GISBURN: Duttons for Buttons talk in village deli

Deli with Buttons - Gisburn’s Delicious Deli extended their opening hours for Gisburn WI members, when Michelle, of Duttons for Buttons, gave a history of the company which has shops in Harrogate, Ilkley and York.

With a fascination for buttons and a wide knowledge gained during her years at Duttons, shee spoke about the importance of buttons throughout history, what buttons signified, their connection with laws and how she seeks out buttons on foreign holidays.

Items were collected to be taken to a local Women’s Refuge and forthcoming events were discussed over drinks and cakes from the Deli.

An entry from Gisburn WI sent to the WI Life magazine Micro-fiction competition, has been chosen as one of the top entries. It was published in the May/June edition along with other top entries. The competition consisted of a short story on any subject, ending with the words “…as she/he hoped it would be.”

Winning entries for the competition entitled “with buttons” were a hand-made burgundy and cream quilt, a hand-made pennant made from a coffee sack with golden buttons and trimmings, hand-made earrings, an elegant hand-made evening dress and Mother of Pearl family heirloom buttons thought to originate from Bethlehem.

In June members will visit Hebden, near Grassington, for an evening walk followed by supper, where friends are also invited. The competition is for three unusual English place names.

Members intending to enter the Clitheroe Area WI Show are asked to check their schedules ready for handing in.

Mothers’ union - In a most interesting talk, the Rev. Tim Thorpe told the ladies of Gisburn Mothers’ Union of his eventful journey following a career with British Rail to becoming a full-time minister in the Methodist Church. His experiences and anecdotes, illustrated the speaker’s dedication and faith.

A group of members and friends enjoyed taking part in the Bowland Mothers’ Union Deanery festival at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Bolton-by-Bowland.

Arrangements were made for the lunch outing to the Buck Inn, Paythorne, on June 14th at 12-30 p.m. Inquiries, tel. 01200 445374.

The meeting ended with a bring-and-buy stall.