Eaton Bray WI Report
Posted on October 29, 2007
Our president welcomed the members to the October meeting, and apologies were received from several members still enjoying late summer holidays.
A number of social events are on our calendar, starting with a harvest evening, the theme being 'Scarecrows'. This will be followed by a visit to Hitchin and a guided tour of the British School Museum.
After the business, we welcomed our guest speaker Ann Parsons who gave a very interesting and humorous talk entitled Royal Connections. Ann's father was a member of the late Queen Mothers' household, and her family moved around with him when the royal household travelled to Balmoral and Sandringham. Ann spoke of her many happy memories of playing with the royal children and their friends.
She also recalled how much the London servants looked forward to going to the country estates, and what great fun they all had with parties and dances held in the village halls.
The Queen Mother enjoyed dancing and often came along to the dances. Her royal highness made a point of dancing with all the men servants!
Ann's memories gave us an insight into a less formal royal family than their public image.
Our evening concluded looking at the royal memorabilia that Ann's father and family had been given over the 50 years he was in royal service.
Our next meeting is on Monday 5th November at 7.30 pm in Eaton Bray Village Hall friends and new members are always welcome.
Source: Eaton Bray WI
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