Cholesburywi Sept 11 ms
Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards Women’s Institute Our June meeting attracted a number of visitors and Dru Ellis entertained everyone with her unconventional approach to flower arranging. In July, John Parry talked to us about the lives of the African/American slaves, using interesting slides to illustrate the story.
The significance and meaning of the words of their spiritual singing was explained and Keith and David sang a number of the songs, accompanied by Eric on the keyboard.
Business was kept to a minimum to enable everyone to enjoy the barbeque cooked by husbands of committee members and it was warm enough to sit outside at St Leonards Parish Hall to enjoy the surroundings and the meal, which ended with strawberries and cream.
August sent us on an outing to Ashridge House, where members, family and friends had a tour of the house with an excellent guide, followed by refreshments and allowing time to look at the extensive gardens. The photograph shows us looking down the 224ft deep well which is below the Chapel.
On Monday, September 15 we shall meet again in St Leonards Parish Hall. The outbreak of the Great War 100 years ago will be brought to mind by Edward Dixon, who will talk about “Animal Heroes and Villains of the First World War.”
On Saturday, October 4, there will be a quiz with tickets available costing £10 including supper.
Please contact Carol Henry (01494 758435) to book.