Box W.I. - July 2019

Our Spring Commons Edge Area Meeting was held on Tuesday 7th May in Box Village Hall. It was well attended with members from Minchinhampton, Box, Nailsworth and Woodchester WIs. We were pleased to see Sandie Baker, our WI Advisor, who informed us on the details of how the voting for the resolutions is organised.

Our speaker was Robin Burton from Stroud Wassail, who spoke on the history of song and entertained us with unaccompanied, tuneful snippets! He spoke of the demise of people enjoying singing themselves at work and play. Nowadays, people are “listeners” rather than “singers” and these days few children actually learn nursery rhymes. The older generation can still remember their nursery rhymes but are not so good at recalling modern music!

We only had nine members and one visitor attending our resolutions meeting on 14th May – the smallest number in the history of our WI! However, the meeting went well and the members all enjoyed the social time afterwards. Thanks to Germaine and Margaret who led the discussion on “Don’t fear the Smear” and “The decline in local buses”.

On Tuesday 9th July we are having a talk by Robert Bryant on the Natural World of Gloucestershire.

Meetings at Box Village Hall are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10am business, coffee at 10.30am followed by a speaker. Visitors are warmly welcomed at 10.30am - £3 including coffee.

Geraldine Ames, President.