Civic and Community
Clubs and organisations
Some diarists were involved in various clubs and societies, of which these
entries are examples:
- 10.15am Drove to Builth Wells to attend a meeting, at the
White Horse, of the retired professional and businessmen's club Probus.
- Phone rings with link to teleconference with MIND
(National mental health charity) on phone for 1 ½ hours. Went to office
of local MIND association to carry out duties as chair.
- Uneventful day at work but in the evening attended meeting
of local branch of the Royal
British Legion, when annual prize draw took place. Funds raised in excess
of £300. Discussed the discovery of a shield at Council offices which
related to the town adopting a ship during the Second World War when £40000
was raised by local residents in one week during February 1942. Discussed
the possibility of having a dedication service to celebrate 60th anniversary.
Some of the most enthusiastic supporters of this project were members of the
, and many diaries were received from its members. These are some extracts from
some of them relating to their activities with the organisation:
- Telephoned several members of our W I to remind them to complete
a diary of events for today
- Late tea and a rush to shower and change for a meeting of
Crew Green W I. As president I handed over a cheque for £200 to Hope
House Hospice, proceeds from an evening garden party held in July.
After tea I get ready for W I meeting held at the leisure
centre. This month we have Felindre W I members, who are twinned with our
W I, joining us as we are having a cookery demonstration by a lady from Llangurig
in supper dishes for one or two persons. She always does an excellent demonstration.
We had recipe sheets. Everyone had to bring enough food for two people, so
we had nice eats with our cup of tea. A lady from Nantmel W I was there selling
W I books. The competition was 'Your favourite cup and saucer'.
The meeting closed at 9.30.
- My lift arrives at 7pm to take 5 W I
members from Felindre W I to Rhayader W I which is our link Institute. We
have a wonderful time and enjoy a cookery demonstration and scrumptious supper.
- Dash off to Women's Institute meeting held in village
hall (was church hall now leased to village community committee). I am on
this committee representing Church. Act as secretary at W I (secretary away).
I am also press secretary. Speaker arrives, talking about the Hereford - Powys
- Radnor border; churches, Quakers, early Christianity. Enjoy refreshments,
biscuits, dips, peppers, broccoli, bacon quiche. Lock away tables and chairs.
Lock hall, go home.
- W I at 7.30 in our church hall. Programme planning night.
14 members present and one new village lady came and will join us. We managed
to full the months for the next year. A Welsh food evening. Visit to Brecon
Cathedral and food afterwards; floral decorations; slides on Africa - some
of the meetings. I was tea hostess with Gillian, just a cuppa and biscuits.
Our competition was collect 100 names of animals - we didn't do too well!
3/20 was the highest, but we had a good laugh. We usually do at our meetings.