Minchinhampton W.I. - March 2019

We met in the Library on 6th February and were given a warm welcome by the President.
Volunteers were recruited for the W.I. County Quiz.
We were informed about:

  • A centenary village fair and picnic to take place in Lord Bathurst’s private garden on July 6th.
  • A talk on Richard III to take place in Churchdown on May 16th. A gold embroidery workshop at W.I. House on 17th or 27th April. A walk in Newent on April 6th.
  • Campaigns Day on April 29th at Gloucester Farmers Club.
  • A coach trip to Blenheim Palace in June.

We were given dates for the Monday lunch, the Craft Group and the Scrabble Group.

Tom Herbert gave a very varied and interesting talk about his history in baking and also helping with different projects in 3rd world countries. He now works for the Grace Network in Brimscombe. This organisation is responsible for the Stroud Food Bank, which distributes food through drop-in centres. As well as this, there is a furniture bank and a supply of items for children; they also do some work with disadvantaged young adults.

The meeting closed with tea and biscuits. Our next meeting will be in the Library on March 6th at 2.00pm. Mr Howard Beard will talk on ‘Old Photo- graphs of Stroud and the area’. New members are always welcome.