Monday 4 March at Cotterstock Village Hall

Don’t suffer the Monday morning blues; come to Cotterstock Village Hall (PE8 5HD) and enjoy chatting with others in the warm whilst enjoying delicious cakes and drinks.  The pop-up café runs on Monday 4 March 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon and everyone will be warmly welcomed.  If you choose to stay, for the final 30 minutes Kathryn Baird will give a short-illustrated talk on her fascinating hobby of collecting postcards written in Pitman shorthand. Kathryn Baird learnt to write Pitman Shorthand fifty years ago and taught it in the 1980s.  In 1984 she bought a postcard, posted in 1905, which included the message, ‘I am writing this in shorthand because they always read what is on postcards at the post office here’.  Kathryn was hooked and her hobby of collecting picture postcards with messages written in Pitman had begun. This is a not-for-profit venture, £3 (cash only) is the charge for any or all of a drink, slice of cake and Kathryn’s captivating talk too. Don’t miss out, drop in when you like. 


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