Our first meeting of spring was on Monday 21st March – the talk was’Cheshire Murders’ by Alan Hayhurst.
Alan writes for the History Press and has four books in their True Crime History series.He told us about 4 different murders in Cheshire – he has spent many hours visiting the scenes detailed in his books, as well as researching original documents and talking to people who have memories of the individual crimes – and this resulted in quite an enthralling 45 minutes.
We also discussed arrangements for our upcoming coffee morning (2nd April), our well dressing board (being created the week leading up to the Disley well dressing weekend 11th/12th June)
The Lunch/Supper club told us about their lunch at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal. The restaurant uses quality, fresh and locally sourced produce to create classic dishes with a modern British twist, and is designed to transform the lives of women prisoners through work-based training and education.
[The women working in the restaurant are working towards City & Guilds NVQs in Food Service and Food Preparation and will be mentored following their release, to help them find employment within the UK hospitality industry.]
The Thursday book club had read ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ by Emma Healey – very mixed opinions