6 November 1998

21st BIRTHDAY IN REAL STYLE

TWENTY ONE years is quite a milestone – something to be celebrated – and the North Shropshire FWC did this in style.

Delicious roast beef was served to more than 70 people at the Oswestry Golf Club before the presentation of an engraved glass jug and bouquet to contact leader Ruth Roberts. Ruth and I cut the birthday cake made by Irene Rogers and iced by Christine Savage who also gave a speech thanking Ruth for all her hard work over the years.

It was great to see husbands and partners enjoying themselves so much. Two in particular really let their hair down or, in the case of Ieuan Jones, tucked his up inside a curly wig

to entertain us. The entertainment was directed by Marjorie Kempster and accompanied by Mary Jones on an old pedal organ. The performers were their husbands, Roy and Ieuan, who proved that many a hearty laugh drives away the devil.

They sang Madam will you walk and a rendition of If I were not in the Farm Womens Club there is something I would be, which had everyone laughing heartily. A bit of a sing song


Farm, Nomansland, Tiverton for a recipe swap. Bring your made-up dish with a

written copy of the recipe. Contact

Carole Drake (01884-860892).

GLOUCESTER

Tues, Nov 17, 2.30pm. Meet at Westons Cider Mill, Much Marcle for a guided tour and sampling, followed by afternoon tea. Cost £6.55, names and money by Nov 12 to Phyllis Charter, Henley House, Longhope, Glos GL17 0AD. (01452-830435).

HAMPSHIRE

Wed, Nov 25, 10.30am. Meet at Lains Farm, Quarley, near Andover for a visit to artists and craftsmen at the Project Workshops. Lunch at 1pm at the White Hart, Stockbridge. Contact Susan Osmond (01264-781439).

KENT

Wed, Nov 11, 12 noon. Meet at Blue Boar Lane car park for pub lunch followed by 2pm visit to Rochester Cathedral with

guided tour. Cost £2. Contact June Jordan (01634-861348).

LEICESTERSHIRE

Wed, Nov 11, 2pm. Meet at the home of Mrs Dorothy Jenks The Stables, Stanford on Soar for a talk on Dylan Thomas,

A Childs Christmas by Olwen Hughes. Contact Jean Mills (01509-880434).

NORFOLK-NORTH

Tue, Nov 10, 10.30am. Meet at Lodge Farm, Buxton Lamas, near Norwich for

coffee, demonstration and lunch. Contact Felicity Gowing (01603-279231).

NORTH COTSWOLD

Wed, Nov 11, 7am. Coach leaves Chipping Norton for shopping trip to Calais via Le Shuttle. Cost £20. Contact Jane Ridgway (01295-680262) or Pauline Pomfret-Wood (01608-737733).

OXFORDSHIRE

Thur, Nov 19, 11am. Meet at Brizes Lodge Farm for Christmas recipe exchange and contribution lunch. Contact Julie Barnett (01993-842240).

ROXBURGHSHIRE

Thur, Nov 12, 7.45pm. Meet at Wellrig Farm, St Boswells, for cookery demonstration by Liz Kiteley. Contact Liz

(01835-822314).

RUTLAND

Thur, Nov 19, 12 for 12.30pm. Meet at Rutland County Golf Club, Great Casterton, Stamford, for lunch followed by Christmas decoration demonstration by Keepsakes of Yaxley. Contact Marian Croucher

(01780-764289).

SOMERSET-MENDIP

Tue, Nov 10, 12 noon. Meet at West Pennard village hall for demonstration and participation in Yoga followed by contribution lunch. Contact Betty (01458-850683) or Stella (01458-832909).


BERWICKSHIRE/

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND

Wed, Nov 11, 7.30pm. Meet at Pam Jacksons home, Fenwick Close, Shoreswood, for a talk on Sir William Burrell by Chris Green. Contact

Pam (01289-382236).

