Tarvin WI Meeting March 2019

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St Andrew's Women's Group - AGM & Social Evening
4th September 2019 7:30pm
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Tarvin Online
11th September 2019 7:30pm
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Gardening Society - Tim Lever on "Alpine plants in Snowdonia"
17th September 2019 8:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin village
Gardening Society - Caroline Gregson "From gardening through sculpture to making Bronze-Age hou
22nd October 2019 8:00pm
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Erection Of Taylor Wimpey Notice Board
The tale of the Woodland Notice Boards.
Charles Bradley: Yesterday
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Tarvin Methodist Church Garden Party
Doreen De Cani: Yesterday
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Parish Council Meeting Monday 22nd July
Tarvin Parish Council: Sunday 21st Jul
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Referendum Version of the Tarvin Neighbourhood Plan
Tarvin Webteam: Sunday 21st Jul
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Tarvin Primary School
Tom Cairns, Chair of Governors: Saturday 20th Jul
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Tarvin Primary School
Tarvin Webteam: Friday 19th Jul
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Tarvin Teacher walk to school
Tarvin Webteam: Thursday 18th Jul
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Wine Tasting - sadly cancelled
Gaynor Heath: Thursday 18th Jul
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Issue of the Gate on Forge Way
Tarvin Webteam: Wednesday 17th Jul
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Green Flag no 10 - Time to celebrate, Tarvin!
Woodland Trust: Tuesday 16th Jul
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Tarvin Methodist Church Garden party
Doreen De Cani: Monday 15th Jul
Road Works Duddon July 2019 PhotoScan
Planned Road Works on A51
Tarvin Webteam: Sunday 14th Jul
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Report of Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club A.G.M. July 2019
Margaret Dixon: Saturday 13th Jul
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Don't put your home at risk!
Tarvin Webteam: Friday 12th Jul

Tonight's meeting got off to a fine start with Margaret opening the meeting and warmly welcoming all members and guests.
Alison was pleased to report that the Soup and Puddings Lunch was a great success. The friendly buzz of conversation and the choice of soup and desserts on offer were much appreciated by all who attended. A special thanks goes to Gill for all her hard work. An event that's sure to be repeated later in the year.

If you have noticed the decline of bus services in Tarvin and elsewhere you may be pleased to hear that the Cheshire Federation of WIs recorded the highest votes in the country with the WI resolution, 'A call against decline in local bus services'.
'Don't fear the smear' also recorded a high number of votes.

Two events in April for members to look forward to are The tour of Liverpool Docks and Lunch at the George and Dragon.

Tarvin WI April

This month's guest speaker was Judith Popley with 'Entrepreneurs — Their Empires and the rise and fall of Great British Companies.
We enjoyed a very extensive history of enterprising businesses starting before 1833 and finishing right up to the present day. Robert Owen's mill in New Lanark, Fielden in Todmordon, Samuel Gregg in Style Mill and Titus Salt on the river Aire all had one thing in common. They realised that a caring work place and decent wages produced reliable and hard workers. These philanthropists provided workers with not only a job but a home in a village community so amazingly different to some of the conditions in other factories.

This improvement was helped by The Factory Act of 1833 which ensured that only children over the age of 9 could be employed. In fact, the Labour Party itself has its roots in the Manninghill Mill in Bradford.
William Hesketh Lever and his beautiful garden village and soap factory started in 1888 were of particular interest to our Tarvin WI, many of us knowing the area well. We were then brought up to date with photos of John Cadbury's factory in Bourneville, household names such as Fry's and Schweppes, Henry Isaac Rowntree's factory in York producing 6 million Kit Kats a day.

Judy finished by reminding us of today's big names, Specsavers, Moon Pig, Matalan and Dyson to name but a few. Heather gave the vote of thanks for a very interesting talk reminding us of the changes brought about by these Great British companies.
Later, tea, coffee and biscuits were served and everyone had time to chat and catch up before Margaret closed the meeting wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a safe journey home.

The date of the next meeting is Wednesday 24th April, 2019 at 7.30pm in the Edna Rose Room at Tarvin Community Centre.
The Speaker will be Malcolm Hodgson with 'A clever use of your handbag'.
If you would like to join us as a visitor we would be delighted to welcome you.