Saturday 16 November 2019
The 2019 CGT AGM was held in Fen Drayton Village Hall, where over 40 members gathered to enjoy an excellent talk by Terry Brignall on the wit and wisdom of Beverley Nichols, followed by a wonderful lunch. At the AGM Dr Twigs Way announced that she has decided to step down after a dynamic three years in the hot seat as CGT Chair. Twigs nominated Elizabeth (Liz) Whittle as her successor and Liz, pictured above, was duly confirmed in post in a unanimous vote by members.
I am a garden historian, with a particular interest in the Tudor and Jacobean periods. My association with Cambridgeshire began a long time ago, when I was an undergraduate at Newnham College. I am now settled in the county, living in Wilburton. For many (nearly 30!) years I was the Inspector of Historic Parks and Gardens for Wales and latterly President (now Council member) of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. My long involvement with Welsh historic parks and gardens also led to a book about them (The Historic Gardens of Wales). I am currently on the conservation committee of the Gardens Trust (and was formerly its chairman) and am a trustee of the National Botanic Garden of Wales and of Hobson’s Conduit Trust in Cambridge.
Members will remember the excellent Newsletter articles by Liz on the Cambridge water supplies in general and Hobson’s Conduit in particular. A vote of thanks to Twigs, for her outstanding service to CGT, was proposed from the floor by Bridget Flanagan and carried by popular acclaim.