Eaton Bray WI plan to hold a coffee morning in July to raise further funds for the village hall refurbishment. The....
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Eaton Bray WI

Posted on June 15, 2007

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Womens InstituteEaton Bray WI plan to hold a coffee morning in July to raise further funds for the village hall refurbishment.

The group has also finalised plans for its summer outing in August as well as scheduling a number of social outings and activities throughout the summer months.

Guest speaker at the meeting was Lorna Salmon talking humorously about `50 Years on the Fiddle'.

Lorna took the group back to her childhood in Edinburgh, when at the age of 12 she took up playing the violin. She told how her father gave her the first full size violin, and mother had visions of Lorna becoming a concert violinist.

Her parents were very strict and ensured that violin practice took priority over any other childhood activities.

It was under the tutorship of her teacher, a stickler for practice, that Lorna was introduced to the wonderful world of classic music.

Lorna's father had a knack of volunteering her to play at local events that were usually Scottish dancing evenings.

Her career progressed and reached great heights when she played at the Edinburgh Festival, but alas never became that concert violinist her mother dreamed of.

Lorna's career was in teaching children the violin, until a genetic problem caused her to lose her sight, thus ending her teaching career.

However, Lorna still has a wide musical repertoire, and finished her story entertaining the meeting with a selection of Scottish reels, songs from the shows and much more.

The WI's next meeting is on Monday July 2 in Eaton Bray Village Hall at 7.30pm. New members and friends are always welcome.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 12 June 2007

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