Group cleaning for the Queen

Members of Pocklington WI gather outside The Feathers to take part in the Clean for the Queen campaign.
Members of Pocklington WI gather outside The Feathers to take part in the Clean for the Queen campaign.

The president welcomed guests from Bolton with Fangfoss and Market Weighton.

The meeting continued after a minute’s silence for Barbara Vine, a long-time member and previous president of Pocklington WI, who had died suddenly.

Four birthday buttonholes were presented and the raffle for the flowers on the table, given by Betty Douglas, was won by Patricia Downs

Reports of the Clean for the Queen morning and photographs from Pocklington Post were appreciated and members were reminded of future activities and opportunities for enjoyment, including visits to other WI groups.

The speaker was Mr Derek Clarke who said he couldn’t pass a car boot sale without stopping to admire what was on sale. He brought some things to remind members of things they might have used years ago such as a wicker carpet beater, Beechams little liver pills, and a candle holder to light the way often to the toilet at the end of the garden. He then led a quiz based on old items. This caused much laughter and he was thanked for such a humorous talk by Joyce Clarke.

The competition for a piece of old jewellery was judged and Rita Baugh came first with Liz Slater second, and Jennie Nicholson third.

Members were then invited to enjoy delicious refreshments supplied by the committee.

On Saturday 5 March members of Pocklington WI with friends from Pocklington Green Spaces Group helped make the streets of Pocklington cleaner under the Clean for the Queen campaign.

The next meeting will be in the Masonic Hall, The Mile, on Wednesday 13 April at 7.15.pm, when those present will be entertained by Sandra, a professional Belly Dancer.

Visitors are welcome.