a beautiful house next door to the Castle. He was, amongst several other accomplishments, a country doctor but is famous for inventing smallpox vaccination – the leaflet says that this discovery was responsible for saving more lives than the work of any other man. There are some quite fascinating relics and photographs in the museum. A very good day was had by all and special thanks are due to Janet Walmsley for arranging this trip at such very short notice. Our winter 2007 program commences on Tuesday October 2nd in King George’s hall at 7.30pm with a talk entitled “Bess of Hardwick”, followed on Tuesday 6th November with “Sahara Marathon”; the final 2007 event being our annual Christmas supper on Friday December 7th. Christmas supper tickets are now on sale and going rapidly! Marguerite Bell will be catering for us again, to her usual high standard and this year there will be entertainment by a member of the Magic Circle. Tickets will be on sale at both the October and November meetings, with the price held at £13. Alternatively they can be obtained from Sandra Barlow (contact us for details), who be pleased to seat you with your friends, if you let her know by November 14th. I am sure you all know early booking is essential as this event is always a sell out.

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