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Binbrook WI

More and more ladies are joining members each month for meetings and this month’s speaker certainly was worth hearing.

There was constant laughter in the room as speaker Judy Theobald regaled everyone with her many stories on her topic of A Bit of Love and Romance.

Nine members had attended the Federation’s annual meeting in Skegness last month and reported on their day.

Many of them were delighted to say they had got the chance to talk to guest speaker Adam Henson from BBC’s Countryfile during his book signing.

Winners of the competition for a writing implement was Marian Rippin for a fountain pen, with Ann Williams in second with an early nibbed pen, and Sylvia Sewell third, with a giant novelty pen.

Ann Kent’s hellebore won the flower of the month, with Marian Nicholls’s verbena sprig second and Pat Robinson’s daffodil third.

The next meeting will be on May 1 at 7pm in the Reading Room, when it will be a talk and tasting evening with Robin Dennett of Dennett’s ice-cream.

Louth & District Fuchsia Society

Members enjoyed a talk by Ray Creek on the growing of orchids at the April meeting.

The allocated plants were given out,and members were instructed to grow them on, in any way they liked,and bring them back to the August meeting ,to be judged by fellow members.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, when the talk will be on English Roses.

Nettleton and Moortown WI

From a sunken wreck to sailing down the Thames as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the story of Spider T was revealed by Mal Nicholson at the recent open meeting.

Designed and built by Frederick Warren of New Holland for the Forsters Brickyard in 1926, the Humber sloop quickly established itself to be very fast under sail.

The boat ended her working life in 1970 and after many years of neglect and decay, Mal eventually acquired it. Spider T’s national importance was recognised and work began on its restoration.

And Mal’s beautifully restored boat took pride of place in the Jubilee regatta, sailing directly past the Queen.

The next meeting will be on May 9 in the Methodist Schoolroom at 7.30pm, when the subject will be Artistic Blacksmith, with Bob Oakes.

Wragby Young Farmers

The annual meeting takes place at Wragby Fire Station meeting room on the Millbrook Business Park at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 30.

Reports will be given on the past year, including success at the annual County Rally.

This meeting brings the winter programme to an end and plans will be made for the coming year.

Anyone interested in joining is invited to go along - you do not need to have a connection with farming to be a Young Farmer.