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CHOLES­BURY-CUM-ST LEONARDS

COLIN Lo­mas came to our Novem­ber meet­ing and his il­lus­trated talk ‘An­gels in Art’ en­light­ened us about how the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of an­gels and cherubs has changed since pre-Christian times.

We learned that they were not de­picted in the an­gelic forms we are fa­mil­iar with to­day and the slides showed how artists and sculp­tors have in­ter­preted th­ese fig­ures over time. It was also in­ter­est­ing to learn of the Hi­er­ar­chy of An­gels, known as the Nine Choirs, with Seraphims be­ing clos­est to the Almighty and An­gels com­ing in at the low­est rank­ing.

We then moved on to the business part of the meet­ing, dealt with swiftly by Carol Henry, our Pres­i­dent, as this is the month when mem­bers agree to un­der­take var­i­ous tasks for the com­ing year.

2015 will be Cen­te­nary Year – 100 years since the first Women’s In­sti­tute meet­ing was held in the UK in An­gle­sey.

Sylvia Lee gave in­for­ma­tion on the Cen­te­nary Ba­ton, due to pass nearby at World’s End, Wen­dover, on April 25.

Sev­eral mem­bers were also in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in a one-day work­shop to be or­gan­ised by He­len Price in the New Year.

We are now look­ing for­ward to the De­cem­ber meet­ing, our Christ­mas party, and we shall be en­ter­tained by John Dun­ster­ville, with Rock’n’Roll and a Rock­ing Chair.

Shirley Blom­field

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