Debauchery in De Beauvoir? For our September meeting we enjoyed a hugely entertaining and informative talk from Eleanor Bloom about Georgian London and the culture of gin houses and the darker side of the East End. How the madness associated with gin was due to a blight on the grain and why they really wore those stupendous wigs. We also enjoyed some delicious gin cocktails and a lemon and cucumber cake with gin icing.
Plus Jessie from Solace Women’s Aid told us more about the work they do with women and children fleeing domestic violence and explained how our monthly donations are used in the welcome packs they give every family arriving at the refuges they run across London
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This sounds wonderful, and I’m really sorry that I’ve got a work dinner to attend and won’t be able to come. My friend Jacqueline and I had put ourselves down to do the food at the September meeting – is there any way we could swap with someone and do October or November instead? Jacquie Xxx
Hi Jacque, sorry to hear that you can’t make it. That’s no problem about helping with the refreshments. We look forward to seeing you at our October meeting.