2 April 1999

Cotswolds fellowship…

THERE is a beautiful new honey-coloured stone house nestling in the Cotswolds countryside surrounded by the makings of a lovely garden. It is the home of Betty Woolliams and the welcome in her kitchen is still as warm as it was in the old farmhouse all those years ago when she held the first North Cotswolds FWC meeting. Like many Farm Womens club members Betty and her husband Michael have moved out of the farmhouse so that their son and daughter-in-law have plenty of room for their growing family.

However, there is no hint of retirement for either of them as Michael still enjoys working on the farm and Betty loves running her nursery school next door to the house. Although obviously a very busy lady, she is a staunch member of the Farm Womens Club and along with her friend Ann Dancer attends meetings and contributes to the FWC magazine.

The afternoon I popped in for a cup of tea we had all enjoyed the fellowship of a meeting at Chipping Campden. It was good to see everyone even though I was greeted with the expression "stone the crows" as I walked into the Lygon Arms.

The speaker for the afternoon was Pat Goodman, carpet and floor layer extraordinaire, who told many an amusing tale and ended the afternoon giving everyone present a chocolate for St Valentines Day.

Jean Howells