At our October meeting we enjoyed an entertaining visit from the Perennial Mr Potter alias Bryan Thurlow. Before our eyes he was the aged gardener looking back on his life from the time in 1913 when he left school to become the gardener’s assistant at the local big house. With gardening tips and a display of venerable tools we were drawn into his world so different from today. A most stimulating evening.
Appropriately in November we had a visit from a member of the Royal British Legion who explained about the origins of the Legion and the varied things it does now to support ex-service people and their families. Most of us did not know about their care homes and their holiday centres and also that their centenary will be in 2020 when no doubt we can expect some particular celebrations. We also had reports on an enjoyable visit to Denman College by three of our members and a particularly enjoyable and funny evening at Thurston at our Autumn Council Meeting.
In December we will be lunching out for our Christmas celebrations but we will be back at Hepworth Pavilion on 11 th January at 7.30pm when we will be bringing some favourite pieces of music to enjoy. Visitors are always very welcome. If you want more information about Hepworth and District WI please ring me or for general information about the WI look online at either the national federation web pages (https://www.thewi.org.uk) or the west suffolk one (http://j.mp/WI-suffolk-west).
For more information, please contact:
Brenda Last 01359 221307