Minchinhampton W.I. - March 2018

The Minchinhampton W.I met in the Library on the 7th February. The President welcomed all members and a special welcome was extended to a new member. A thank you was received from a member who had celebrated her 90th Boxing Day birthday at the last meeting.

Members were invited to participate in walks around Lydney or Staunton or take part in a glass engraving workshop.

It is intended to join Rover European on a day out to Richmond on Thames and the Poppy Factory in November.

Arrangements were made for the Craft Group, the Scrabble Group and the Skittle lunch. We no longer play skittles but enjoy the lunch!

HighlandWe then had an interesting talk given by Mr Joe Rees from Taylors the Butchers. The butchers shop has been on the same site since 1718 and has been in the Taylor family since 1920. It has passed down from father to son since that time. Originally the also owned a shop in Nailsworth with its own slaughter house, but as family members retired, they now just have the one shop in Minchinhampton and use the only local slaughter house—Bramhalls in Eastington. They are promoters of Animal Welfare and local farming and good quality meat. They are also into outside catering and deliver to many local hotels and hostelries.

After the vote of thanks, the meeting ended with tea and biscuits.

Sue Bromley