NEW BARKBY WI

President Shirley Franklin, welcomed members and visitors to the New Barkby August meeting. After business matters, the speaker was Mr Bob Neill, accompanied by his wife, Del, who brought along a ‘Pink Box’.

Amongst the 20 bits and bobs in the box were, a paper bag maker, knitting needle gauge, spill maker. The task was to identify items from his collection. It was all good fun and there were quite a few surprises on learning that something members thought they could name turned out to be something quite different.

Mrs D Conroy gave the vote of thanks. Competition, the letter ‘S’ was won by Mrs J Hawes, with a Welsh loving spoon made of wood.

Raffle Prize was won by Mrs L Bennison. Tea Hostesses were Mrs L Linney and Miss E Loder. On a recent social evening, organised by Mrs B Saunders, some members spent a beautiful sunny evening with a walk around Brookside, Barkby with Mary Toms and Angelia Pick from Barkby History society. Afterwards there was a supper held at the Brookside Inn.

The social evening held in August was a Mystery Evening with a strawberry and scone supper.

The September meeting to be held on Wednesday 4th, ‘Boxes and Bags’ with demonstration and audience participation on how to make the above items, with Mrs R Green and Mrs J Kirk. Visitors are welcome to attend.