World of Music Hall brought vividly to life

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THE history of the Music Hall for three decades was the subject of a talk and demonstration by David Darby, of Colwick to members of Hucknall’s LEENSIDE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI).

He not only gave the background of many stage stars from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s but also sang many of their well-known songs. He was thanked for a very entertaining evening by Maureen Slack.

In the absence of Leenside’s president, vice-president Jenny Holmes took the chair and told members that lots more hand-made gift tags were required for the Christmas Tree Festival coming up soon at Hucknall Parish Church.

She also reported on a very successful ‘Curling Evening’, held recently, when members made up six teams to play one another. The Notts Federation of WIs invested in the curling sets and they are now loaned out to WIs around the county.

The secretary, Cecilia Poxon, brought to the notice of members various WI county events coming up in the near future, including the celebration of Christmas at Southwell Minster on Saturday December 1 and two craft fairs to be held at the WI County Office in Newark. Tickets were also available for members wishing to see a production of “Hello Dolly” at the Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday November 24.

A competition for a hand-knitted scarf was won by Molly Smith and her entry, along with all others, were donated to the National Police Aid Convoy. A total of 43 scarves and 12 sets of mittens and gloves were donated to be sent to Eastern Europe.

Members were reminded that the next meeting will be the 45th birthday party of Leenside and any who have not already done so should ring the secretary (9634045) to book a place.