Upton St Leonards WI with a talk on Alney Island

A HIDDEN slice of history on the outskirts of Gloucester City, also described as a river island with meadows growing green, was the subject of a talk by Civic Trust member Tony Condor.

Alney Island is the hidden gem, overlooked and understated, but has been and still is a bastion against invasion, erosion, fights and disputes against our enemies; battles have been fought and won.

This strategic piece of land stands defiant and strong, bounded by the mighty River Severn.

A warm round of applause followed our talk with a vote of thanks from Marlene.

This was a good start to our autumn season with four visitors to our meeting.

Business was brief as Lynne welcomed all ladies.

On Wednesday, September 5, a group of us are going to Painswick Golf Club for afternoon tea, Upton Show on September 8.

On Tuesday, October 9, our lunch club hope to meet at New Dawn at Norton.

Spaces were still available for the talk from Goodwins Funeral Director on October 18, and Christmas decoration workshop on October 25 and November 1.

We meet again on Monday, October 1, for poems by “The Bard of Barnwood” Margaret Daniels.

Kathy Quant