Memories of our Meeting, 17 April 2004
For one of our regular meetings we returned to St. Leonard's - which is a pleasant, central venue and has a nice coffee shop. On this occasion the Rev. Chris Thorpe did not join us as that energetic and hardworking gentleman has been given a well deserved sabbatical. We are grateful to the Curate and everyone else at St. Leonard's for their hospitality.
|On Jim Speakman's bright suggestion our theme was Springtime and Easter. Here are Barbara, Alma and Kath suitable rigged out in Easter bonnets.
|It was a day of sunshine and cloud and during a sunny interval Kath Kiely, Sandra Aston and Alma Darby had their likenesses taken by Reg Aston.
|Inside Bill Pope was helping Barbara Presland on the door. They checked in nearly 70 people during the course of the day. And we had a raffle too. The prizes were a variety of chocolate Easter eggs - many thanks to the donors. Jim Speakman also hid some smaller Easter eggs around the church foyer for youngsters and the young at heart to search for.
|Sandra Aston put on a display of her ever growing collection of wedding photos and memorabilia ...... if that is a suitable word for dresses, veils and the like. That's Kath Keily's wedding veil on the right, which she had lent for the occasion.
|Gerald Hanrahan brought along a display by John George of the Wolverhampton Photographic Society. These were beautiful and moving images recording one man's life during the First World War.
|Reg Aston and Frank Sharman also had a display of Bilston made brass and copperware, all suitably decorated with daffodils, primulas and the like. But your reporter does not seem to have a photo of it - perhaps he was too dazzled by the display to think straight.
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