We met to celebrate our 98th birthday with delicious cake and convivial company on 1st November 2017.

Our speaker was Don Archer who entertained the meeting with his knowledge of Joseph Paxton, the 19th century garden designer, architect and MP; Paxton’s most notable achievement was the design of the original Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, home to the 1851 Great Exhibition.  The structure was moved to Sydenham Hill and subsequently burned down in 1936.

A group of 10 members visited the royal Mail Sorting Office where both the high tech and manual sorting systems were explained.

To celebrate Christmas, There are 2 carol services, a party and evening supper at The Redwing in the diary.

The Committee are looking forward to 2018 and looking for inspiration and suggestions for speakers at our monthly meetings.  They are also meeting with other WIs seeking to streamline and improve procedures.

The final litter pick of the year takes place on Monday Nov 6th meeting at The Swan.

The next meeting will take the form of a Christmas Party on December 6th at 2.30 pm in the Methodist Hall when all are invited to bring a small plate of food, and perhaps come dressed in red and green, for an afternoon of festive tea and chat.

Anyone who may be interested in Lympstone WI will always be welcomed. For more information find us on the village website or come along to one of our meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm in the Methodist Hall.

 Terri Scott