Free public talk at Knowle Village Hall, all welcome, ‘bring a friend’!
Monday 16 September 2019
Kath Reynolds is keen on reminiscence and, as a former librarian, has an eye for detail. She has spent a great many years of collecting stories, memories and musings and her talks reflect this.
For her hour in the Village Hall next Monday, she will concentrate on food memories. The nation’s diet has changed markedly over our lifetimes, firstly with the availability of the refrigerator and the freezer, then with the advent of the ready meal and, of course, with the eventual arrival of almost unheard of modern favourites such Pad Thai and Fajitas.
Kath, though, will be turning her back on modern dishes and winding back the clock through the decades to remind us of brands we loved, and a few we might have hated. As she reviews the impact of early convenience food, she will feature some that are long lost and some that still limp along with vastly diminished sales, as well as once familiar packaging from the corner stores of yesteryear.
From Nesquik to Angel Delight to Chianti (but always in a basket) Kath will rekindle your memories of shopping and cooking half a century past.
All welcome, as ever at our talks, at 8pm on Monday 16th.
We have had reports of residents being approached with offers to repair their driveways by people claiming that they represent, or are acting with the support of, the Council. We have been informed by the Council that it is in no way involved with such a scheme. Be alert, anyone who is willing to tell such tales is unlikely to be honest about the quality of their work.
Each year, in September, organisations and historic places celebrate their past history. This year Knowle Society Local History Committee is running several events.
SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10am – 3pm
‘THE WAY WE USED TO LIVE’
A display upstairs in Knowle Library of various artefacts from our archives and on loan, with an accompanying quiz aimed at children aged approx. 8 – 12 years old.
There will also be a quiz for 4 – 7 years old which will involve the children with appropriate adults walking the High Street. The winner of each quiz will receive a prize of £10.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10am – 3pm
‘SCRAP BOOKS & PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS’
A variety of these from our archives and from different eras will be available for visitors to look through at their leisure throughout the day. Where possible copies may be ordered with the understanding that where appropriate, copyright lies with Knowle Society.
Also on 21 SEPTEMBER at 12 noon
‘TOUR OF CHESTER HOUSE (KNOWLE LlBRARY)
& THE KNOT GARDEN’.
Chester House is the oldest building on the High Street and anyone wishing to know more about it and its history should assemble, depending on weather, either in the courtyard of the library or inside the reception area at 12 noon to join a conducted tour led by Dave Pinwell.