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Harvest Tea and Talk

September 2016

On Thursday 8 September the members of the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind returned from their summer break for a delicious Harvest Tea and a very interesting talk.

The talk was given by Trevor Sapey from the Mary Rose Trust, with a difference, making it tactile and memorable for our visually impaired members. Trevor was dressed in the garments of the Tudor time and he described in detail the items he wore for the benefit of the members. As the members were unable to see clearly, he described everything fully so it could form a Picture for them. In addition many artefacts were passed around the room for members to hold and touch, with Trevor explaining the purpose of each article. The artefacts were replicas of the original articles which are on display in the Mary Rose Museum.

Many members are unable to visit the museum themselves but the talk provided them with the opportunity to discover and imagine more about the Mary Rose.

All in all this was a very interesting afternoon and a good start after the Summer break.