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Bosley W.I.

BOSLEY W.I. report – May 2019

 

The May meeting was opened by President Liz Tomlinson who welcomed all our members and Susan Leicester, our Cloud Group Advisor.

Liz’s entry for the “Decorated Umbrella” competition had been elected to go forward to the Cloud Group evening in May and won a well-deserved third prize.  At the same event we were entertained by a fantastic jazz band and were very proud to have our newly made tablecloth displayed on the Chairman’s table. Featuring a panoramic scene of Bosley village, it had been completely sewn and embroidered by our members, including Isobel Worthington, who was also our hard-working project leader. (see report below)

 

The original cloth had served Bosley W.I. well since 1956 but was ready to be replaced.

 

Our speaker for the evening was Les Pickford, a very talented cartoonist who arrived armed with just a huge, white drawing pad, an easel and a black felt tipped pen.  With skill and ease and whilst telling us amusing stories he proceeded to draw.  And what a talented artist he is.  His main character was “Sid” who featured in his mini-tales and was a bit like the Andy Capp cartoon character.  The word “cartoon” we learned, dates back to the 15th century. Its literal meaning is “painter” even though many cartoons nowadays are in black and white.

The vote of thanks was given by Joan Dowse, and a superb supper was prepared and served by Sue Addinell and Sue Davis.

Isobel won the monthly competition with a Disney figure made with “Blu-tac”, with Shirley Moss second.

In June we have our summer outing which this year is to historic Ford Green Hall.  

 

The next meeting at the Methodist Chapel is on July 25th when we welcome auctioneer, Peter Ashburner.

For further details, please ring 01260-222933.

 

A new table cloth for Bosley WI

Bosley WI was formed in 1956 and we were still using the original cloth for the top table.  Sixty two years on and the cloth was wearing thin, we needed a new one.  Inspiration for a design came from a black and white limited edition drawing of Bosley by deborahjaneart@gmail.com  

A group of enthusiastic WI embroiderers met up to practice stitches, and discuss ideas of things specific to Bosley with the artist, which could be incorporated into the design.  Landmark Bosley Cloud provided the back drop, its green fields rolling down to meet the village itself.  The church, school, and cottages take centre stage, and pub and farm stand on either side.  Canada Geese are regularly seen on the field at the back of the school and on the reservoir in the foreground.  A Bosley WI banner encompasses the scene.

In the photo are members of Bosley WI at the launch of the new cloth.  Visitor Susan Leicester a WI Advisor is stood centre back.   Thanks to Anthony Norman of Conquest Nurseries, for taking the photographs.  

 

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BOSLEY W.I. programme 2019

 

January 31st ………………………………”Eccentrics through the ages” – Lyndon Murgatroyd

 

February 28th……………………………”Which bin shall I put it in?” – Lucinda Hodges

 

March 28th ………………………………..”Standing stones” – Geoffrey Browne

 

April 25th …………………………………..”It’s not what you say….”  – Derek Poulson

 

May 30th ……………………………………”Cartoons” – Les Pickford

 

June 27th …………………………………..Visit to Ford Green Hall

 

July 25th …………………………………….”Auctioneer” – Peter Ashburner

 

August 29th ……………………………….”Living in Styal” – Eddie Tarry

 

September 26th ………………………..”Tudor Music” – Jane (Little Moreton Hall)

 

October 31st ……………………………..Arctic Dream” – Terry Fones

 

November 28th ………………………….A.G.M.

 

December………………………………….Christmas lunch

 

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

 

For further information, please ring 01260-222933.