GMS Notes No.44. February 2012

Flower of the Month




No wildflower this month - I was unable to find any new ones! Never mind, it gives me a chance to feature an iconic patch of golden crocuses. Planted by the Parish Council to mark the Millennium the symbol Y2K can still be seen clearly after twelve years.

I don’t know whether any maintenance has been done over the years. If not it is a remarkable survival. They can be seen in all their glory near the bus stop opposite Mongeham Church Close.



Last Month’s Meeting


At our first meeting of the new year Ralph Hoult took us on a trip down memory lane with his images of old Ramsgate. His collection of old photographs has accumulated over the years as people, admiring his shop window display, gave him their own. Pre-war photographs and postcards conjured up a bygone age when people came in their thousands for a day out at the seaside. However it was the post-war photographs which brought back fond memories for many of our members. Ralph also presented each of us with a small memento and the evening was rounded off with cheese and wine. An excellent start to the year.



Carols at the Christmas Tree


Mongeham_singersLast month I reported on our inaugural carol singing around the Christmas tree on the village green. Cynthia Tucker took some photographs of the event and has kindly allowed me to use them. As you can see we were all rugged up for the occasion and sang with great gusto.  2_men_singing





February Meeting




This month our secretary, Sajjad Afzal-Woodward will discuss the work of controversial architect Christopher Alexander. He has written books on his theories and his architecture incorporates user participation. The concept seems fascinating and I am looking forward to having his work explained to me. We meet in the Village Hall at 7.30 on Thursday 23rd February.




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