CAMBRIDGE-PETERBOROUGH

Tue, Nov 10, 7.00pm. Meet at Bay Tree Nurseries for floral

demonstration. Contact Claire Harries (01733-380203).

CUMBRIA-PENRITH

Fri, Dec 11, 12 for 12.30pm. Christmas lunch at the George Hotel, Penrith, followed by talk and slides by Touchstone market arcade. Contact Marlene Cowperthwaite

(01931-712248).

DERBYSHIRE

Tue, Nov 17, 12.30pm. Meet at the Church Hall, Matlock Hill, for agm and plate lunch. Contact Doris

(01629-583510).

Tue, Dec 8, 12 noon. Christmas lunch at Shottle Hall, bookings to Catherine (01335-360308) by Dec 1.

DEVON

Tue, Nov 17, 12 noon. Buffet lunch at Broadclyst victory hall followed by talk on Devon Air Ambulance by Nicola Hawkins. Please bring a contribution for lunch, and plates and cutlery. Names by Nov 21 to Christine Walters (01392-841850).

DEVON EVENING

Thur, Nov 12, 7.30pm. Meet at Upcott


SOMERSET-TAUNTON

Wed, Nov 18, 2.30pm. Meet at Comeytrowe Community Centre, Taunton, (adjacent to shopping precinct) for

programme planning. Contact

Mary Lowe Willetts (01823-698222).

SOMERSET-YEOVIL

Mon, Nov 16, 7.30pm. Meet at Queen Camel village hall for Victorian magic lantern show with Mr and Mrs Mackley. Please bring a contribution for supper. Cost £2. Contact Sylvia Reed

(01963-350431).

STAFFORDSHIRE

Wed, Nov 18, 11.45am. Meet at Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Lichfield, for charity lunch in aid of Queens Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal. Cost £10. Talk on the history of teddy bears by Lesley Allen, bring your old teddy for evaluation. Raffle, bring and buy sale. Contact Joan Hollis (01283-575558)

by Nov 13.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Tue, Nov 10, 7.30pm. Meet at Bradley Green village hall for talk on genealogy

by Mr M Edwards. Contact Ann Heath (01527-821208).

YORK

Tue, Nov 17, 10 for 10.30am. Coffee morning at Stamford Bridge Pavilion,

planning for 1999 and subscriptions to be paid. Book stall, raffle, bring and buy sale, proceeds to Breast Cancer charity.

Fri, Dec 4, Christmas lunch, friends

welcome, all names to Margaret Daniel (01904-728117) by Nov 7 .

Farm Womens Club

BERWICKSHIRE/

NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND

Wed, Nov 11, 7.30pm. Meet at Pam Jacksons home, Fenwick Close, Shoreswood, for a talk on Sir William Burrell by Chris Green. Contact

Pam (01289-382236).

CAMBRIDGE-PETERBOROUGH

Tue, Nov 10, 7.00pm. Meet at Bay Tree Nurseries for floral

demonstration. Contact Claire Harries (01733-380203).

CUMBRIA-PENRITH

Fri, Dec 11, 12 for 12.30pm. Christmas lunch at the George Hotel, Penrith, followed by talk and slides by Touchstone market arcade. Contact Marlene Cowperthwaite

(01931-712248).

DERBYSHIRE

Tue, Nov 17, 12.30pm. Meet at the Church Hall, Matlock Hill, for agm and plate lunch. Contact Doris

(01629-583510).

Tue, Dec 8, 12 noon. Christmas lunch at Shottle Hall, bookings to Catherine (01335-360308) by Dec 1.

DEVON

Tue, Nov 17, 12 noon. Buffet lunch at Broadclyst victory hall followed by talk on Devon Air Ambulance by Nicola Hawkins. Please bring a contribution for lunch, and plates and cutlery. Names by Nov 21 to Christine Walters (01392-841850).

DEVON EVENING

Thur, Nov 12, 7.30pm. Meet at Upcott Farm, Nomansland, Tiverton for a recipe swap. Bring your made-up dish with a

written copy of the recipe. Contact

Carole Drake (01884-860892).

