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Cavendish & District Horticultural Society

Hort soc Flower Competition

Horticultural Society Show at Cavendish Village Fete (photo by Ann Bolitho)

This is a long-standing society (founded 1908) for all people interested in plants and cultivation. We have talks, outings and fun, and once a year are part of the village fete in the marquee on The Green.

Our members are of all types and interest, from beginners to experienced, and we all welcome new members; come and see us as a visitor – we would love to have you. Membership is £10 per year, outings generally in shared cars, and we meet in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 on the first Monday of the month (No meeting in January). We also have a splendid Plant Fair in May.

Our next event is on 6th December; A Poetry Reading by Jill Burrows entitled: Winter Words III

For our 2022 programme of events click here Horticultural Society Programme 2022 

For more information about the society and events, please contact Isobel Clark on 01787 280648


Cavendish Local History Society

Local History Society pic 

Cavendish Local Area from A Vision of Britain through Time (GB Historical GIS Project, University of Portsmouth)


The aim of the Local History Society is to provide a broad insight into aspects of local history as well as subject of a more general interest. The society also arranges visits to places of local historical interest such as Melford Hall, Suffolk churches and Bury St Edmunds. And there is a much enjoyed annual cheese and wine evening with less emphasis on anything local or historical.

New members are of course, always welcome. For more information, please contact Brian Kemp on 01787 282145


Cavendish Theatre Club

TheatreClubLogoThe Cavendish Theatre Club is relatively new to the village having been started just a little more than three years ago. The objective is to provide visits to various theatres so see a variety of performances with something to suit all tastes.

In that time we have increased our membership steadily but we would welcome more. Although the core interest remains in the village we seek to encourage further patrons from beyond to join us — an added attraction is there is no membership fee.

We have embarked on some fifteen or so outings since inauguration most of which were fully taken up, we always invite feedback and comment as to choice of outings. Most trips are Matinee performances embarking from the George but other pick-up points are offered if on route.

We also have a ‘Cheese and Wine’ evening annually to invite suggestions and exchange views so we are able to improve our operation. We plan to issue a questionnaire in the near future to gather information to further improve the entertainment experience.

So why not give us a try — all that is required is your email address (which is kept confidential) so that you are kept informed of all activities. 

Contact: Alice Boucher on 01787 281343


Cavendish Care

Cavendish Care provides a car service to take villagers to hospitals, chiropodists, dentists and other care-related or simply necessary venues. There is no charge, but a donation to defray the cost of petrol is rarely if ever refused.

On Friday mornings we meet for coffee and a chat in various houses in the village; the venues are listed in the Cavendish Magazine each month. Transport to these coffee mornings can be arranged. Outings to interesting places are organised throughout the year and these are also advertised in the Magazine.

If you need help – please call us.  If you would like to help by participating in Cavendish Care as a driver or in any other way, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Charity Commission Registration number 1002039

Contacts
For information, contact Pat Verrinder 01787 280662
For transport, contact Mary O’Neil on 07542 562390


The Illuminators

The Illuminators create the seasonal display of lights around the village at Christmas.  For more information, contact Chris Callegari on 01787 280355