The Maulds Meaburn Village Institute Trustees wish to express our heartfelt thanks for some particularly useful recent help. We’d like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Green for the excellent Robson Room curtains. What a difference they make! They are very elegant and well-made and nicely complete the room. All agree that the new curtains in both rooms have much improved the acoustics and the atmosphere.
Also on the subject of essential infrastructure, we’d like to thank Ged Williamson and Tom Varley for making and installing the Institute’s superb bar. They made a really nice job of it and it will stand by the community, and vice versa for years to come!
We are also grateful to those gentlemen and The Hellfire Club for their substantial donation.
A big thank you also to Sheila Smith, Margaret Jarvis, and the Ladies Group, for their donation from the ‘Pie and Poems’ evening, it was a very fun and well attended event.
On the subject of great events, Maureen Newrick deserves our thanks, three cheers and a pat on the back for organizing our MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart’s highly popular and thoroughly engaging talk on Afghanistan. Tickets all sold-out well in advance. Our thanks again, to Rory for providing an illuminating evening and a large injection of funds for our Institute.
It is also our pleasure to thank John Wood of Crosby Lodge, for the kind donation of stone for the north wall, which is now complete, looking grand and is topped with soil that can be planted with House Leeks (Sempervivum) and other suitable rock garden succulents and herbs. If you can spare any such nice plants off your wall to colonise the soil it will get the floral cover off to a flying start.
Last but not least, our thanks to all The Friends of MMVI and to all who come along to the events here. There are more great events in the pipeline too with a Fashion Show scheduled for October 26th and we are happy to state that we’ll have much to celebrate at the MMVI Anniversary Supper before the fireworks on November 5th, resuming with open bar afterwards!