Bulphan WI: A royal visitor in Jubilee month

By Janet McCheyne MBE

AT our June meeting, Jo Seymour welcomed Bulphan Women’s Institute members and 11 visitors who all then sat back and enjoyed a delightful fashion show from Sainsbury’s Chafford Hundred. Models ranged from tiny Abbie, modelling toddler clothes, through Tom and Shannon – junior school age, and younger and more mature adults, of every size and shape. They showed us holiday wear, casual clothes, maxi dresses, dressing up for the evening and finally the “Gok for TU” range. The whole show was enhanced by Lisa’s very professional commentary.

Rosemary Head thanked everyone from Sainsbury’s and said the show had been a great promotional event for the store’s fashion range.

Jane and new members Nicola and Kay had prepared very tasty homemade cakes to have with our tea. Sally still had some seats available for our coach outing to Beth Chatto Gardens on July 4th, and our next meeting on July 11th will be a car-sharing outing to Hullbridge: a gentle walk along the river, then into the pub! We leave the village hall at 7pm.

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, her majesty was in attendance at our meeting (in cardboard cut-out form!) and supervised the distribution of lovely Jubilee souvenir cups in posh boxes to every member.

Carol had completed our 100m of bunting, which we will be holding up along the Olympic Torch route in Grays on Friday, 6th July. Please contact me if you would like to help!

Janet McCheyne

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