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Christmas greetings from the WI

WI logoChristine Porter writes; December proved to be as festive as usual for the WI, starting with the Group Carol Service at North Cheriton at the beginning of the month.  Seven members attended from Milborne Port and enjoyed the traditional service. Afterwards we walked the short distance to their village hall where we were served mince pies and hot drinks.   Most of us remembered to bring torches as their village is not blessed with street lights!

This was followed by the annual carol service in Wells when the Cathedral is full of WI members from the whole of Somerset.   Four of us went to that and had our usual delicious lunch in one of the many restaurants before going into the cathedral.  It is a lovely day out and there is nothing like hearing the words of Jerusalem sung by a hundreds of voices at the beginning of the service.  Just two of our members were in the choir this year and it is hoped that more will join them next year.

Our monthly meeting took place on the 12th when we had our traditional fish & chip supper.  We are so fortunate to have our room virtually next door to the 'chippie'   so the food was piping hot and it  was washed down with glasses of wine,  After the meal we were entertained by Bonnie Sartin (ex member of the Yetties folk group) who spoke about the Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy and sang some of the songs that the Mellstock Choir from Under the Greenwood tree would have sung at the time.

Our Friday coffee mornings will resume on January 3rd and I would like to thank all the regulars for patronising us during the year.  If you haven't been, then please come along and have a very reasonably priced cup of real coffee, or a selection of teas, and usually a slice of home-made cake.  It's a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so on a Friday morning, especially if the weather is cold and wet.

Our first meeting of 2020 is on Thursday 9th January at 7.30pm when our speaker will be talking about the Gardens of World War I.  This is when the annual subscription is due so if you would like to join us then January is a good time to start. Visitors are welcome to come free of charge for one visit but we hope they will then become a member.

In the meantime, I would like to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in the W.I

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