Monday, 26 July 2010

Household memorabilia

Meeting old friends
Old Buckenham Women’s Institute spent a most enjoyable evening at their July meeting entertaining their friends from New Costessey WI. They get together every year and have done so since 1985 when members met on a WI holiday and enjoyed each others company so much that they decided to meet annually. Although many of the original people have been joined by new members it is good to meet a WI in a different part of the county and exchange ideas.
The July meeting was a fun evening with the Memory Joggers and their Reminiscence Road Show. They had brought lots of memorabilia for members to handle and discuss - how kitchens and household chores have changed since the 1930s and 1940s. Even items from the 1950s seemed so very old.
The evening ended with a delicious supper and thanks go to everyone who had contributed.
The next meeting is on Thursday 26 August when Christine Rook will be talking about all the changes that have occurred in tea drinking with a talk entitled ‘From Tea Bowl to Tea Bag’.

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