Upton St Leonard’s WI with a Magic Lantern Slideshow

With a new committee on board we look to the future.

Lynne our new president welcomed everyone, and Jerusalem was sung.

The lunch group enjoyed their meal at the Barge restaurant in November.

Our next lunch date is on Tuesday, January 23, at The King’s Head in Upton.

Tuesday, February 20, we celebrate our 95th anniversary with a meal at Hallmark Hotel, Matson.

Thursday, December 14, Kathy and Marlene will join Larkhay WI for their Christmas festivities.

Diane our past president was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Lynne for her years of work and support.

Our entertainment was provided by Sue and David Bayley with their Magic Lantern Slideshow.

These wonderful hand painted Victorian slides showed how entertaining colourful stories, some to music which we sang along to, were shown in house parlours or local halls on large screens; being very popular to past generations.

Tables were set with lighted lanterns and pretty tablecloths.

Party food, mulled wine and soft drinks were served by the committee.

As David played music on his keyboard for us to sing carols to, our evening drew to a close on a festive note.

We meet again on Monday, February 5, for our 95th birthday celebration with entertainment from Gloucester Strings Ukulele Group, 7.30pm, Upton St Leonard’s Village Hall.

All ladies are very welcome.

I would like to wish a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year to all our readers and members.

Please note, no meeting in January.