Janet Chambers, joint president, welcomed members and visitors to the April meeting.
The March walk had to be cancelled due to the weather, however, there is one planned for April 16, meeting in the Cromford Market Place at 10am, with a view to walking around Carsington Water.
Members and guests are looking forward to celebrating the Cromford WI’s 80th birthday which will take the form of a meal followed with entertainment by Fusion.
Members had visited the Ritz cinema to see ‘A Song For Marion’ and others are going to see the ‘Pitmen Painters’ at Chestefield Pomegranate Theatre on April 11. A visit to Heage Windmill is planned for May 7, followed by lunch at the Black Boy Pub and some members are attending a Group Social in the form of a Murder Mystery on April 18. Several members are to visit the Living Threads Exhibition at Trent College Long Eaton.
Gill Sprakes gave a talk called ‘From Sheep to Shawl.’ Gill had brought along a fabulous array of information about the different types of sheep to be found in the British Isles, and specimens of the types of wool to be found on those sheep. She also had knitted items made from the wool she had spun. Trina gave the vote of thanks.
Gill was asked to judge the minature spring flower arrangement. The next meeting will be held on May 1, at the Cromford Institute at 7.30pm, when the resolutions will be discussed and there will be a plant stall, followed by a talk on electrical safety by Kirsty Cockerill.