Agnes, our President, welcomed 65 members and 9 guests to our meeting when the main event was a talk by David Evans about London in World War I. He told us about air raids, food supplies, women at work and entertainment, followed by a question and answer session. In conjunction with that talk, we had a display of some photographs and related material about women and World War I.
We raised funds for Tweak a Twenty by selling Trench Cake (made by our Secretary Ann to a World War I recipe) as a dedication to the fallen of that War, and in remembrance of her Great Uncle Fergus who died from his wounds on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. Agnes raised funds for Tweak a Twenty by selling Verbena Bonariensis cuttings from her garden. Thank you all for helping to raise these funds through your purchases on the night, and to Jenny for her excellent selling technique!
Ann read out some highlights from the NFWI Annual Meeting report sent to us by our delegate, Barbara from New Malden WI. A copy of Barbara’s very full and interesting report was on the Notice Board.