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As we rapidly head towards the last months of 2019, we are already thinking about our next programme even though the current one goes to April 2020. Ideas for potential trips and speakers from our members were very much welcomed at our October meeting - we believe it is very important that everyone has a chance to contribute and shape our W.I. In addition to our monthly programme, we already have a ‘Pig Race Evening’ organised for Saturday 8th February, which we know will be a fun evening for everyone (just to reassure you, no real pigs will be present!) and more information will follow in next month’s GPN. We also have a W.I. Food & Craft Market on Saturday 4th April at Gnosall Memorial Village Hall with tables being £10 each or £15 for two and bookings can be made with Wendy Mills on 01785 824636.

wi1.pngBack to our meeting on the 2nd October, when Kath Turner shared her passion and the history of English Music Boxes. Kath, who has 70 of these beautiful items, bought along a number of both small and large music boxes from different eras and we finished the evening with a lively singalong followed, as usual, by a delicious selection of cakes and a cuppa. A small group of us also went on a theatre trip to see Lulu at Shrewsbury, whose performance was certainly “On Fire” (the name of her tour!) as she took us through the years from her first hit of “Shout” in 1964. A fantastic night all round, with one of our members saying the following morning that “she could hardly move her knees and legs after all the dancing”!

Next month we have ‘Laughter Yoga’, which is a fantastic way of keeping fit and healthy whilst having fun. Started in a park in Mumbai in 1995 with 5 participants and now with thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than a hundred countries around the world – which just shows the need to laugh more. We always have fun and laughter at our meetings, so please do along and try us out; we meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. at Gnosall Memorial Village Hall.


Celia (writing on behalf of Sue this month). Contact: 01785 822253



Over 84’s Tea Party

At the Autumn Over 84’s Tea it was a great honour to entertain our first centenarian. Mrs. Eve Pitchford became 100 on the 13th September and, as you can see from the photo, looks a good 20 years younger. We are sure that she won't be the last of our guests to reach their century.


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