By Phyllis Ford from Orsett WI
THE Thames Group of the W.I., numbering nine institutes of Orsett, West Tilbury, Linford, Chadwell St. Mary, Chafford Hundred, North Stifford, Aveley and Bulphan plus Corringham and Fobbing, held its Spring Group Meeting on 15th April, 2014 in the Tilbury Community Centre.
The meeting was convened by West Tilbury W.I., President Joanne Phillips. The County Organiser Mrs Liz Buxton from Shenfield chaired the meeting.
The Thurrock Scout and Guide Gang Show opened the meeting followed by magician Paul Clancy.
A Scout and Guide Memorabilia table hosted by W.I. members showing their youthful memories before joining the Women’s Institute Organisation.
W.I. members have been busy knitting neo-natal garments for the Neo-Natal Unit at Basildon Hospital. Two members of this unit attended
to receive the garments.
Errrrr – that makes 9 institutes in theThames Group!
….and a very good evening it was. Thanks as well to Barbara Jordan who brought along numerous items from the Guiding Archives.