Phil Bowen gave us a fun and informative, illustrated talk on Osborne House. It really is a time capsule, left just as it was when the family were living there. It must have been lovely for the royal children to have the freedom of the grounds and the beach where they could play safely, away from the public gaze, as they were growing up. Phil always livens up his lessons (he is a retired headmaster) with a test and prizes.
Two members of Phil's family are running in the London Marathon tomorrow in support of the Roy Castle Trust, in memory of his daughter who sadly died of lung cancer at a very young age. So we gave him our raffle money to sponsor them.
We were pleased to welcome a new member who thoroughly enjoyed herself and said she is looking forward to coming back again next month.