Rosemary and I are keen supporters of the Cambridge Society. We have been on every weekend trip organised by the Berkshire branch of the Cambridge Alumni, bar the first two. There will be pictures in this gallery for most these weekends, except the weekend where I inadvertently deleted all the pictures, including the naked gardeners.
We also attend the alumni weekend in Cambridge in September, often staying in college accommodation to relive my student days. Not so many pictures of those. As an Alumni member of Caius college we also attend their May week garden party.
13th June saw us visiting Gonville and Caius for lunch, and speeches for the support from the college alumni. The feast was marvellous and scrumptious, with whole crabs by the plate. We met up with Richard and Andrea.
We all drove over to Caius Field to watch the May Bumps. Caius has won head of the river for several years, last year was not a successful year, and Caius dropped down to fourth. This year was a recovery year, and Caius had made two bumps and was lying second. Alas we were not to see a win. Trinity First and Third held on with grim determination.
The annual three day Berkshire Cambridge Society weekend away happened on May13th - May 15th. The weekend started in Gloucester where we had a tour of Gloucester Cathedral, climbing the 249 steps to the top of the tower. On route to the top we stopped to admire the roof space and fire prevention measures and the bells. Following the tower tour, was a tour of the cathedral, and the Harry Potter Cloisters. I was even shown where Catherine used to climb the tower when she was a teenager living in Gloucester.
The annual Berkshire Cambridge Society weekend away on the 24th - 26th May saw us meet in Worcester, visit the Cathedral and Worcester museum, walk the Malverns, visit the 'Malvern water cure' sites, go on the Elgar's birthplace and finally visit Croome Court.
Cambridge Society visit to Carmarthenshire, May 16th - May 18th. Visits to Dolaucothi Gold mine, Talley Abbey, Dinefwr Castle and Newton House, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Aberglasney Gardens and the Gwili heritage railway at Bronwydd Arms.
Cambridge Society weekend away. Colchester and Constable country. Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May 2016. Visit to Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Coggeshall and Paycockes House, Copford Church, Flatford Mill, Denham, Sir Alfred Munnings, Colchester and the castle.