Charlton Down WI
Our members enjoyed a fascinating talk and demonstration of mechanical music by Gordon Bartlett. He brought along a selection of his vintage machinery to illustrate his talk “Music in every home – how it all began”.
Gordon demonstrated his musical boxes, barrel organs, organettes, phonographs and gramophones ranging in date from the late 19th century to early 20th century and we were able to admire the craftsmanship that existed in the pre-electric era of domestic musical entertainment.
Our next meeting will be on 4th October at 10am in Watts Room, Herrison Hall. Will Best from Godmanstone is coming along to talk about a hamlet that has now disappeared – ‘Bushes Bottom’.
If you are interested in joining Charlton Down WI, do come along and meet us all.