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July 2017

by Quedgeley WI - July 30th, 2017.
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There was a full Village Hall for our July meeting and after a rousing rendition of Jerusalem when even the speaker joined in, we got down to the business. The recent skittles evening to raise funds for a young local child who sadly passed away was a great success and raised £155 which will be donated to the hospice. The trip to Weston-Super-Mare was enjoyed in spite of some rain. The fashion show will be in October or November and arrangements with Sainsburys are ongoing and as models will be required some of our members will be perfecting their catwalk moves. With the Group Meeting and another round of the WI Quiz at the end of July it has certainly been a busy month.

Our speaker was Chris O’Grady with his talk A Walk to Rome. Yes, he really did walk from Pershore to Rome in four months, that’s 1200 miles and taking only four pairs of underpants and one pair of boots! Apart from in the UK he relied on the hospitality of the locals to give him a bed and a meal. It was surprising how complete strangers would open their homes to him and he showed slides of all the interesting people he’d met and places he had stayed. When he got to Rome he managed to have an audience with the Pope which he had arranged before he left the UK. This pilgrimage shows how kind and very trusting the local people are to strangers passing through European countries and we can only hope that people in the UK would be just as kind and trusting. There is no meeting in August as it is our outing when we will be having a meal at the Fromebridge Mill but it’s back to normal in September when the Gloucester Film Makers will be showing Gloucester in the 50s, 60s and 70s which is sure to bring back memories and in October we will be hearing a talk on High Street Histories. If anyone would like to come as a visitor or new member they will be made very welcome. Further details can be found on our website www.quedgeleywi.co.uk on www.facebook.com/quedgeleywi or by contacting our President Pat Watts on Gloucester 502252.

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