An Enjoyable and Informative Afternoon

On Saturday 13th April 2024, The Gardens Residents’ Association presented “A Slice of Woolsthorpe” talk at Village Hall, which was very interesting, and was well attended by villagers and visitors from Sedgebrook and Newark.

The talk was a tour of Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Isaac Newton, where he made his significant discoveries splitting sunlight into the colours of the rainbow, and developing his theory of gravity. It was given by Janice Moulds,an experienced National Trust Guide, who lives in The Gardens. Not only did she include information about Newton’s family, she included a lot about the derivation of English sayings likeNe’er (Never) cast a clout ’til May be out”, and superstitions like taking hawthorn blossom into a house being thought to invite illness and death.

After the talk, tea and coffee were served with apple themed refreshments like apple pie, apple crumble, apple cake and apple flavoured hot cross buns. There was also a bric a brac stall which also proved popular. The afternoon raised just over £135 towards The Gardens funds.

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