22 March 2002

New leader at Kentish reins

KENT Farm Womens Club has had a changeover of contact leaders.

Dorothy Highwood has stood down to let Marlene Wright take over. I am amazed that Dorothy has carried on organising meetings for the last 17 months as she is one of those unlucky people whose home was flooded back in the autumn of 2000 and she and her husband Pete are still not back living there.

Marlene moved to Kent 25-years ago; she and her husband have never farmed but in the true spirit of FWC were welcomed into the rural community and have enjoyed the friendship the club brings for 15 years or more.

I am sure this club in the Garden of England is in very good hands and the many outings and meetings planned will be a great success. Marlene has four grandchildren to keep her on her toes and also does upholstery and French polishing when she has time.

The day I joined them we visited the Royal Engineers Museum at Gillingham – a great day out, so interesting for me, the daughter of a sapper – I grew up learning about Bailey Bridges and having to have a shine on my shoes!

We lunched at the home of Rita and Alan Veitch – a merry gathering of members and their husbands, pleased to mix with anyone no matter what their method of earning a living may be. Jean Howells

BERWICKSHIREWed, Apr 10, 6.30pm. Bowling at Swan Leisure Centre, Berwick. Bring thick socks or bowling shoes. Note earlier time. Contact Jean Whiteford (01289-308289) by Apr 3.

HEREFORD-NORTH

Tue, Apr 9, noon for 12.30pm. Meet at Almeley Village Hall for lunch with Glasbury FWC. Contact Di Davies (01544-340349) or Doris Prosser (01544-328438).

MERIONETH

Mon, Apr 8, 7.30pm. Meet at Fronolau, Dolgellau, for a talk by Garfield Lewis. Contact Enid D Jones (01678-520518).

SHROPSHIRE-OSWESTRYMon, Mar 25, 7.30pm. Meet at Oswestry Football Club for a talk on antiques by Mr Richard Allen from Halls. Bring 2 items to be valued, but not jewellery. Remember to bring your own cup or mug. Contact Ruth Lea (01691-622184).

WESTYORKSHIRE-SKIPTON

Wed, Apr 3, 2pm. Meet at Soroptomist Rooms, Skipton, for talk Lucky – A Blind Mans Story by Richard Chapman. Contact Rosamund Mitchell (01535-643319).

YORKSHIRE-INGLETON

Thur, Apr 4, 7.30pm. Meet at Westhouse Village Hall for An Amusing Look at Poetry with Shirley Melluish. Contact Elaine Butterfield (01524-261047).