BOXFORD WI


REPORTS

MARCH 2020
At the March afternoon meeting speaker Charles Garland gave an interesting talk about the Nations Favourite Comedy, which included his work alongside David Croft producing Dad's Army and many other programmes for the BBC.

The next meetings are: 1st April at 2pm in the Village Hall: Fat Bird and a boat
16th April at 8pm in the Pavilion: Resolutions meeting

New members are always welcome so if you are interested please come along to one of our meetings or contact our secretary
Annie Phillips
Secretary, Boxford WI
(01787 211729 | annie-phillips@hotmail.co.uk)

WI Dad's Army

WI Dad's Army


FEBRUARY 2020
At the February evening meeting Kelly Cornwell gave a most interesting talk about Genealogy and how we can find out about our ancestors by using a variety of methods, both on and offline. It was a fascinating insight into the information that is stored online, in church records, in military records and in record offices all over the world. We found out about one of her grandfather's using Ancestry.com and we were shown how to set up a family tree for ourselves. One WI evidently transcribed the gravestones in their churchyard to help preserve the information for future generations, so even our organisation has played its part!

WI Genealogy



JANUARY 2020
The new year started with an afternoon meeting on the 'True Price of fish and chips' by Andy Malcolm who represented the Fisherman's Mission. He gave an interesting talk about what the Fisherman's Mission do to help Fishermen and their families both working and retired from all around the UK. Along with the talk, Andy sang two shanties followed by a 'fish' quiz for everyone to participate. At the first evening meeting, Karen Baker gave a most interesting demonstration of Blind Contour Drawing and explained the benefits which aid children's confidence when beginning to draw. A really varied number of items were placed on tables for members to draw 'Blind' and the results were both varied and amusing! The pencil drawings were further enhanced by the use of water colours, felt tip pens with some members showing a real talent.

Our speakers for the February meeting were 'Shanty Folk'. A group of 5 entertained us with a most information explanation of many different types of shanty along with some enjoyable singing with some member participation too.

The Boxford WI table cloth has now been finished by a talented group of sewers and will be used regularly.

The next meetings are: March 14th at 2pm in the Village Hall:
Dad's Army - the nation's favourite comedy
March 19 th at 8pm in the Pavilion: Learn to crochet
New members are always welcome so if you are interested please come along to one of our meetings or contact our secretary
Annie Phillips
Secretary, Boxford WI
(01787 211729 annie-phillips@hotmail.co.uk )


WI Shanty Folk

WI tablecloth