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WEST TILBURY WI
12:56pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Club Call
PRESIDENT Gill Morris welcomed three visitors at our meeting this month.
The theme for the July party is to be Back to School.
A walk to take place in June will be around the area of Coalhouse Fort.
Jane Bird, from Chadwell WI, the delegate for the resolutions to be presented to the Government, came to give the pros and cons for the vote on the employment of more midwives. This was voted and agreed on.
Celia Brockhurst is asking for contributions to supply food parcels for people who are finding it difficult to manage with the rising cost of living.
Our speaker was Brian Billings, who gave an enlightening talk on his research into the origins of nursery rhymes and nonsense rhymes.
A book of rhymes called Songs for the Children, possibly one of the first, was printed around 1589. Some of the rhymes ridiculed the rich and famous and others were accounts of true events.
The meeting ended with a quiz this was won by Lorna Jones. Raffle prizes were won by visitor June Adams and Liz Wakefield.
Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month.
The next meeting will be on June 5, when the speaker will be Karen Bowman talking on Famous Essex Girls.
Meetings take place at West Tilbury Village Hall from 7pm to 9.30pm.