WINGERWORTH: Morning WI members treated to poetic gems

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Ann Pearman, president of Wingerworth Morning WI, welcomed members to the September meeting after the summer break. Apologies had been received from Dorothy Morris and Glenys Wilkinson.

Members agreed that the July speaker, Michael Davison-Paine, talking on the subject “What the Butler Saw” had been very enjoyable and enlightening.

The morning’s business included informing members of the 2014 list of speakers as well as giving details of proposed outings. These include a meal at the Market Place Restaurant in Cromford, followed by a visit to the Peak Outlet at Rowsley during October, and a visit to the Boundary Mill, Sheffield, at the end of November. Sue Barrand had menus available for members to look at for the Christmas lunch organised for December 4, at the Rising Sun, Bamford.

Mavis Jackson had confirmed that she had now moved from Wingerworth and passed on her good wishes to members and said how much she had enjoying belonging to the branch.

After the refreshment break, Valerie Waite read a selection of her own poems under the general title “Gems from my Jewel Box”.

The raffle was won by Pam Gleaves and June Jack.

Ann Pearman reminded members that the October meeting entitled “Just Crafty” would be devoted to demonstrations and the making of cards and sewing items.