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September's very vibrant monthly meeting took place on Wednesday 30 September 2015 in the Edna Rose room, Tarvin Community Centre and was duly opened by the President, Irene Wilkinson who welcomed all members and a number of visitors.

Edna Rose
Members were delighted to see the recently refurbished Edna Rose room with the new curtains, tables and chairs. We could imagine Edna smiling down at us being very pleased to see her legacy being carried on. Many Tarvin residents will remember that Edna became the first Chairman of the newly built Community Centre some 42 years ago.

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She put a tremendous amount of time and effort into the local community and was largely responsible for raising much needed funds by ensuring the centre was in constant use. Passionate about amateur dramatics, she was able to involve many others in aiding her cause which resulted in her producing many Pantomimes and Musicals that were very popular with the community over a number of years.

Photo: Phil, Tim Dawson, Edna Rose and Phil Redmond

Recent Activities

The W.I. Centennial Fair — Harrogate

The W.I. Centennial Fair in September was a huge success. 13,880 W.I. Members attended the event which ran over 3 days. Several members went by coach and felt the day was well worth it as there was much to see and do. Some said it was fabulous and one lady said it was one of her best days out and many are hoping for a repeat performance of the fair next year.

Celebration Lunch
16 members celebrated the W.I. Centenary with lunch at The Royal Oak, Kelsall during September and this was followed by an invitation from Irene Wilkinson to join her in a celebration glass of Fizz at her house.

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Photo Irene Wilkinson and Tarvin W.I. members





The Annual Cheshire Federation W.I. Golf Competition
We should like to congratulate member Val Couturier, Tarvin W.I and Rosemary Rimmer from Waverton W.I. For winning the Annual Cheshire Federation W.I. Golf Competition on Friday 25 September at Hartford Golf Club. The day was pleasant, some good golf play, 44 points scored in the Greensomes Stableford competition. The refreshments were much welcomed after 4 hours on the course. Francis Woollam, Cheshire Federation Chairman, presented the trophy.

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Photo Val Couturier









The Red Arrows — William Boyce
This evening's speaker was William Boyce who gave us a very informative and illustrated history of the world's premier aerobatic team, The Red Arrows. A military aviation enthusiast since the age of 5 and a keen photographer, William was able to display through his many photographs and enthusiastic talk, his passion for the many daring feats the highly professional aerobatic team perform. Members found the background knowledge of superbly trained pilots very interesting and a number of questions were asked by members at the end of the talk.

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Photo William Boyce and Irene Wilkinson






Later, Members were able to enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits while making arrangements with friends for the forthcoming events, chatting to old friends and new, until the evening finally came to a close. The time flew. What a busy night!

The date of the next meeting is on Wednesday 28 October at 7.30 pm in the Edna Rose room at Tarvin Community Centre. The Speaker for the evening is Harry Hamilton, Close Encounters of the Feathered Kind. You will be very welcome and we hope to meet some