September 2015 extra!

At the most recent CMC Extra meeting on 21st September, the theme was Victorian Britain. Members watched a documentary film illustrating the momentous events of Queen Victoria’s long reign (recently surpassed by our present Queen). This was a period of rapid and stupendous change driven by the industrial Revolution, the expansion of the Empire, social change and greatly improved life expectancy. There were many interesting comparisons with today’s technological revolution and social dilemmas.

After a ‘Victoriana’ quiz, members tucked into tea and home baked cakes. The afternoon was rounded off with a very enjoyable game of Music Bingo.

The next meetings of the Crantock Memory Café will be on Monday 5th October, when there will be a reminiscence session on Harvest time followed by a cream tea. The Memory Café Extra on Monday 19th October will feature a programme on the history of London’s East End and a trial of a new game called Dog Bingo! (developed in Barking presumably?).