The monthly meeting was held on Monday 23rd October. The speaker was Dr Brian Schneider who gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘Murder, Madness and the OED’ [A history of dictionaries and the OED. In particular Sir James Murray who was the primary editor of the OED) from 1879 until his death; and and one of the largest contributors to the OED, Dr. W. C. Minor, who was held in a lunatic asylum for murder during the time of his contribution to the OED]
William Chester Minor
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
Thursday Book Club read “Knowledge of Angels” by June Paton Walsh and the Monday Book Club is reading “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald
5 Disley Detectives solved the murder of Jimmy Johnson, nightclub owner, in Manchester. (Manhunt is a murder-mystery event – see website manhuntmanchester) They got a little soggy but those grey cells still worked! They even met Hercule Poirot!
The Bridge Club met at Yvonne B’s house
There was a ‘craft club social’ aka a drink in the Rams Head 🙂
Lunch/ Supper Club had supper at Turquoise in Bramhall (Mediterranean cuisine)
Lots of members gathered at the community centre to make leaves for our poppy project
The Craft Workshop was Piano Hinge Book Binding
A few members had a trip to the Vintage Home Show at the Victoria Baths in Manchester. A very successful shopping trip – not so successful at getting a slice of homemade cake!