GLOUCESTER

Tues, Nov 17, 2.30pm. Meet at Westons Cider Mill, Much Marcle for a guided tour and sampling, followed by afternoon tea. Cost £6.55, names and money by Nov 12 to Phyllis Charter, Henley House, Longhope, Glos GL17 0AD. (01452-830435).

HAMPSHIRE

Wed, Nov 25, 10.30am. Meet at Lains Farm, Quarley, near Andover for a visit to artists and craftsmen at the Project Workshops. Lunch at 1pm at the White Hart, Stockbridge. Contact Susan Osmond (01264-781439).

KENT

Wed, Nov 11, 12 noon. Meet at Blue Boar Lane car park for pub lunch followed by 2pm visit to Rochester Cathedral with

guided tour. Cost £2. Contact June Jordan (01634-861348).

LEICESTERSHIRE

Wed, Nov 11, 2pm. Meet at the home of Mrs Dorothy Jenks The Stables, Stanford on Soar for a talk on Dylan Thomas,

A Childs Christmas by Olwen Hughes. Contact Jean Mills (01509-880434).

NORFOLK-NORTH

Tue, Nov 10, 10.30am. Meet at Lodge Farm, Buxton Lamas, near Norwich for

coffee, demonstration and lunch. Contact Felicity Gowing (01603-279231).

NORTH COTSWOLD

Wed, Nov 11, 7am. Coach leaves Chipping Norton for shopping trip to Calais via Le Shuttle. Cost £20. Contact Jane Ridgway (01295-680262) or Pauline Pomfret-Wood (01608-737733).

OXFORDSHIRE

Thur, Nov 19, 11am. Meet at Brizes Lodge Farm for Christmas recipe exchange and contribution lunch. Contact Julie Barnett (01993-842240).

ROXBURGHSHIRE

Thur, Nov 12, 7.45pm. Meet at Wellrig Farm, St Boswells, for cookery demonstration by Liz Kiteley. Contact Liz

(01835-822314).

RUTLAND

Thur, Nov 19, 12 for 12.30pm. Meet at Rutland County Golf Club, Great Casterton, Stamford, for lunch followed by Christmas decoration demonstration by Keepsakes of Yaxley. Contact Marian Croucher

(01780-764289).

SOMERSET-MENDIP

Tue, Nov 10, 12 noon. Meet at West Pennard village hall for demonstration and participation in Yoga followed by contribution lunch. Contact Betty (01458-850683) or Stella (01458-832909).

SOMERSET-TAUNTON

Wed, Nov 18, 2.30pm. Meet at Comeytrowe Community Centre, Taunton, (adjacent to shopping precinct) for

programme planning. Contact

Mary Lowe Willetts (01823-698222).

SOMERSET-YEOVIL

Mon, Nov 16, 7.30pm. Meet at Queen Camel village hall for Victorian magic lantern show with Mr and Mrs Mackley. Please bring a contribution for supper. Cost £2. Contact Sylvia Reed

(01963-350431).

STAFFORDSHIRE

Wed, Nov 18, 11.45am. Meet at Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Lichfield, for charity lunch in aid of Queens Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal. Cost £10. Talk on the history of teddy bears by Lesley Allen, bring your old teddy for evaluation. Raffle, bring and buy sale. Contact Joan Hollis (01283-575558)

by Nov 13.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Tue, Nov 10, 7.30pm. Meet at Bradley Green village hall for talk on genealogy

by Mr M Edwards. Contact Ann Heath (01527-821208).

YORK

Tue, Nov 17, 10 for 10.30am. Coffee morning at Stamford Bridge Pavilion,

planning for 1999 and subscriptions to be paid. Book stall, raffle, bring and buy sale, proceeds to Breast Cancer charity.

Fri, Dec 4, Christmas lunch, friends

welcome, all names to Margaret Daniel (01904-728117) by Nov 7 .