BOSLEY W.I. report – October 2017
Our President, Joan Dowse, opened the meeting by welcoming two guests, Jane and Dawn. We hope they enjoyed the evening.
Presentations were made to Sue Addinell for organising our wonderful afternoon at Rode Hall and to Phyllis Worth for her special birthday coming up shortly.
We were also hoping to present Joy Collis with a gift in recognition for all the work she had done for our W.I. during her many years as a member. Unfortunately, Joy was unable to attend due to her imminent house move.
Dorothy Gilman reminded us of the Cloud Group’s 30th anniversary evening on Tuesday, 31st October. As it’s their “Pearl” anniversary, everyone was asked to wear pearls. The pie and pea supper, plus entertainment, will be held at the New Life Church, Congleton.
Joan introduced the speaker for the evening, Caroline Brown on “100 Years of British Women Pilots”. Caroline (nee Caroline Gough Cooper) started flying at the age of 19. Now retired, she gives lectures on aviation safety. Her most interesting, pictorial talk started with Dolly Shepherd who, in the 1890’s, went up 2,000 feet in a crude hot air balloon. In the early 1900’s, the Duchess of Bedford flew from England to Karachi and Mary – Lady Heath – flew solo to Cape Town in 1928. During the Second World War, it was women who delivered Spitfires and Lancasters, and the first woman to fly with the famous Red Arrows was a lady named Kirsty Stewart. Jennifer Murray, who was born locally at Henbury, became the World Helicopter Champion in 2002 and 2005.
Thank you, Caroline, for a fascinating and inspiring talk.
Our tea hostesses were Pat Lovatt and Moreen Whittaker, our thanks to them.
The competition, any flight related item, was won by Dorothy Gilman with Sue Addinell second.
Our November meeting will be our A.G.M For further information, please ring 01260-222933.
Secretary: Isobel Worthington.
Contact her if you would like to join us.
January : Tony Heritage Pottery Life
February: Nigel Daley Biddulph Old Hall
March: Jean Finney Origin of Nursery Rhymes
April: Melanie Latham Chutney and Cheer
May: Kathleen Williams My Life in Flower Arranging
June: Ann Fielding The Tudor Still Room
July: Chloe Hamill Social Collaboration and Embroidery
August: Members’ evening “Own arrange”
September: Afternoon visit to Rode Hall
October: Caroline Brown 100+ years of British Women Pilots
December: Christmas Party To be arranged
January 2018: Jim Fletcher Ramblings of an Old Codger