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20/01/2021

Ebrington Women’s Institute and the Pudding Club

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In every respect it has been a busy time for Ebrington WI. In mid-April they served a traditional tea for a group of American ladies, all of whom were educationalist visiting England to research the WI movement which is unlike anything they have in the States. In addition to enjoying the countryside, they had spent two days visiting NFWI headquarters and Denman College. During a day in the Cotswolds, lunch had been enjoyed at Daylesford and arriving at Ebrington village hall the group found that Margaret Fisher and Pearl Mitchell had set up a small exhibition showing some of the history of the village as well as displaying the Institute’s several publications. From Ebrington they were going on to the Cheese Rollers’ Arms in Leckhampton where they were to be introduced to the mysteries of skittles after meeting up with Gill Thomas the county chairman. The following day would see them on the road again, this time to the Yorkshire Dales to meet the Calendar Girls and Helen Carey a past national president. In addition. Institute members have provided lunch for Cookhill Seniors’ Club who are regular visitors to Ebrington. The following day they brought their 2006/2007 walking season to a traditional close with the annual picnic walk. This year on a very damp day, the destination was the Forest of Dean where they followed the trail of the Dymock Poets and visited a church with an exhibition relating to the poets.

On 12th May, the internationally renowned Pudding Club was able to add Ebrington to its list of tour venues. Maybe not as exotic as Tokyo or New York but those present were no less appreciative. It was a great event and held to help Edward Coombe raise money towards his visit to Bolivia later in the summer. We wish him a very happy and fulfilling experience.

A date for your diary – Saturday, 23rd June, at 6.30 pm – the annual barbecue and boules evening at the village hall. Please bring your own liquid refreshment.

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

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