BRAMPTON: Variety of speakers entertain ladies club

The Brampton Ladies Club commenced their meetings on a Wednesday evening after taking a break for the summer holidays with a members social evening. The ladies provided all the food and enjoyed renewing acquaintances after the break. During the evening, a cheque from the club for £100 was presented to Anna Barker, head of clinical services at Ashgate Hospice.

The following week, local historian and writer Godfrey Holmes enthralled the ladies with his illustrated talk ‘The History and Mystery of Matlock Bath’. This local spa town is where the warm springs were discovered in 1689 and became a society venue when visited by royalty in 1832 and is often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’ because of its romantic character in the gorge of the river Derwent. Celia Scattergood gave the vote of thanks.

Lilian Moffatt was the winner of the lucky draw.

Birthday greeting were given to Eileen Batteson.

Refreshments were served by Pam Jackson and Jean Wheatcroft.

Ann Dilkes, the chair of the Ladies Club, was the speaker for the next week. She gave an insight into her passion for doll’s houses which are constructed by her husband and she decorates and designs them in varying styles. She brought some of them to illustrate what she does. Sheila Unwin thanked her for an interesting talk.

The lucky draw winner was Jean Wilde.

Refreshments were served by Christine Dennis and Jan Buck.

The Ladies meet on a Wednesday evening at Storrs Road Methodist church during term time from 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. For more information contact Margaret Edwards on 01246 279368.