This year the Ladies’ Lunch was held at Oakley Hall the converted Georgian manor house with connections to Jane Austen.
In splendid surroundings even the inclement weather couldn’t put a dampener on the occasion that was enjoyed by members and their wives and partners. Good food, fine wine and great company was complemented with a raffle of various types of alcoholic beverage.
The guest of honour for lunch was Julia Taylor, the President of Ladies’ Probus in Basingstoke.
After lunch Bryan Nagle, one of our members who is also a member of the Jane Austen Society, gave a short address on this famous local authoress. Assisted by his wife Sheila the pair are a veritable fount of knowledge on all things to do with Jane Austen.
Thanks are due to Alan and Liliane May, who as usual, organised everything with precision, ably assisted by Rob Hopkins with support from Richard Stettner.