Burleydam and District WI report on their October meeting: "The preamble to Dr Graham Dodd's talk on Tales of the Marches refers to their turbulent and often bloody past. This seems at odds with the area's peaceful beauty of today, enjoyed by visitors armed with cameras in place of swords. Dr Dodd illustrated his talk on legends and history of the border towns and villages of the Marches with evocative slides which complemented his talk perfectly. It was a most enjoyable evening.
"Appropriately, the competition was a photograph from the Marches. The winner was Liz Gentil, second was Mary Stevenson and third was Sarah Lunt.
Members were reminded of Wrenbury Apple Day on 13th October when Burleydam and District WI had been given a space in the hall to publicise the work of the WI and Burleydam in particular. Six members volunteered to man the stall and Carolyn Wilde would bring leaflets from the Cheshire Federation. It was also an opportunity to explain Burleydam's resolution on eating locally produced food in season. The resolution was passed by a large majority at the Cheshire Federation Annual Meeting in March this year and a Food and Farming Day is being organised for 23 November at Byley Village Hall near Middlewich.
"The next meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the WI and members were encouraged to consider joining the committee. It gives an opportunity to get to know the workings behind the scenes and to have a say in how the Institute is run. It is also a good stepping stone for anyone interested in the work of the Cheshire Federation.
The topic of the meeting will be Crime and Punishment with the opportunity for audience participation! Whether in the crime or in the punishment has yet to be revealed!"
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