THE June meeting of the Chesham Townswomen’s Guild was chaired by Pat Semon.
We had three birthdays to be celebrated this month, Pauline Baxter, Sylvia Fletcher and Pat Grogan.
The usual business of the meeting was dealt with including announcements of a Tea Party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on July 29, a Look and Learn day in October, all to be held in Bourne End by the Federation and the welcome announcement that this years Carol Service would be held in Amersham Free Church in December.
Our speaker this month was a welcome return of Colin Oakes who told us very interesting facts about the ‘goings on’ at Latimer House during the second World War, some of which he had personally experienced through working there as a young boy and interrogating personnel by Airfix.
The rest all factual information which had been published after the relaxation of the official secrets act in 2004. Many members had memories of the area. Colin is a very amusing and factual speaker who held everyone’s attention.
The raffle was won by Lilian Ferguson, Edith Turnock, Cecily White and Sylvia Fletcher. The afternoon concluded with some light hearted quizzes. Our next meeting is on July 6 when our speaker will be a representative from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
New members would be very welcome. We meet at the Chesham Town Hall in the afternoon of the first Wednesday in the month.