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November 2017

by Quedgeley WI - November 14th, 2017.
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November means it’s time for our Annual General Meeting and this year it made a change to have a speaker as well as hearing the usual business.  Unfortunately our original speaker was unable to attend so we heard from Peter and Margaret Preece with Every Picture Tells a Story, a slide show of wildlife photographs taken by Peter and his wife.   He worked as a graphic designer for over 30 years and took up wildlife photography after he retired. Living in the Worcestershire countryside he has plenty of opportunity to see and photograph a wide variety of birds, insects and mammals.  Peter enters various wildlife photography competitions and has won several prizes for his stunning photographs, many of which have been turned into calendars, cards and notebooks.

 

Peter showed a variety of slides and explained how he attracts the wildlife to various perches using an ingenious device to be sure of getting the best pictures, especially of kingfishers.  We saw beautiful pictures of birds, voles, seals, snakes, hares and even rats as well as many butterflies and insects (but not spiders) that Peter and his wife photograph in the UK and on their many trips to Northern Spain.   Peter gives his talks all over the country and we were very lucky to see his stunning pictures of British and European wildlife.

 

After a break for wine and nibbles it was on to the usual business and the AGM.  Our fundraising Afternoon Tea had been very well attended by WI members as well as local people and had raised some money for our funds.  The last meeting of the year is an American Supper social evening with food and mulled wine followed by carols. We heard a report on all the talks we had listened to over the year which certainly helped us to realise just how interesting and entertaining it is to be a member of Quedgeley WI.   A list of next year’s talks will be published soon to tempt anyone who would like to come along to one of our meetings as a visitor or new member.   We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Quedgeley Village Hall and further information can be found on our website www.quedgeleywi.co.uk, at www.facebook.com/quedgeleywi or you can give our President Pat Watts a call on Gloucester 502252.

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