Street party fun for Leenside WI

IT WAS all red, white and blue when LEENSIDE (HUCKNALL) WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI) celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at their recent meeting.

Each member brought something to a faith supper from cakes to sandwiches, buns to pastries.

The ladies decorated the tables with patriotic colours and had Union Jack flags to keep with tradition.

The special speaker for the event, Patrick Cooke from Crich in Derbyshire, brought his street organ and provided music.

“This proved perfect entertainment for the street-party setting,” said Jenny Holmes. “Patrick played some well-known sing-a-long tunes and explained some of the background to the organ, which was actually made in Crich.”

A competition was also held during the evening where members were invited to bring in a piece of royal memorabilia. It was won by Susan Clissold, who was one of the tea hostesses on the night with Rita Daniels, Joy Shelton and Edna Stubbs.

The next meeting is next Tuesday (July 17) at Central Methodist Church on Baker Street.