September 2018 Extra

Guests braved strong winds to enjoy a meeting focusing on the 1960’s. Most people had fond memories of this extraordinary decade. The popular myth that “if you can remember the 60’s you probably weren’t there” is clearly untrue, at least for these residents of the Crantock area.

After our usual word search and ‘Sparkle’ quiz, Richard introduced the session by showing a film based on Pathe and TV news clips plus contemporary advertisements. This reminded us of the high and low points of the decade, starting with the wedding of Princess Margaret, followed by the space flight of Yuri Gagarin, the Berlin Wall, the Cuba Missile Crisis, Marilyn Monroe, the assassination of President Kennedy, the death of Winston Churchill, the Aberfan disaster and the murder of Martin Luther King. However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom.  There were fond memories of England winning the world cup, Beatlemania, and the distinctive fashions of the time led by Mary Quant and Carnaby Street and topped off by some unusual hairstyles.

After a break for tea and homemade cakes, Joan led an enjoyable session of Musical Bingo, with singing along to the music. The meeting ended with Richard giving the answers to our ‘This Week in History’ quiz.
The next meeting will be on Monday October 1st at 2pm in Crantock Village Hall.