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Dovenby WI September 2008

On August 11th, members enjoyed a trip to Skipton market, followed by a boat trip on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal, where we enjoyed afternoon tea before our journey home.

The September meeting was opened by Acting President Julie Rollison, who welcomed guest members from Greysouthen and Lorton for our birthday celebration. After the business of the evening, Julie then introduced guest speaker Janet Queen who gave a talk with slides on Rose Castle, the home of the Bishop of Carlisle. Janet began by playing several tunes on the violin. Her talk and slides covered her work in the gardens through the four seasons. Janet has been Head Gardener at Rose Castle for 15 years, covering a 6 acre site, and as well as fruit, vegetables and flowers. There are also peacocks, peahens and guinea fowl for her to look after.

A vote of thanks for a very interesting talk was given by Enid Crerie. The evening ended with a buffet supper provided by the members.

The competition - A garden flower, was won by Nancy Fearon and Faye Waterhouse.

The visitors' competition was won by Katie Rowling.

The raffle was won by Barbera Mansergh, Pamela Kilner, Carol Colquit and Nancy Fearon.

The quiz was won by Faye Waterhouse and Lena Slater.

 

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