Michael Cochrane opened the meeting and welcomed the members, guests and the speaker Mr Keith Tordoff MBE.
This mornings talk was the The background and History of Sweets.Keith had a table covered in bags of sweets, over twenty packets!
He explained that the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has been trading continuously since 1827 and this was confirmed by the Guinness Book of records in 2014. The building itself dates from 1661.
Keith told us about the various sweets and their ingredients, often liquorice. He spoke of Pear Drops to Raspberry Bon Bons.
Keith’s talk was entertaining and well received by the audience.
It is worth a look at his web site: www.oldestsweetshop.co.uk for further information.