New Barkby WI

Shirley Franklin, President, welcomed New Barkby members, plus a visitor to the institute’s March meeting.
After ‘Jerusalem’ was sung, there were business matters discussed.
The speaker was Geoff Harris on ‘Folklore, Folk Tales and Funny Folk’
There were many examples of old traditions and antiquated laws which may still exist but not carried out. A ‘Curfew’, originally, was instituted by William the conqueror at 8.00pm with the ringing of a bell for people to damper their fires and then retire to bed.
A bell, signifying this, is still rung at the tower of London.
A very entertaining and informative talk.
Vice president, Jean Brutnall, gave the vote of thanks and won the competition with a favourite saying, ‘Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery.’
Some social time with refreshments, followed the talk.
The raffle was won by Eileen Hull.
The next meeting is on Wednesday, 3rd April at 7.30pm at the Syston Community Centre with speaker, Philippa Guy, ‘a colourful new you’ (postponed from January)
All are welcome to attend.