VENUE Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth
Vic Emmerson, President of Cockermouth Speakers Club, opened the meeting and welcomed guests from other clubs before handing over to the chairman for the night, Peter Hodgson. This was a very special meeting with the accent on ‘fun’, members supplied a number of objects, which were to be discussed on the lines of the ‘Antiques Roadshow’. Peter selected the objects, chose a couple, one as the ‘expert valuer’, the other as the ‘owner’ of the object, each couple was allowed 5 minutes to enlarge on the subject and with the accent on ‘fun’, a lot of humour was generated; among the objects were a rusty old sword, crystal beads, which Vivian, as the ‘expert’, informed us that it was a hat!, nautical object, powder horn and magician’s contraption. each couple approached the subject in a different way, adding much variation to evenings entertainment. The meeting could have been quite a challenging one, despite the ‘fun’ theme, but members remarked that they enjoyed themselves and also learned from it.