Thursday, March 6, 2008

This beautiful cloth graced the table at the meeting.
This tells the history of the cloth.
A beautiful flower arrangement at the side of the stage.
Two of the ladies from one of the institutes present were
responsible for this.
Selling raffle tickets
Some of the ladies arriving for the meeting
I took these pictures on Tuesday at the annual council meeting of
the Cheshire Federation of WI's of which I'm a member.Many people
associate the WI with jam and Jerusalem and while this may be
true to a certain extent, that is certainly not the whole picture! The WI campaigns
vigorously on many issues and our government has learnt to listen to the voice of
the WI! The meeting started in the traditional way with the singing of Jerusalem,
which sung by 6 or 7 hundred ladies is quite something! We enjoyed a very
interesting talk by Elizabeth Bromley-Davenport, who together with her
husband own Capesthorne Hall, a talk by Jonathon Wild,chairman of
Taylors of Harrogate, who has many connections with the WI and last but
not least,a talk by Baroness Henig on the work of the House of Lords.All
in all, it was a very interesting and enjoyable day.


alexander said...

Beautiful shot of the sunset. I like the cloth on the table. It is lovely.

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dot said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I would love to have heard all those ladies singing!

Gledwood said...

Hi Angie how are you how's it going and what's UP long time no hear... what you been up to..?