Shepherdess talks about her life in Downham

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Shepherdess - At the meeting of Downham WI members were entertained by Liz Hird, a farmer’s wife from Yockenthwaite Farm, near Buckden, who started her career as a shepherdess and is now a successful businesswoman producing healthy, locally sourced breakfast cereals.

President Julie Parker welcomed members and visitors and detailed the events which WI members can take part in. Among them was a treasure hunt walk in Ribchester, an Easter cookery demonstration and dinner at Mytton Fold Hotel and an opportunity to “Go Ape” in Grizedale Forest. Downham WI celebrates its 91st birthday party on March 17th with a Jacob’s join supper, a film show by Anne and Gordon Sharp and a short play produced by Joyce Plumridge. Elizabeth Wrigley gave a short account of her visit to Denman College to learn more about researching archives.

The spring council coach for Southport will leave Clitheroe Interchange on March 16th at 8-20 a.m..