Wok­ing­ham West For­est Townswomen’s Guild

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Wok­ing­ham West For­est Townswomen’s Guild re­cently met for their Novem­ber meet­ing which was well at­tended and mem­bers were treated to a talk on “The In­cred­i­ble World of the Honey Bee”.

This was de­liv­ered by Steve Moll who showed amaz­ing pho­tos of the bees at work within the hives and their means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion with each other.

He also ex­plained how he and his wife had

be­come in­volved in bee keep­ing and now they have over a hun­dred spread in dif­fer­ent ar­eas where the bees gather dif­fer­ent flavours of nec­tar from the wild flow­ers.

Jen­nie Reeves, the out­ings or­gan­iser, was thanked for ar­rang­ing the visit to Kelm­scott House which is si­t­u­ated in beau­ti­ful Ox­ford­shire coun­try­side. This is a pic­turesque wel­com­ing house which was clearly loved by the artist whose renowned fab­ric de­signs are on view through­out.

Prior to wan­der­ing about the prop­erty we en­joyed a tasty lunch and were given an in depth talk yes­ter­day one of the guides about the life of Wil­liam Mor­ris.

In ad­di­tion to this visit, some mem­bers had at­tended Wok­ing­ham The­atre and en­joyed their lat­est ex­cel­lent pro­duc­tion of

Sense and Sen­si­bil­ity.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a pub lunch, a cof­fee morn­ing and games of bridge and scrab­ble. We also met for so­cial stud­ies, a nee­dles and nat­ter morn­ing and the book club had read and dis­cussed the works of Agatha Christie..

A few mem­bers at­tended the Wok­ing­ham Evening Guild to hear a talk ti­tled “Wel­come to my World”. This was given by Wil­liam French, a re­tired but­ler who served the Queen and her fam­ily and worked on the royal yacht for five years.

We are now look­ing for­ward to the Na­tional Carol con­cert in Guild­ford and the Fed­er­a­tion Carol con­cert in Read­ing. Vis­its to Wok­ing­ham The­atre and Son­ning Mill have also been ar­ranged.

We are a friendly group and meet in the evening at Emm­brook Vil­lage Hall on the third Mon­day of ev­ery month at 7.15pm. New mem­bers are wel­come. Liz Shil­ham, chair­man

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