5 March 1999

Farm Womens Club

BERWICKSHIRE/

N.NORTHUMBERLAND

Wed, Mar 10, 7.30pm. Meet at Judi MacLeans home, Hutton Hall Barns for a talk Wood Turning by Mr Adams.

Contact Judi (01289 081286).

DERBYSHIRE

Tue, Mar 16, 12.30pm. Meet at Brailsford Institute, we will be making a donation to an official from RABI. Bring a plate lunch followed by talk with slides A Thread in History, The Arkright Story by Ruth Jordan. Contact Catherine (01335-360308).

DEVON

Tue, Mar 16, 12.30pm. Meet at Broadclyst village hall for buffet lunch followed by a talk Devonshire Dialect by John German, BBC Radio Devon. Contribution for lunch, plates and cutlery please. Names to Dorothy Sellick (01884-256983) by March 14.

DEVON-EVENING

Thur, Mar 11, 7.30pm. Try your hand at spinning wool on my wheel.

Carole Drake (01884-860892).

GLOUCESTER

Fri, Mar 12, 7.30pm. 20th Anniversary dinner at Maisemoore village hall, husbands welcome. Guest speaker, Lord Carter, Government Chief Whip. Names and £17 each by March 6 to Phyllis Charter (01452-830435).

Jean Howells hopes to be there.

HAMPSHIRE

Wed, Mar 10, 10.30am. Meet at Ranks Flour Mill, Southampton, for tour followed by lunch at Ocean Village.

Contact Betty Tickner (01420-562754).

HAMPSHIRE

Wed, Jun 16, 9.30am. Coach leaves Alresford Station for visit to Highgrove. Please bring a picnic lunch. Payment of £12 with booking on a strictly first come first served basis to Pat Owens, 14, Russell Close, Lee on Solvent, Hants PO13 9HS by Mar 13 (01705-550887).

LEICESTERSHIRE

Wed, Mar 17, 10.30am. Meet at Rosemary Southworths home, Ropers Hill Farm, Staunton Harold, for coffee followed by a towel party and lunch.

Contact Meg Barker (01530-271628).

LINCS-BRIGG

Wed, Mar 17, 7.30pm. Meet at Arties Mill, Brigg for talk with slides Lorry Driving by Miss I Richards. Names will be taken

for spring supper on April 21.

Contact Margaret Gratton (01562-678218).

LINCS-LOUTH

Thur, Mar 18, 12.30pm. Meet at Louth Indoor Bowls Club for lunch followed by demonstration of Pergamano parchment craft by Elaine Savage. Contact Pat Needham (01507-327549) by March 14.

MERIONETH

Mon, Mar 8, 7 for 7.30pm. Meet at Fronoleu Farm Hotel, Dolgellau for a Welsh Evening, entertainment by Mrs Eirian Jones and Mr Arfon Williams.

Contact Rona (01678-540643)

NORFOLK-NORTH

Tue, Mar 9, 10.30am. Meet at Daphne Howardss home, Sunrays, 29 Holt Road, Sheringham for talk Norfolk Wherries by John Cooper. Contact

Daphne (01603-824110).

NORFOLK-NORWICH

Tue, Mar 16, 11am. Meet at Bergh-Apton village hall for talk All About Wine by Mrs Allen. Plate lunch and plant stall.

Contact Iris Bailey (01603-721603).

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Wed, Mar 24, 2pm. Meet at Barnsdale Garden, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. Names to Rita White

(01604-810351)by March 9.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Tue, Mar 16, 10.30am. Meet at The Cobbles, Kelso, for coffee, cookery demonstration and lunch. Total cost £10. Names please to Dorcas (01434-601822) or Lorna (01434-683359) by March 12. Please note date.

OXFORDSHIRE

Tue, Mar 16, 11am. Meet at Manor Farm, Islip, for talk Underwear Through the Ages by Celia Low. Contribution lunch. Contact Jenny Henman

(01865-372110).

SHROPSHIRE-SOUTH

Thur, Mar 25, 12.30 for 1pm at Culmington village hall. 15th birthday party, guests welcome. Numbers please to Diana Hadley (01584-856207).

Jean Howells hopes to be there.

SOMERSET-YEOVIL

Mon, Mar 15, 7.30pm. Meet at Marston Magna village hall for talk West Country Farmhouses by Mr T Coleman. Contributions for supper please.

Contact Sylvia Reed (01963-350431).

STAFFORDSHIRE

Wed, Mar 17, 2pm. Meet at YFC Stafford Showground, for a humorous talk by John Anderson. Contact

Betty Farrier (01902-892144).

YORK

Tue, Mar 16, 12 for 12.30pm. Meet at Market Weighton Bowls Club for a plate lunch followed by Ladies in Pigs cookery demonstration. Contact Susan Craven (01430-872271) or Anne Stephenson (01430-872054).

St Georges Day in old East Anglia

OUR next FWC walking weekend will be in Norfolk (Apr 23-25) and we will be staying in the historic market town of Wymondham, a place of great architectural interest. We have booked rooms in the Abbey Hotel which is in a quiet backwater and as its name suggests, is near to the old abbey.

On Friday evening, which is St Georges Day, you will be welcomed with a hearty dinner of good old English roast beef. We will then spend the rest of the weekend walking it off! Saturday mornings walk will be a guided tour of the town to familiarise us with our surroundings and study the wide diversity of style of building since the towns first charter of 1139. Well stop at one of the many hostelries for lunch before going further afield. In the afternoon we will be doing a circular walk covering about five miles of the surrounding Norfolk countryside.

We will be back to the comfort of the hotel for an evenings relaxation – a chance to put our feet up in the company of friends old and new from the Farm Womens Club. Dinner will be served in the intimate dining room and it is hoped that some of the local members may come and join us.

By Sunday you will be either raring to go for another hike or you may want to take things more easily with a visit to one of the numerous local att-ractions by car.

Wymondham

Abbeys morning

services are at

8am and 11am

after which we

will embark

upon more

exploration of

this enchanting

area of East

Anglia. The

Otter Trust at

Earsham has

beautiful

riverside

walks with

three

lakes and a large collection of otters and European wildfowl. There is also a very pleasant tea room for refreshments. Norwich, with its spired cathedral, is only nine miles away from Wymondham, and if you decide to visit any of the Broadland villages you will be fascinated by their colourful, individual signs and light, spacious churches.

Farm Womens Club Walking Weekend

I /We wish to reserve…. places on the FWC walking weekend.

I/We wish to stay for two nights (Fri, Apr 23, and Sat, Apr 24, 1999)

for which the cost is £100 a person for two nights dinner bed and breakfast.

Name………………………………………………………………………………..

Address……………………………………………………………………………..

………………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………..Tel No: ………………………………….

Accommodation required:

…………Twin………….Double……………Single room(s)

I enclose a cheque for £………………

Please return this form together with a cheque or postal order made payable to Farm Womens Club by March 21, 1999

Mark envelope: FWC Walking Weekend and send to Farmers Weekly, Quadrant House, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5AS