restored from 13/12/2019
We had an amazingly festive evening at Berrycroft Hub last night with historian Sally Pointer presenting our Christmas lecture on the origins of the smells we associated with midwinter.
We learnt about the customs & traditions that have been adapted over time to what we embrace today. Then whilst getting chance to smell samples, we began to appreciate the locations and lengths people went to to gather these herbs, spices & resins throughout history.
Sally was a fantastically engaging speaker & the hour flew by! This was followed by the chance to make a pomander or a scented sachet whilst enjoying another mulled wine & continuing discussions.
Everyone left clutching their ‘festive smelly’ feeling very Christmassy indeed!