Irene Cunliffe reports: "It was a laugh a minute at the February meeting of Audlem W.I. when the speaker, David Hill, went back in time to the days of the Northern comedians and played extracts from their radio shows. Stalwarts of the comedy circuit such as Rob Wilton, Al Read, Norman Evans, Frank Randle, Jimmy James and many others had their comedy routines entertaining the audience along with brief resumes of their careers and rise to stardom.
"The president, Christine Salisbury, announced that she wishes to hold a series of coffee mornings at her house in order to get to know the members better by meeting them a few at a time.
The domino play-off, held at Thornton House, was a great success and Sylvia Sutton from Bridgemere W.I. won the shield. The Group darts play-off will be held at Blakenhall village hall on 25th February and the County darts play-off will be on 27th February between Audlem W.I. and Warmingham W.I.
"A theatre outing to see 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at Crewe Lyceum is on Tuesday, 1st April and it is proposed to visit Granada studios on 29th May to be part of the audience for 'Mastermind'. Those wishing to go please contact Irene Cunliffe or Anne Poole.
"Ann Knapper presented the birthday flowers and the next meeting will be on Thursday, 6th March and visitors and new members will be welcome.
"As a post script to the above, David Hill is a friend of Jim and Pat Winfield and was first heard at Audlem Probus and proved so amusing that the W.I. programme planners 'grabbed' him for the 2008 programme and hope to 'grab' him again for next year's programme along with one or two other Probus speakers and, I believe, vice versa."
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