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We meet in the Village Hall monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 2pm. We have trips to the theatre, ballet and this year we are visiting The Wedgwood Factory, the ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome and have booked to see Calendar Girls in Leicester.
It is a special year as Leicestershire and Rutland Federation celebrate 100 years of WI life. There are many events to enjoy. Have a look at our 2019 programme.
Reports of recent meetings
Alison Briggs: talking about the Mercy Ships.
Mercy Ships is a charitable organization founded in 1978 to take medical aid to thousands of people around East Africa. It is a floating hospital run by volunteers giving desperately needed medical aid as it sails around the coast. We raised over a £140 by donating after an inspiring talk. We are all set to help in other ways.
Agatha Christie by John Martin
On 8th March our guest speaker was John Martin, talking about Agatha Christie. John, a former librarian, developed a huge interest in Crime Fiction and went on to become a judge of the Dagger award and an author too. He gave a tremendously intetesting talk about Agatha, giving insight into aspects of her life not usually known. From her being born into a wealthy middle class family, to working in a London hospital as a pharmacy assistant during the Blitz, her loves and motherhood and how this affected her writing. We all left with a greater knowledge of a loved author, or discovered a new author to read!
South Africa by Eileen Fox
At our meeting on Thursday 1st February we had a very informative speaker, Eileen Fox, talking about her life in South Africa. She was extremely eloquent about the country, from the garden route to the wildlife, as well as the enjoyment and challenges of living there. Quite a few of us were so inspired we want to go and visit!
For more information about Ullesthorpe WI please contact:
President: Jean Eastell 01455 209254
Vice President: Teresa Burgess 01455 209358 and Secretary: Clare Robertson Smith 01455 202499