PRESIDENT Virginia Williamson welcomed members and a guest to the July meeting of Plumley WI.

Since last month’s meeting members had helped out at Plumley’s Fun Day, and £170 was raised for the village hall.

Virginia reported that the WI had done well at the Cheshire Show with a first prize in the Preserves Class, a Highly Commended for a photography exhibit; a Commended for the Pastry Class and a Commended in Class One. There was also a first prize in Class 4, which involved three craft items, one of which won Best in Show for Excellence.

Future events include a walk in Pickmere, a coffee morning and a garden visit to Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden.

The county walk is on August 13, and a garden party is planned for August 20.

In September, the new craft group is putting together a water colour class.

June Corner gave an entertaining talk called “Naughty but Nice” about how underwear has changed since the 19th Century.

June brought lots of period pieces along, some of which had ornate and delicate needlework on them. Lillian Frier gave the vote of thanks.

Isme Hart was the winner of the competition and Christine England won the bloom competition.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 1, with guest speaker Hugh Davies giving a talk on female special agents.

The competition will be a disguise. New members and guests welcome.