SLAIDBURN: How to draw a Christmas elf

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Young farmers - Members of Slaidburn Young Farmers’ Club met for an evening of drawing with artist Chris Perkins, of Mydas Touch at Backridge. Mr Perkins guided members as they tried their hand at drawing a Christmas elf. Thanks were given by Andrew Harrison.

Happy year - The annual meeting of Slaidburn WI took place in the village hall presided over by Mrs Ann Swindlehurst. Mrs Jean Parker gave an account of the spring council meeting which she attended in Fleetwood. The treasurer’s report was presented by Mrs Christine Blakey and the secretary’s report by Mrs Susan Farrand. Flowers were presented to retiring joint presidents Mrs Swindlehurst and Mrs Pat Garnett.

The president introduced WI adviser Mrs Rosemary Blanchfield who provided help and guidance and spoke about the WI website training resource – Moodle. She was thanked by Mrs Garnett.

The new president is Mrs Mary Cowking, with vice-presidents Mrs Val Sharp and Mrs Parker.

A competition for an old fashioned jewellery item was won by Mrs Jane Lewis, Mrs Cowking was second and Mrs Swindlehurst third.