As you know, for the last nine years, we have been raising funds for your Market House – starting with several Quality Fayres, followed by events such as:
• One/two night performances by travelling artists such as ‘The European Arts Company’, ‘La Navete Bete’, ‘Miss Haversham’s Ghosts’. All designed to appeal to different audiences.
• Specialist performances such as the illusionist, Bertie Pearce, the ‘Real Roald Dahl Show’ run by Brough Girling & Alan Vaughan with the local school children, ‘An Evening with…’ shows such as that with Steven Davis (author of BBC ‘Waking the Dead’) and Fashion Shows.
• The Literary Lunches. These have now become a regular fixture although we left the Committee many years ago.
As we do not meet in August, it seems a long time since we got together!
We were not successful in getting into the next round of the County Quiz. However, our members enjoyed the quizzes and will try again next year!
We have had a short break during the summer but now the Traidcraft stall is back every month.
During the alterations and reordering of the church we shall still be holding a Traidcraft stall on the 4th Sunday of each month in the Porch Room after the 10am service.
Our July meeting was well attended with only a few apologies mainly due to illness. The meeting began with the Secretary reading out the record of the last meeting which was seconded and subsequently signed by the President. With reference to the last meeting there were a number of matters arising: the Box Pudding Tasting Evening, July 14th was cancelled, Gloucester talk on Richard III was also cancelled.
At our July meeting we were pleased to welcome eight visitors to our meeting who had been enticed by the prospect of our speaker that month.
We all had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Dr Anne Marie Marlow, well known to many of us, who spoke about Acupuncture and her interest in and eventual practise of this therapy.
This year, Traidcraft’s summer appeal is about learning new skills.
Asina is a single mother living in Bangladesh. Her husband died leaving her alone at the age of 26 with 3 small children to look after. She worked hard to make ends meet, picking crops from her neighbours’ fields and looking after cows and goats.