5 of us went to this year's ACM at the 3 Counties Showground.
The meeting started with an uplifting rendition of Jerusalem. Business followed then we had a short presentation by Richard Tomkinson; Richard is the owner of Rosebank Vineyard where the grapes for the WFWI Centenary wine were grown. He gave an informed account of how the wine came to be made. Bottles of the wine were on sale (& we have bought some bottles ready for our own celebrations in 2018!).
The morning finished with a talk by Ben Cooper, an antique dealer who is frequently on Bargain Hunt. He gave an entertaining talk on his working life and his involvement with Bargain Hunt.
During the lunch break, we had an opportunity to marvel at the fabulous entries in the various competitions and buy home made crafts and produce.
Now Prue Leith had been booked as the guest speaker for the afternoon and many of us were looking forward to hear her talk; so it was such a shame that she had had to cancel at short notice! However, despite this short notice another speaker had been found to entertain us - Alison Sharman. Her CV was an impressive one including being the Controller BBC 1 Daytime. She had been instrumental in bring to our screens such delights as Masterchef, Bargain Hunt, Tipping Point to name but a few. She explained how she became interested in food and cooking, how her involvement in the various programmes came about. Her work has clearly been a mission of love and inspiration.
Finally after the presentation of prizes and a singing of the National Anthem, we went along our way home.