Jodrell Side WI by Pat Alston

Jodrell Side WI members had a very busy, varied and interesting day in Liverpool recently. The first port of call was to the Liverpool Synagogue where there was an excellent guided tour of the

magnificent building and its history. Next was lunch and a shopping trip to the Blue Coat Galleries in the city centre. The trip was rounded off with a visit to the seaside at Crosby to view the sculptures on the beach while enjoying the sunshine and ice cream.

The speaker for the meeting gave a graphic description of her very early childhood escaping from Burma through India and finally back to England during the second world war and she painted a very vivid picture of what the army wives and children had to go through to survive.

The correspondence that was read out included a thank you letter from the Goostrey Scouts for the contribution to their building fund. Jean Alcock was presented with the plant to welcome her back after her illness. Diana Salmon has agreed to take on the post of minute secretary to replace Jacquey Sutton who retires after doing a sterling job for several years.

Heather Jones won the first prize in the raffle, other winners were Jacquey Sutton and Carol Wood. Dagmar Barnes won the competition for an Asian memento. Several members put their names forward to join in the fun quiz on September 24. Shirley Britten rounded off the evening with one of her witty poems.