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Broad Chalke WI
11:04am Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Community news
The meeting began with a joyful event, the presentation of flowers with heartfelt congratulations on her award of the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to Bobby Brown, who has served her community well for many years.
President Sue Fry went over a lengthy list of coming events, issuing a copy to all members.
Sue then gave a report of the AGM at the Albert Hall, which she had attended as our delegate.
Julian Fellowes was the guest speaker, and amused everyone, especially in saying that the episode in Downton Abbey of the death of a male visitor in Lady Mary’s bed was based on fact.
The singing of Jerusalem by 5,000 voices had been impressive, as well as the sight of 5,000 ladies surging across the road to eat lunch in Kensington Gardens, stopping all the traffic.
A very interesting talk by Terry Edwards followed, on the subject of Women of Oman. Terry and her husband had been teachers in Oman for many years. She had succeeded in learning Arabic and went into the mountains to talk to and help women.
She had brought a number of artefacts from the region, including some impressive jewellery.
Altogether, a fascinating evening for us all. If you were not there you missed a treat.