Hyde Heath Women’s In­sti­tute

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Evening Char­ity Walk and Supper was well sup­ported and much en­joyed. Many thanks were given to Dennis Ruff for lead­ing the walk. The pro­ceeds of £151.15p will go to­wards our char­ity for this year, SPACE Sup­port (Che­sham).

Janet Man­son will be hold­ing a Char­ity Cof­fee morn­ing at her home on Oc­to­ber 2 at 10.30am which will in­clude a Bring and Buy sale.

It will be Hyde Heath WI’s turn to host the Au­tumn Beech­wood Group meet­ing which will be on Oc­to­ber 22. The speaker will be from the Deli, No 2 Pound Street, Wen­dover who will give a talk on the history of cheese fol­lowed by a tast­ing.

A welcome was given to Josey Jeffrey who gave a lively and very amus­ing talk about the Se­crets of her life as a Store De­tec­tive.

In 1974 her then hus­band sug­gested she ap­ply for the po­si­tion of Lit­tle­woods Store De­tec­tive and to her amaze­ment was of­fered the job. Af­ter only two weeks train­ing she was on the shop floor.

Josey learnt to blend into the back­ground and un­der­stand body lan­guage, act­ing out the dif­fer­ences be­tween an hon­est per­son and some­one who was in­tent on steal­ing items.

More women than men shoplift but there was an oc­ca­sion when a 17 year old boy was caught hav­ing stolen 38 gar­den gnomes!

Josey worked for a num­ber of stores around the coun­try dur­ing her ca­reer and also trained many new store de­tec­tives be­fore she re­tired.

The next meet­ing will be at 8pm on Thurs­day Septem­ber 10 when Jae Lawrie will talk on Wain­wright’s Coast to Coast. The com­pe­ti­tion will be a Map.

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