Archive | May 2014

15th May | Suffolk Farmhouse Cheese (Farm Outing)

Capel Ladies Club’s May excursion to the Suffolk Farmhouse Cheese Farm, an outstanding county business on the A140 at Creeting St Mary, was a great success.

Twenty-nine members were escorted on a tour of the milking parlour for the herd of Guernsey cows, and shown the dairy and cheese-making area by the owners, Jason and Katherine Salisbury. Continue reading

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1st May | The History of Shopping – a talk by Linda Sexton

Centuries of shopping until they dropped!

Capel Ladies were taken on on a fascinating journey through centuries of shopping by their May guest speaker, Linda Sexton. Her talk, the History of Shopping, ranged from prehistory until the present day.

Shopping began with the bartering of goods well before coins were introduced. There were meeting places where farmers and other people gathered to exchange their produce which, in time, led to regular markets and later still developed into market towns. Continue reading