Lapworth Ladies Supper Club

Lapworth Ladies meet monthly on the first Wednesday of every month, from October to March (see Programme for 2017/18).  Meetings take place at various venues (hotels and golf clubs) within easy travelling distance of Lapworth, and they include a three course meal and an after dinner speaker.  The talks are both informative and entertaining.  If you are interested in joining the Supper Club, please feel free to contact Jacqui 785022, Yvonne 783595 or Heather 783638 for more information.

 


 

On Wednesday 1st November, Lapworth Ladies Supper Club met at Packwood Garden Kitchen Cafe.  Almost everyone from the Club was there to listen to Jason Dean, the Fire Investigation Officer.  After a very enjoyable meal of curried squash tart, followed by honey pork casserole then lemon posset and blackberry pudding, Jason told us about some of the varied and difficult aspects of his job.  We learned that they use a fire investigation dog team who are trained to sniff out eleven different accelerants, and that a lighted cigarette cannot ignite petrol vapour but that lighting a cigarette certainly can!

Jason explained that his team are called out to serious fires that may end up as being a murder or a crime scene, and that they go with an open mind treating each fire as a crime scene so as much evidence is preserved as possible.  He told us about one particular event that turned out to be much more serious than was first thought.

Jason also gave us some useful fire safety advice and suggested that our local fire station would be happy to do a Safe and Well visit to check our homes.

The vote of thanks was given by Shirley Lowe, who made us all smile at her story about her mother and the visiting fire officer!

 

The next meeting is at Hogarths Hotel onWednesday 6th December 2017.

Heather Day would like your payment and form by 21st November at the latest.

We look forward to seeing you there.


On Wednesday 4th October, Lapworth Ladies Supper Club met at Copt Heath Golf Club.

We were treated to a delicious meal which included lemon risotto cake and smoked salmon, blade of beef with an ale and fresh herb jus, parmentier potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

The speaker was Fiona Joseph who talked about Beatrice, the Cadbury heiress who gave away her fortune. We found out quite a lot about the Cadbury family and how Beatrice was quite a rebel in her time with very high ideals!  Fiona Joseph has written a book about her and a few people bought a copy so they could read more about Beatrice.