Shire Horses will be subject of talk in Simonstone

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Interactive - The planned speaker for the meeting of Simonstone with Read WI was regretfully unable to attend so an interactive evening of craft displays and group singing was quickly arranged.

President Mrs Ann Lennox talked about the importance of planning when making things and showed craft items from around the world including puppets from Sri Lanka and Russia plus some beautiful items made in copper by her daughter. Also lovely old linen cloths from Ireland along with some antique lace underwear that were really no more than legs. All the ladies agreed they preferred their more modern counterparts.

The next part of the evening was turned over to the audience to plan, design and make their own craft item, in this case a bookmark, from scraps of card and materials provided. All of which proved a great success, taking members back to Blue Peter days, and was greatly enjoyed. Later members joined in with a sing-a-long with John Lennox and his accordion, a fun way to finish.

It was announced that Read Rovers WI quiz team jointly won the LFWI quiz heat held in Clitheroe and a place in the overall competition is hotly anticipated.

A competition was for a home-made card and Kathleen Wignall provided flowers for the president’s table.

The next meeting in Simonstone Old School hall at 7-30 p.m. is on Thursday, March 17th when the speaker will be Mr David Kay on the subject of “Shire Horses”. The competition will be for the most unusual beer mat.