The Sheila Kaye-Smith Society

LITTLE England was the book by Sheila Kaye-Smith which we chose to explore in depth this year and in June Sheila Bristow helped us celebrate Founder’s Day by demonstrating a charming flower arrangement using mostly English wild flowers on the Little England theme.

Sadly our scheduled talk on The University of the Third Age – to be given by Jo Cooper on July 13, had to be postponed, but the meeting was saved by Janet Broderick Ward who spoke most entertainingly on the book, 84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff and revealed that she had been an extra on the film, which starred Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft.

Once again, the summer Garden Party was hosted by Sheila Bristow in her lovely garden and was a most agreeable success.

The AGM will take place on September 14 and there will also be a book sale. Here are some further dates completing our programme for 2013; October 19, The Barbara Laming Memorial Lecture will be given by Judith Kinnison Bourke entitled The Life of Elsie Bowerman, a Survivor of the Titanic. On November 9, The Rev. P. Streeter will add the final touch to our 2013 study by discussing Little England.

We meet at Filsham Hall, at the top of Filsham Road at 2.30pm and visitors are very welcome. Please ring our secretary on 422139 if you would like further information.