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Dovenby WI January 2014

The first meeting of the year was opened by acting president Nita Eubank. Secretary Sheila Martin began by reading the minutes of the last meeting which were then duly accepted as correct, and correspondence was then dealt with.

The speaker for the evening was Mike Rollison, who is the President of the Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre Association which runs the field centre set in the beautiful Ennerdale valley.

His talk was very informative, and was based in part on the book he has written on the history of Ennerdale and its field centre, and also on experiences during the years when he lived there as warden in the 1960s and 70s.

From a display of photos and other historical information, Mike was able to give us an excellent insight into life in the valley from ancient times to more recent times.

Members were able to relate to past events which they remembered, like the demolition of the Anglers Inn by the lake. One member related how her late husband worked there fifty years ago removing timber from the valley on a Lawson's wagon.

The acting president gave Mike a vote of thanks for an interesting and informative talk.

The competition - a winter's scene, was won by Nancy Fearon, with Anita Birkett in second place.

The Quiz - was won by Pat Saunders.

The raffle - was won by Sheila Wilkinson.

More details and a programme are to be found on http://www.bridekirkparish.org.uk.

Contact could be made by emailing wi@bridekirkparish.org.uk

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