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Bosley W.I.

BOSLEY W.I. report – September 2018

 

Joan opened the meeting and welcomed our guests for the evening, Anne and Brenda from Wincle W.I. and Bronwen from North Rode W.I. The agenda included reports from Isobel, Ann and Liz who had visited Adlington W.I. for an interesting, antiques “Flog It” talk, and Joan, Dorothy, Alice and Una who had enjoyed a very entertaining evening at Mow Cop’s birthday celebrations.  

Our Christmas Lunch is booked at the Brownlow, Smallwood on Thursday 6th Dcember.

Our Cloud Group representative, Dorothy, gave a brief report on the recent Cloud Group Meeting and the hilarious speaker that evening, Lesley Smith from Tutbury Castle.  The winner of the “Home made garter” competition on the night, was Mossley W.I.

Dates for October are the 17th for the Autumn Council Meeting at Chester when the speaker is Journalist, Editor and Broadcaster, Eve Pollard and on October 30th our “Pea and Pie” supper at New Life Church.

Isobel, our Secretary, has collated all the information necessary for the General Data Protection Regulations and forwarded a copy of our records to CFWI as requested.

Congratulations were given to Sue and Keith Addinell who have recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Sue Davis requested we donate an item for a “Christmas Child Shoe Box” collection she is organising.  This involves 2 shoe boxes, one for boys and the other for girls who live in impoverished countries and are in need of toiletries and small gifts. Items to be brought to our next meeting.

The speaker for the evening was a very elegantly dressed lady who refers to herself as “Miss Pitchy Patchy” speaking on “Women’s Fashion during WW2”.  A lady who wasn’t even born in the 1940’s but totally lives the era.  Dressed in home-made 40’s clothes and wearing a stylish hat covering her 40’s “victory roll” hair style, she gave us an insight of how women managed to look smart in spite of the rationing and the careful use of limited clothing coupons.  Mending, darning, patching and reversing shirt collars and sheets became the necessary norm of the era.  A real “make-do-and-mend” decade.  She wore seamed stockings (seams perfectly straight), feisty red lipstick and her skirt was the regulation length of just below the knee. If you shop in her area, you will recognise this lady as she also goes shopping dressed in her unique style and, unsurprisingly, receives much attention and comments. She brought along many samples of 40’s living such as a ration book, clothing coupons and an identity card which everyone had to have during that time.  Her talk was very interesting and brought back many memories for the older members of our group.  Liz Tomlinson gave a very well deserved vote of thanks to her.

The competition for “a 1940’s item” was won by Diane Gratwick with Una Hadfield second.

Thanks to Bar Harrison and Margaret Norman who provided the delicious supper.

Our October speaker will be Janet Smith from Berrisford’s Ribbon Mill in Congleton with the competition being “. Our meetings are on the last Thursday in each month at the Methodist Chapel, Tunstall Road, Bosley.                                                                                  Joan Dowse.

 

 

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BOSLEY W.I. programme 2018

 

January 25th ………………………………”Ramblings of an Old Codger” – Jim Fletcher

 

February 22nd ……………………………”Spinning a Yarn” – Leek Dyeing and Spinning Guild

 

March 29th ………………………………..”Associated Country Woman of the World” – Zeta Emmett

 

April 26th …………………………………..”Standing Stones” – Geoffrey Browne

 

May 31st ……………………………………”365 Postcards” – Julie Bagnall

 

June 28th …………………………………..”Anecdotes of a Registrar” – Carole Codd

 

July 26th …………………………………….”Flower Demonstration at her home” - Brenda Proudlove

 

August 30th ……………………………….”I won a Competition” – Sylvia Boden and Jill Bent

 

September 27th ………………………..”Women’s Fashion during WW2” – Miss Pitchy Patchy

 

October 25th ……………………………..Members Evening

 

November 29th ………………………….A.G.M.

 

December………………………………….Christmas lunch

 

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month starting at 7.30p.m. at Bosley Methodist Chapel. Tunstall Road, SK11 0PB.

 

For further information, please ring 01260-222933.