At the March meeting, members were taken back in time, as Nick Tristram Eve spoke about the origin of chocolate and its uses.

Members had the opportunity of tasting a 1685 recipe for medicinal chocolate, mixed with ingredients such as Chilli, Cinnamon and orange peel, which was rather bitter. Nick’s company, The Copper Pot, recreates the taste of the past by carefully reconstructing historic recipes. Final numbers were taken for seats at The Regal, Tenbury Wells, for the screening of the AGM on June 4. The next meeting will be held on April 13, at Mamble Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

The talk is entitled “Steam to Darjeeling”, there is a trading stall and the competition is an “N” item.