April 2019

Glynnis welcomed us all to the April meeting and said how nice it was to see guest Jane, and ex member Pam.
We went through the business of the evening. Instead of our monthly Produce Stall it was decided, for a change, to ask members to bring their unwanted gifts to sell; well what a varied selection of items had been donated, trade was very brisk and members went home thrilled with their bargains.
In addition to our monthly Friday walk, as from this month the walking group are starting the evening ramble. Jane and her husband have done a recce, a four mile circular walk to the top of Abdon Burf on Brown Clee Hill and then to finish up in one of the local hostelries for supper.
Twelve of our members are going to the Spring meeting in Shrewsbury so I’m sure they will have lots to report.
Ann Tyler has very kindly offered to host the Group Social at her home in Caynham and at the moment she is very busy organising the day.
The ‘speaker’ for the evening was Trixi Field, ‘Singing for Joy’ and Singing for Joy is what we did. Trixi teaches piano and voice. She started the session with voice exercises which sounded rather strange, but we all took a deep breath and persevered with our first song, Moon River. Trixi asked for volunteers to learn the harmony and six ladies took up the challenge. Well we all worked very hard and the final rendition sounded really good, Trixie was very pleased with us and I think we were all rather pleased with ourselves, so much so that our WI are thinking of starting a singing group. It was a most enjoyable hour and although our ‘harmony’ ladies don’t exactly look like they are enjoying themselves in the photo they honestly were but they really did have a lot to learn in a very short time, they were fantastic.
Our next meeting is at Caynham on 8th May and Roy Coles will tell us about The History of Ludlow.