Local historian Bob Hutchinson and Janet Kelly gave two brilliant talks about the history of Amberley on 4 November and 2 December: Amberley People in the Past and The Changing Face of Amberley. The first talk concentrated on the people of the village, and the second on the village itself. Bob and Janet offered a wonderful double act, with Janet providing very personal observations on individual inhabitants, several of whom were her own ancestors. A final photograph showed Janet herself as a child, as a bridesmaid at a village wedding. The church was almost filled on both occasions by very appreciative audiences, including many people from outside the village. Followed by drinks in the church hall, the two talks raised £2,400 for the ACTnow Church Tower Appeal.
Many thanks to Fowlers Estate Agents who sponsored the wine.