Plum bread and history at meeting

Women’s Institute – Rob Myers, of Horncastle’s Myers Bakery, was introduced as the speaker at the monthly meeting of the WI and gave a history of the well-known firm, established in 1902.

He included informative and amusing anecdotes and, to the delight of members, had taken along samples, in particular of their famous plum bread.

Members had been invited to take along a piece of Victoriana for the competition, which was won by Mary Hoban – her exhibit will now go forward as East Barkwith WI’s entry for the competition at the Witham Group Spring Meeting.

Yvonne Bryson reported on the Lincolnshire North spring council meeting held at the Embassy Centre in Skegness, where she had been joined by four fellow members.

Retiring county chairman Jackie Cheetham and Anne Barnes presented the entertainment after the business was completed.

Anne, as the floral art expert, arranged the flowers and Jackie and her assistant joined her, wearing costumes of the period being portrayed.

Joyce Sayers and a party of fellow members had enjoyed a Tai Chi day at Wragby Town Hall and she gave a report to the meeting on the activities.

Arrangements were also made for taking part in the national Women’s Institute event Walk for the World with a walk planned at Bardney.

Two teams of two members had taken part in the fun Scrabble evening at Bardney Village Hall arranged by the Witham Group, and a party of members were to join the audience at Wragby Town Hall for the Witham Group spring meeting when the topic will be Queen Victoria in Royal Fashion.

WI advisor the Rev Sue Bradley will join members at the next meeting, when the resolutions will be considered and voted on in preparation for the national meeting and there will also be a competition for an item of Royal memorabilia.

JUMBLE – Customers were able to browse around the stalls with bric-a-brac in particular very popular when the Barkwith Group Over 60s Club arranged a jumble sale at Wragby Town Hall.

There were home-made cakes too with a raffle and tea and biscuits were available for the bargain hunters as they took a break.

Proceeds for the club amounted to £267.75, including donations, and thanks are expressed to all who helped and contributed.