HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Bakewell and District Historical Society held its annual Salmon and Strawberries Supper at the Old House Museum.

Society members and others enjoyed a convivial evening with friends, old and new, with a delicious sit-down supper.

By chance the date coincided with Armed Forces Day and the youngest visitor at the supper was Senior Aircraftman Will Noble of No. 1 Air Mobility Wing, logistics section at RAF Brize Norton, who had recently returned from Oman.

Will was soon in deep conversation with Nancy Pulley, one of the society’s oldest members. Nancy was in the WRNS during the Second World War, recruited by Bletchley Park to work on the secret decoding system which saved so many lives.

CROQUET: Bakewell Croquet Club enjoyed participating in the Bakewell Baking Festival, at the request of the mayor Paul Morgans, by playing croquet in the recreation ground for the entertainment of the public.

The club is willing to consider giving demonstrations and taster sessions to raise funds for local charities or other town events.

The club’s “A” team, playing in the East Midlands golf croquet league, won their match at home against Long Eaton 9-3.