Cakes, debates and shows for town’s WI

WI Meeting at Hucknall Methodist Church, l-r is Judy Gou, Joyce Shelton, Barbara Murdy, Maureen Newton, Jenny Holmes, Cecilia Poxon, Margaret White, Vera Preston, Sandra Green. Pictured with their 'Arrangment in a Cup' competition entries.
WI Meeting at Hucknall Methodist Church, l-r is Judy Gou, Joyce Shelton, Barbara Murdy, Maureen Newton, Jenny Holmes, Cecilia Poxon, Margaret White, Vera Preston, Sandra Green. Pictured with their 'Arrangment in a Cup' competition entries.

Activities from the Nottinghamshire County Show was presented to members of Leenside (Hucknall) Women’s Institute at their latest meeting.

Held at the Central Methodist Church , Hucknall, former County Chairman, Maureen Ashby and a WI Advisor in Training, Kay Brown of Bestwood WI, joined President, Alison Inglis, who gave a warm welcome to everyone and reported on her visit to the Notts County Show at Newark.

The schedule for the WI Competition at the show was to depict a TV programme with a decorated cake , a collage and an item of craftwork. Leenside chose Dr Who and gained 11th place.

The President gave information of a display and sale of handicrafts to be held at the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre at Eastwood in September, which will be held primarily to publicise the work of the WI Crafts section.

The secretry, Cecilia Poxon, gave notice of several forthcoming WI events in the County including a Heritage Wa lk around Newark, a Tour of Trent Bridge Croquet, Patchwork, Beading and Computer Basics.

A Coffee Morning which had to be cancelled due to snow in March has been rearranged for tomorrow, 22nd June.

It was reported that the “Heart of Hucknall” event held recently at the John Godber Centre was well worth supporting.

The resolution to be voted on relates to the decline of high streets and town centres and after much discussion Leenside members voted to support the resolution.

The latter half of the meeting involved AGM business which included the Committee’s and the President’s annual reports along with the Financial statement after which Alison Inglis was re-elected as President for the coming year.

The new committee will consist of Carol Curtis as secretary, Helen Smith as treasurer along with Josie Bailey, Judy Gow, Jenny Holmes, Lynne Mitchell, Denise Stubbings and Margaret White.

Report by Jenny Holmes.