Women's Institute

At the February meeting Susanna Marshall spoke myths and legends of St Valentine s Day. The bring and buy sale was a great success. The group s outing of a coach trip to Stamford on March 3, was enjoyable. There is an outing to Peterborough Key Theatre to

At the February meeting Susanna Marshall spoke myths and legends of St Valentine's Day. The bring and buy sale was a great success.

The group's outing of a coach trip to Stamford on March 3, was enjoyable. There is an outing to Peterborough Key Theatre to see 42nd Street on March 31.

A Raising your Image workshop will be held at the WI Centre on March 25, price £2.50 to include food. A coach trip goes to the quilting festival at Chilford Hall vineyard on March 17 leaving from the WI centre at 9.30am. A patchwork day is to be held at the WI Centre on April 6.

Philatelic Society: February 28 saw two of our own members Bernard Lemmon and Bill Gibb displaying.


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Bernard's chosen subject was Steam, including a tribute to Fred Dibnah with postcards, photographs and stamps showing steam engines.

Bill Gibb's display, Routes and Rates of the Caribbean, covered the pre-stamp period up and into the Penny Post era.

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In 1817 an Act was passed which fixed the rate at 2/2d for mail sent to London. From 1790 to 1891 it was possible to send a letter to any port in the Americas for 4d.

At the next meeting Alan Bannister will be displaying Malta.

Contact secretary Peter Garth on 01480 457851.

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