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AGM followed by ‘Straw Bears and Onion Fayres’ talk (Online)
Thursday, 27th October 2022, 18:00 - 20:30Free
We are encouraging as many members as possible to attend, it will be an interesting review of the year’s events and a fascinating talk from our outgoing President.
This will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out and also displayed on this page closer to the time, please keep a look out.
‘Straw Bears and Onion Fayres’ Talk by Roy Vickery
Our former president will discuss some of the events which he has attended as part of his search for plant folklore, a subject which he has studied since the late 1970s. These range from the Whittlesea straw bear early in January, Whit branches at Pentecost, Peak District well-dressings throughout the summer, the giant pumpkin competition in October, a mistletoe festival in December, and anything else he can squeeze into 45 minutes. For a preview, visit: www.plant-lore.com
About the SLBI
The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thank you.
Whittlesea straw bear, Cambridgeshire, 2017