Angela started her professional life as a solicitor in Brighton and London, being one of very few women in the criminal law fraternity. She told us many anecdotes about defendants, magistrates, witnesses, court clerks, judges both down south and on Merseyside. her husband who was with her, acted as a 'sidekick' from time to time, intervening with some amusing comments. He gave us an amusing story at the end, from his time as a senior member of Merseyside police. Their audience (all the ladies of WOW) was very well attentive and we could all hear perfectly well, despite the microphone not working1 A tribute to Angela!
Roger Phillips will be speaking at our November meeting.
Other matters at the meeting
Jan has started to display notices on screens, repeating themselves during the early part of the evening. Ladies think this is a great idea, giving everyone time to jot down dates and details without having to rely on hearing notices. Thanks Jan!
Annual subs will increase to £41 from January. (This figure is set national by the NFWI). members are asked to ensure they renew membership to secure their place as there are still ladies on waiting lists for WOW and also for the new WI group in the village. The WI in Woolton is clearly fulfilling a need.
WOW Show September 2017
This was not as successful as our first show for a number of reasons. Our committee has been debating this and will form a group to get ideas together for any future shows. 2020 has been suggested as it will be the centenary of the Lancashire Federation.
Eleanor Rigby Award presentation
Brenda Shone was awarded the Eleanor Rigby award for her entry in the WOW show in September of a sparkly basket for a lonely person.