Lower Withington WI Report
We had asked members from other groups to accompany us at our May meeting and there were quite a few new faces.
Requests were made for Lower Withington Rose Day on 5th. July. We were asked to make something to sell and for cakes (and helpers) on the day. A plant arrangement for the garden was presented to Barbara Hides in appreciation of all her hard work in opening her garden for the Cream Tea event earlier this month. There was also a gift of a plant for our Chairman, Lesley who has a big birthday coming up.
The speaker was David Tideswell, a well known ornithologist. He has become known as The Robin Man as it was this little bird that got him started with birdwatching. He is very funny and plays to his audience — be careful where you sit! He gave up his career as an electrical engineer to pursue ornithology and took courses at Keele University. He has regular slots on Stoke radio and Derby radio, gives talks to many groups and societies. Although he delivers his little asides with a deadpan face and you are wondering what is coming next he will then fire lots of information at you much of it complete revelations into the habits of birds. His photography is superb and has graced many cards and calendars and his knowledge is immense. The audience was in stitches and we had a very enjoyable evening.The competition of a bird was won by Sheila Gallimore with a robin ornament which David said was the most realistic one he had ever seen.
There was a lovely tea of cakes and savouries which everyone enjoyed.
Our next meeting will be on 25th. June at 7.30pm in the Parish Room, visitors welcome. The talk will be (hopefully) a cookery demonstration by Sainsbury's and the competition will be an old cookery book.
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