Ladies appetite whetted to see Bayeaux Tapestry

Contributed by editor on Feb 11, 2009 - 12:00 AM

Lots more snow fell just before the February meeting and again the
pessimists amongst us wondered if any of our dear ladies would risk an
outing – and again were dumfounded by the excellent turn out.

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Hettie Quinn, vice president, took the meeting as Carole was spending
some time with her grandchildren in America and obviously avoiding this
further cold snap! Sadly she had to start the meeting with a minutes
silence for Pat Marshall. We will all miss Pat’s friendship, warmth and

The birthday girls were Phyllis Leonard, Ros Allen and Christine Allard
– however only Christine had managed to get to the meeting so she was
joined on the Birthday Table by our speaker and some of the members who
had missed out on their “turn” to be special for a day! The cake, baked
by Hettie, looked delicious and I really envied them.

Although we had hoped to finish the meeting sooner rather than later due
to the weather situation there appeared to be masses of business, the
main topics were the Council Meeting in Margate and the trip to Hampton
Court Palace on 23rd June. The cost for this will be; WI member £25.35,
Non member £32.35, based on forty sharing the cost of the coach (a 49
seater – so plenty of room) and should you be interested in going please
contact me on 01303 891734 for more details. (Perhaps we can fill the
coach or is that wishful thinking?).

Oh and of course THE JUMBLE SALE, taking place on Saturday 14th March
from 10am to 11am in Hawkinge Village Hall. Please don’t forget to bring
Tombola prizes to the March meeting ladies.

We then settled down to listen to a wonderfully informative talk on the
Bayeaux Tapestry given by Imogen Corrigan. Not only the history of that
time but who had actually commissioned the tapestry, who had designed
it, who had sewn it and some lovely irreverent pieces of info on the
characters depicted therein. The slides were exceptionally clear and the
unshaven bishop and the soldier having rocks dropped on his head were
highly amusing. Can we please go to Bayeaux with Imogen and see the
whole thing?

The monthly competition for “Any Piece of Hand Made Needle Craft” was
won by Christine Allard – a nice birthday present for her!

So, just to remind you of the JUMBLE SALE on 14th March – come early for
the bargains!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd March at 2pm in Hawkinge Village
Hall when, contrary to the printed programme there will not be a play,
we will instead be learning a few stretching exercises, but will be
playing charades.

Please come along and join us, we have had several new ladies join us
recently, or for further information contact Carole Seabrook on 01303
891420 or Margaret Charlton on 01303 892721.

Linda Barnes

Committee Member


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