Sunday, 22 March 2015

Natland and Oxenholme W.I. meeting

A good attendance was held at the spring meeting of Natland and Oxenholme WI. President Kirsten Cannon welcomed all members.

The various social events that had taken place during the last month were reported on, and the forthcoming monthly activities were outlined.

Sue Mulvaney - the replacement guest speaker for the evening was warmly welcomed, and thanked for stepping in. The subject for the evening was' William Blake's Jerusalem' . An illustrated talk then followed, which displayed the speaker's enthusiasm and vast knowledge. The history and creativity that surrounded this radical poet and painter were finely detailed. Following the recital of two of Blake's poems Sue finally offered an interpretation of his well- known poem and hymn  'Jerusalem'. This hymn was later associated with the suffragette movement before becoming the W.I.Anthem. Diana Dickinson gave the vote of thanks.

Competition Winners: Chris Nacey, second Dorothy Goddard. Raffle Winner: Audrey Cason

The next meeting will be Wednesday 15th April (7.30pm) when guest speaker Maria Radice will give a talk entitled 'Prisons'.

A Coffee Morning is to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 28th March from 10.00am to 12noon £1.00 Admission. Proceeds towards Village Hall and Manna House. There will be Craft and Cake Stalls, and a raffle. Copies of the Natland map compiled by Daphne Lester will also be available.