Probus members enjoy talks

MEMBERS of Skegness Ladies Probus Club enjoyed two talks recently entitled ‘grass to glass’ and ‘tea therapy’.

Helen Banham and her husband are the third generation of the Banham family to care for a herd of Holsteins which have been in existence for more than 70 years.

Rich Pastures dairy farm nestles at the foot of the wolds, and produces a very high quality milk and cream.

Helen showed members the process of milking all the way through to the end product, and after the talk, there was a tasting session.

Gary Brown was a policeman for 30 years, and one of the most important skills he learned in training was how to make a good cup of tea!

When he retired from the police force, Gary became interested in the history of local monasteries and the medieval monks who lived there.

He found the monks had been drinking tea for theraputic purposes for many years.

Looking into the origins of tea, he found a wealth of stories and legends, from the discovery of the first tea plants in China and India, to the tea tax, which led to the Boston tea party. He spoke of the theraputic value of different kinds of tea, and invited the members to taste many of the teas he had taken along.

The next meeting will take place on September 22, when Jane Cook will give a talk on beauty, make-up and skin care.