26 May 1995

Yorks big get-together

WHEN the York and North Yorkshire FWCs get together, they have to find a venue big enough to accomodate more than 100 people. This year it was the turn of the N Yorks group to entertain the York members and, under the leadership of Eileen Houseman, they certainly did it in style on a beautiful spring day.

The members all brought a contribution for lunch and everyone did their bit to make the day successful. I was impressed by the speed and efficiency of serving and clearing away lunch for that many people with so little fuss.

The speaker for the afternoon, Maurice Reed, an auctioneer from Northumberland, proved to be very amusing as well as brave being surrounded by so many women.

Time flew as Mr Reeds talk was punctuated by much laughter. All too soon it was time to go leaving Sheila Wicks and Phyllis Sleightholme, contact leaders from York, wondering where to hold the joint annual meeting next year. JH

Contact leader Eileen Houseman with her mother, Clare Stockil,

who also served as contact leader.

Dorothy Warwick from the North Yorks group in conversation with Phyllis Sleightholme of York FWC.