WI: Corringham and Fobbing: Sept report

AT our August meeting we were introduced to Ted Bennett, who spoke about the art of woodcarving.

His love of wood was shown in his beautiful carvings of flowers, animals and a small pin cushion carving as a boot. He has supplied Harrods with rocking horses and restored furniture in Windsor Castle. His work can also be seen in the House of Lords and the Mansion House. Unfortunately Ted’s craft is now in decline, but he is thrilled that, at the moment, he is teaching and passing on his skills to a young man.

Gwen Gray won the flower of the month with a fuchsia.

Our social afternoon was the annual craft and produce show with judges Jeanette Shilling and Maureen Downes doing an excellent job for which we thanked them for giving up their time. The hand-knitted entries were sent to the Seamen’s Mission at Tilbury and the overall winner of the show was Linda Farman.

Ladies are more than welcome at our meetings.

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