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Bosley W.I.

BOSLEY W.I. – January 2018 report

 

Following the Christmas break, President Joan welcomed our members to the first meeting of 2018 with a special welcome to Helen Beech, a previous member. The minutes of the November meeting were duly agreed and signed following which our future events were discussed. Starting with the annual County Quiz rounds in February when 4 of our brave members will put their general knowledge to the test against many other teams from Cheshire!

 

The CFWI Annual council Meeting is on Saturday, 10th March when the speakers will be James Johnson talking on Independent Age, and Chris Lubbe who was a bodyguard to Nelson Mandela. Also in March, a planned group visit to the Macclesfield Heritage Centre for their Agatha Christie and Art Deco “History Wardrobe Presentation”.

 

We sadly said “Goodbye” to one of our most valued members, Mrs Kath Calcutt, who is shortly moving out of the area. Kath has always been a very supportive member and will be missed.

 

Our speaker for the evening was Mr Jim Fletcher, the subject being “Ramblings of an Old Codger”. A retired farmer, who gave a fascinating and inspirational talk, Mr Fletcher was nothing like “an old codger” and the ramblings he did were those of trekking over the Derbyshire hills, sheep farming and dry-stone walling. He told us of the history of the farm and its limestone surroundings, its mining and transportation via horse and cart through to the advent of the steam railways and canal systems.

 

The vote of thanks was given by Wendy Taylor and the competition, “An old family photograph” was won by Pat Lovatt. The evening ended with delicious refreshments which were prepared and served by Alice Ball and Margaret Dean.

 

Our next 2 meetings will be the “Leek Dyeing and Spinning Guild” on Thursday, February 22nd, then on 29th March, “Associated Country Woman of the World” talk by Zeta Emmett.

 

We meet the last Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Bosley Methodist Chapel, Tunstall Road. For further information, please ring 01260-222933.

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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.