Little Bollington W.I.


It was lovely to join together for the first meeting of the year, held on January 13th.   The President, Terri Shade welcomed everyone , and was pleased that the Christmas Party had been such a success, with members raising money for MacMillan Nurses and The Children's Society.

 

The  speaker was Eleanor Underhill, who gave an interesting and informative talk entitled “National Trust for ever, for everyone. As the Assistant Director of operations for the North West she told us about some of the work undertaken at the many properties and gardens in the area, and included some beautiful slides in her presentation. She explained that the main principle of the National Trust was to cherish the past whilst also relishing the future and pointed out how challenging it had been to maintain funds to support the properties during covid restrictions.   Her talk provoked many questions as all members could relate to the subject, all had visited the properties, some were members of the National Trust   and one was a volunteer.

 

The Book Club are reading “An extra pair of hands” by Kate Mosse.

The walking group are continuing the monthly walks while the Art and Craft group meet twice  monthly.

 

It was with great sadness that we said farewell to Patricia Robinson who has been a member for twelve years but is retiring, with her

husband, Philip, and moving away from the area. We will miss her but hope she will visit sometimes and wish her much happiness in the future.

 

The next meeting will be held on February 10th.

The talk is “The life of Anne Frank”, and the speaker is Kevin Shade .

 

If you have any queries , please contact Pam Winward on

01565 830467