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Lowestoft Afternoon WI

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:15 06 July 2010

Members of the Lowestoft Afternoon WI met at the United Reformed Church Hall for their monthly meeting which was opened by president Jean Pinkney, who welcomed all members and visitors.

Members of the Lowestoft Afternoon WI met at the United Reformed Church Hall for their monthly meeting which was opened by president Jean Pinkney, who welcomed all members and visitors. Apologies were given from those members unable to attend and birthday buttonholes were given out to members with June birthdays. July buttonholes were distributed out as there will be no meeting at the hall in July as it is the 25th birthday outing on that day. After correspondence was dealt with a summary was given by Margaret Fox from Lowestoft Evening WI on the annual meeting held at the Albert Hall in London; the subject for debate was “SOS for Honeybees.” Speaker for the afternoon was Norfolk farmer, Richard Wright, who gave a talk entitled From Pigs to Oil Lamps, and how he came to be making oil lamps after the 2000 swine fever scare. He now has a thriving business and no longer deals in pigs but has gone entirely into arable farming. He gave a demonstration of making an oil lamp and also brought along samples which the members could buy. Linda Painter gave the vote of thanks after which a special tea was enjoyed with sandwiches, scones and cakes made by committee members. The exhibit table was: A candle holder with Yvonne King first, Ena Howes second and Jean Richards third. After the raffle, the meting closed with the singing of the National Anthem.

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