16th Feb 2013
Today we had the privilege of hosting two fantastic events at the Sir Joseph Banks centre. Firstly we had the annual celebration of Sir Josephs 270th Birthday. Our life president David Robinson OBE graciously agreed to cut the cake and members and friends enjoyed the cake and tea
Secondly we had Horncastle Civic Society opening their new archive within the centre. This is the culmination of a long journey to find a home for documents, pictures, and artifacts associated with the history of Horncastle. At last we have a home for these collections and together with the Banks Archive it is a significant collection that will enable researchers, academics and enthusiasts to learn more about our local history.
A Birthday Party with a difference.2012
Society members, friends and even a few passers-by joined together on Saturday afternoon for the 269th birthday party of Sir Joseph Banks celebrated by the cutting and sharing of a special birthday cake at the banks Centre in Bridge Street. The actual cutting of the cake was initiated by one year old Harry Donald who then handed the job over to David Robinson OBE the Society’s Life President.
Horncastle has every reason to be proud of Sir Joseph a former resident and land owner. Even today the influence of this remarkable President of the Royal Society can be seen. “Father of Australia”, a noted botanist in his own right who was largely responsible for the establishment of Kew Gardens.
The Sir Joseph Banks Society exists to promote knowledge of this remarkable man who died 194 years ago is visited and maintains links with Banks’ students around the World. The shop is run in conjunction with the Linkage Trust which offers training and employment opportunities to young people with learning difficulties.
For more details contact:
Richard Locke-Wheaton – Linkage Team Leader- 01507 526065
For more information see: Sir Joseph Banks Society – www.joseph-banks.org.uk
Submitted by; Bob Wayne – 01507 527 366- firstname.lastname@example.org