WI Castle Bytham : Report May 2003

Reproduced from the Glenside News (May 2003) …

We were pleased to welcome members from Dyke and Deeping St James W.I.’s to our April meeting. Our President and Secretary both being away, business was kept to a minimum. Members willing to make refreshments for the Hunter Trials Sponsored Ride gave their names to Lorna Green. There was no Pub Walk in April but there is the possibility of one on Wednesday May 14th with Judy Machin through her bluebell woods.

We then welcomed our speaker, Mr John Slater from Boston, to talk on his life as an actor. This was fascinating as we travelled with him through many amusing tales, music, mime and poems from childhood to the present day.

It was hard work but he always kept himself employed. Whilst working as a laboratory technician he organised amateur theatrical groups and then, as he was interested in theatrical make-up, did a City and Guilds in ladies hairdressing. He set up his own companies, organised the Oxford Festival, had T.V. and theatre parts and has always worked through education. He now works with schools and various groups in Lincolnshire.

Mary Galloway thanked John for a most enjoyable and amusing evening and then we all tucked into a very good supper.

We would welcome new members, are friendly and enjoy our evenings. The next meeting is on May 7th at 7.30pm when we have some resolutions to discuss and then its on to Marian’s hands-on evening of collage – please bring pencil, scissors, ribbon and little bits of material – should be a good evening.

Margaret Dorrington

Added : 27/04/03 : MG

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