October 2016 Extra

Over the months at our Memory Cafe Extra afternoons, our visitors have been introduced to a number of interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics, and our October cafe was no exception! A lively group of guests were introduced to Reverend Canon Michael Moxon – now a Newquay resident, but in the 1990s Chaplain to the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Michael held us all spellbound as he gave us a background history of the magnificent castle and its inhabitants, before telling us a number of wonderful anecdotes about his professional experiences working and living close to the Royal Family and those residing in the confines of Windsor Great Park.

We were privileged to see royal photographs, personal letters and cards which gave an insight into the more private and personal side of the Royal Family not normally seen during public engagements and in the media.
Michael obviously had very fond and happy memories of his eight years serving at Windsor and it was a privilege to see the Royal Victorian Order medal presented to him by the Queen on his retirement.

As usual, there was a word search (Windsor based) and a quiz which Michael was able to help with!
A delicious afternoon tea followed and a vote of thanks, on behalf of a very appreciative audience was given by Richard to Rev. Canon Moxon. The afternoon was rounded off with a game of Bird Bingo!

We were delighted to welcome new guests this afternoon and we look forward to opening again from 2pm – 4pm on Monday 7th November and Monday 21st November. Crantock Memory Cafe is open to anyone concerned about memory loss - for more information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.