West Tilbury WI: April Report

Jane Woodman was the deputy for President Vicky Turner for this months meeting she welcomed speakers Mr and Mrs Mann who came to talk about their Russian Experience a visit to St Petersburg & Moscow.

At first all went well on the first stop and they enjoyed the visit to the Cathedrals and sightseeing of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, then they went on to Moscow where Mrs Mann fell and broke her hip.

One aspect was Mr Mann was unable to even read a newspaper as nothing was printed in English, while he waited the outcome of his wife’s operation and treatment. This was a most interesting talk and they made everyone see as they went from day to day telling how they managed to survive and get through this, with help from the travel company, a variety of people and even a visit from the English Ambassador.

The Spring Group meeting exhibition this month has been arranged by Gill Morris and Niki Nunn and preparations are in hand for the Display. Niki Garwood gave a report on the County General Meeting held at Colchester. An invitation was read out from St Luke’s Hospice who are asking everyone to take their dogs on a fund raising walk

Competition: ‘A Holiday Souvenir’ won by Joy Ridgewell.
Niki Nunn and Lilian Hutchison were the winners of the raffle.

Next meeting will be held at
West Tilbury Village Hall on May 3rd 2011 at 7pm- 9-30pm.

Speaker Shelia Gunson Craft Diversity

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