Everyone successfully made their way to Blyburgate Hall for our meeting - there were no late stragglers who had mistakenly returned to the Quaker Hall!
Judith warmly thanked everyone who had made cakes and helped with the Charter weekend and Open Gardens celebrations at the Museum..We were reminded of the Sales table at WI, which for a modest 10% of sale price commission, allows you to sell unwanted gifts, books, magazines, plants, garden produce etc.. We were also told about another useful knitting opportunity - making 'twiddle sleeves' for hospitalised patients with Alzheimers.
Our speaker this month, Mrs Sheila Harrison, followed on from her talk of 2 years ago, when she told us about the diaries of Parson Thomas Woodforde, who lived at Weston, near Norwich. This time we learned about 'The parson's Niece'. This offered fascinating insights into how different domestic life was for 18th century women to those of today and how perennial some issues are - badly-behaved visiting children,for example!
We were reminded that next month's meeting will be a Royal Garden Party (at Jean Elderfield's house in Barnby) when 'posh frocks' and hats are 'encouraged'!