Toastmaster enthralls members

Toastmaster Steve Haynes.

Toastmaster Steve Haynes.

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Steve Haynes enthralled the Pocklington WI members by telling them of his police and army career, followed by intensive training to become only one of the 36 professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies in the world.

Mr Haynes, pictured, explained that the word Toastmaster came into being because hundreds of years ago a piece of toast was placed over the top of the glass in order to filter the unsavoury herbs that were sometimes put into the wine to make it more palatable.

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