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Business was run through quickly as our speaker was doing a cookery demonstration which would take up most of the evening.

The draw was done for the ticket for one of our members to go to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall on 2nd. July. This was won by Irene Kennerley who also came second in the raffle. The winner of the raffle was Sheila Gallimore. The competition of a salt and pepper was won by Jillian Robinson.

Our speaker was Judith Townsend from Aston W.I. She comes from Singapore and came here to nurse. She met her future husband in Singapore but would not marry him until all was satisfied that he would be a suitable husband! She cooked "a three course meal in a wok" and was assisted by another member of Aston W.I. and some of our ladies were servers. We had prawn crackers and fried spring rolls and little turnovers which were delicious for starters, then the main courses of chicken egg fried rice and another vegetable dish with Chinese cabbage and to accompany (already prepared) a chicken and pineapple curry with was spicy but not hot. To finish she made banana fritters which were liberally covered in Golden Syrup and were wonderful.

The spring rolls were ready to fry and the chicken was cooked but she fed over thirty people with a lovely meal whilst talking all the time about her life and taking us through the cooking process. No mean feat. She is an active member of her W.I. also runs a luncheon club for pensioners in Nantwich for which she is getting an award and does a lunch for the R.N.L.I an organisation which her family supports as they are all sailors except her. The evening was highly entertaining and we all went home full.

The next meeting is on 22nd. April and is members night when the committee step down for the evening and members take over. The speaker is Chandra Law on Malaysia and hand-drawn batik. This will also be highly entertaining. The competition is a scarf.

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