6 December 1996

Lancashire Rio dreams

IT IS always a pleasure to visit contact leader Catherine Tallentire and her group of Lancashire members. This time I arrived with an hour to spare before the meeting and was treated to some good old fashioned Lancashire hospitality before driving to the meeting at Dolphinholme. When we arrived everything was set up for a trip by slides to Rio de Janeiro, a talk given by Dorothy Faraday, which had us all entranced, especially with the music of Edmundo Ros in the background.

All too soon we landed back in reality and it was time for a cup of tea and a chat. I met the newest member of that club for the first time, Pam Mitchell, who with her husband Jimmy, farms 80ha (200 acres) at Hardhead Farm, Cockerham. She explained to me that the farm got its name from its geographical position. Their three children are now all grown up, so she finds there is time for herself to become involved in FWC.

Jean Howells