Photo: Stephen Bradford-Best

The Society’s Christmas meeting was held on the evening of Friday 1st December at Church House. An excellent seasonal buffet, efficiently provided by Taste Buds in Bancroft, was supplemented with a Chairman’s Quiz, an illustrated talk by Bridget Howlett on ‘William Wilshere’s Food‘ including flavours of his Christmas fare and Georgian dining in Hitchin more generally, and a raffle (raising over £100) in aid of our local Samaritans branch based in Paynes Park. Almost sixty members attended; the picture shows Bridget in full flow.