WI Meeting Report 24th April 2019

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St Andrew's Women's Group - AGM & Social Evening
4th September 2019 7:30pm
Parish Rooms
Tarvin village
11th September 2019 7:30pm
Tarvin Community Centre
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Gardening Society - Tim Lever on "Alpine plants in Snowdonia"
17th September 2019 8:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre
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Gardening Society - Caroline Gregson "From gardening through sculpture to making Bronze-Age hou
22nd October 2019 8:00pm
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Latest news

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
Burglar opening window
Don't put your home at risk!
Tarvin Webteam: Friday 12th Jul

After warmly welcoming members and visitors, President Margaret Matthews invited Heather, who came dressed for the occasion, to present the National Sweepstake prizes to Jenny Moult, Margaret Matthews and Francis Woollam. Heather surprised everyone when she presented a 'silver' cardboard cut-out winners' cup much to Jenny's delight.

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On a cold and blustery day a small group of us set off for Liverpool for a tour of Old Liverpool Dock as reported by Marion. Arriving at The Royal Albert Dock there was sufficient time available to warm up and have coffee in the Maritime Museum. Shortly afterwards we met our witty tour guide, Yazz, who was really informative and passionate about what he does. He started the tour by telling us the history of the old Thomas Steers' dock being the world's first commercial wet dock built on the River Mersey. He talked about when it was built in 1710 and completed in 1716 and what it meant for the prosperity of the city of Liverpool. He then guided us in the direction of the old dock whilst pointing out areas of historical interest that people pass every day, possibly unaware of the historical significance. We arrived below the streets of Liverpool One to a blocked off portion of the original 3.1/2 acre dock. We learned that in the early 19C with the growing number of ships using the port the old dock became too small for its purpose. The quays were too narrow and the city's sewage polluted the dock's waters. In 1826 the dock was closed and filled in until it was discovered during excavations in 2001. It was a fascinating experience to go below the Liverpool One streets and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. After lunch, we visited the Walker Art Gallery to see the Leonard de Vinci exhibition.

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Lorna, who volunteers at the West Cheshire Food Bank, gave a comprehensive explanation of the important support provided by the food bank. The people using it are referred by various sources and are given 3 vouchers in a 6 month's period. Suggestion for our WI to start a collection of long life foods was eagerly received by all. A helpful list of examples of food was made available. It was a very interesting and informative talk.

This month's speaker was Malcolm Hodgson with his talk 'Another Use For Your Handbag' as reported by Maureen We were all curious to find out what this talk was to be about! First Malcolm shared his early history so as to explain the stages that lead to his becoming an EasyJet pilot in 2011. His memories of his first solo flight, his first take off and more especially his first landing were all recounted in an entertaining manner. Despite his fear of heights he assured us that air travel is safe. The auto pilot flies the plane apart from take-off and landing. His stories of incidents of danger were many, so much so that engine failure when it happened was the least perilous of all! His interesting information, especially to an audience of ladies, was the introduction of the Amy Johnson scheme to promote girl pilots. £120 million for training grants. What was in the handbag? That would be telling! Alison gave the vote of thanks.

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Margaret thanked Heather for providing us with a red and white flag cake to celebrate St. George's Day which was much enjoyed with Tea and Coffee at the social part of the evening.

The meeting was closed by Margaret wishing everyone a safe journey home . She reminded everyone that May's Meeting on the two Resolutions for 2019 will start at the earlier time of 7.00 pm on Wednesday 29th May in the Edna Rose Room at the Tarvin Community Centre. Stuart Exell will also give a talk on The Woodland Trust.

If you wish to join us as a visitor please come along and you will be assured of a very warm welcome.