TIME was the appropriate subject of a Walberton group’s silver jubilee celebrations.
The 25th anniversary of Walberton Decorative and Fine Arts Society featured ‘highly entertaining’ speaker Kevin Karney.
He took along a fascinating display of chronometers from ancient to modern to illustrate his subject – Telling the Time.
He spoke about the range of ways in which time had been recorded – by using the sun, the moon and the stars as well as burning wax, flowing sand and the more modern buzz of quartz and caesium atom.
The lecture at Yapton Village Hall last Tuesday was followed by a celebration party in which members of the society chose to mark the occasion in traditional fashion.
Margaret Robertson, chairman of the society, said: “ It was a great event – a very friendly happy occasion with a good mix of old and new members.
“There was a wonderful spread of canapes and cocktails made and served by members and a highly entertaining speaker, Kevin Karney. About 100 members attended, including about a dozen founder members and former chairmen of the society.
“The long-standing members enjoyed a chance to meet old friends, reminisce and share memories while, for the more recent members, it was the ideal opportunity to make new friends. The hall buzzed with conversation as members celebrated past achievements and raised a glass to toast Walberton past, present and future.”
The society aims to inform and entertain as well as being a place to make friends. Its lectures have included all aspects of the arts, as well as visits to a variety of historic houses and exhibitions.
“Where else could you enjoy expert talks ranging from sculpture to sewers, Surrealism to stained glass?” said Mrs Robertson.
It welcomes guests and new members to its meetings at 2pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except August and December, at Yapton Village Hall. Details from Nigel Jolley, on 01243 542487 or www.walbertondfas.org.uk.