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Farmlife 5

5 May 1995

Farmlife 5

IT was market day in Skipton when I visited West Yorkshire FWC – it seemed a long way to drive to buy two cauliflowers but they were half the price of those on sale nearer home!

It was good to see the members in their usual meeting place, I can now picture them all there when I type the notices of future meetings. The members brought a contribution lunch which, when arranged on the buffet table, looked like a birthday feast.

Mrs Elaine Clewer had been asked to demonstrate suitable flower arrangements for a coffee table. She made it all look so easy and in next to no time had created four very different displays.

It was interesting to hear local stories as she worked and chatted to the audience. The tale of the man who gave one-and-a-half hours notice for a wedding bouquet caused great amusement and speculation. We all laughed at the antics of acquiring material for displays especially the one about the poor husband almost falling into the river to get some driftwood for his wife.

At the end of the demonstration the arrangements were raffled and a few members were thrilled to receive the afternoons creations. I took my leave and escaped the washing-up yet again!

Jean Howells

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Farmlife 5

21 April 1995

Farmlife 5

Farm Womens Club

This informal friendship club has more than 60 groups nationwide and is open to all female

readers of FW.

Details from Jean Howells (0181-652 4927)


Wed, 21 June, 9.30am. Coach leaves Dobwalls, picking up en route to visit the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, to see Showboat at 2pm. Bring a picnic lunch. £5 ticket money to be paid by Apr 27. Contact Kath Ford (01841-540371).


Sat, Apr 29, 2pm. Meet at Dalston village hall for talk and demonstration on planting hanging baskets and tubs by Mr Treeby. Plants and other items for sale. Cost including tea £2.50. Contact Zanna Johnston (01228-23847) by Apr 27.


Tue, May 9, 12 noon. Meet at Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, for lunch followed by a guided tour of the Express and Echo printing works. Please book by Apr 28. Contact Dorothy Sellick (01884-256983).


Thur, Apr 27, 12.30pm. Meet at Colby Lodge Gardens, Llanteg, for light lunch and tour. Please be prompt so we can take advantage of group entrance fee. Contact Margaret Morris (01267-241453).


Thur, Sept 28. Visit to Buckingham Palace. Please send cheque for £14.50 asap made payable to Mrs E Thorogood c/o Northeys, Wethersfield, Braintree, CM7 4AR . Contact Bunty Wright (01371-850866).


Tue, Apr 25, 12.30pm. Meet for annual spring lunch at the Harewood End Inn, Harewood End. Cost £8.95. Contact Mrs J Probert (01432-850486). Jean Howells hopes to be there.


Sat, Apr 29, 12.30 for 1pm. Meet at Dunadry Inn for lunch followed by visit to The Landscape Centre, Donegore. New members most welcome. Contact Sheena Birch (02477-28030).


Thur, Apr 27, 2pm. Meet at Hutton village hall, near Bedale, for embroidery demonstration by Mrs Margaret Chapman. Visitors welcome. Contact Mrs E Kirby (01609-883233).


Tue, Apr 25, Meet at Four Crosses Village Centre for indoor bowls. Flat soled shoes or slippers must be worn. Contact Christine Savage (01691-830310). Jean Howells hopes to be there.

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