WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – Royal Memorabilia and Resolutions were on the agenda for the members of East Barkwith Women’s Institute at their monthly meeting.
Yvonne Bryson presiding welcomed the members and special guest the Revd Sue Bradley, the WI Advisor for the Witham Group, who gave advance details of some of the WI happenings that they could look forward to in the county and nationally. Mary Hoban reported on the County Resolutions meeting she had attended at Wragby Town Hall when the speakers had introduced the need for changes to take place to fulfil the demand for more midwives.
The members, following discussion led by Mary, then voted in favour of appealing to the Government to employ more midwives so that proper maternity care could be provided for all patients.
Eight members had attended the Witham Group Meeting at Wragby and enjoyed an excellent talk on the Young Queen Victoria, with speaker Gillian Stapleton dressing in period costumes.
GARDENERS MINI MARKET – Lots of customers and a great variety of plants available at bargain prices combined to make a very successful annual Mini Market for the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association.
The village hall was transformed into a temporary nursery as plants arrived in abundance, propagated, grown on and donated, to raise funds for the club and all were delighted to find that more than £360 had been raised.
This included £51 from a tombola and book stall set up and run by Yvonne Bryson with assistance on the day from Shirley Booth and Joyce Sayers.
The surplus of plants, as usual, were donated to the Donington on Bain Village Church Committee for their plant stall to raise funds to help maintain St Andrews Church, as many members travel from the village to the Barkwith Gardening Club.