Tuesday, 15 July 2014
NORTHDOWNS DISTRICT ANNUAL MEETING.
The 9 institutes in our District got together in Hollingbourne Village Hall, with the chance to meet old friends and find out what was happening around the Institutes We also heard plans for the 100 birthday of the WI (in addition of course to HOLLINGBOURNE's own 90th Birthday in 2015)
The competition this year was for an Edible Necklace
There were some made of sweets, one of chillies, vegetables etc, and the best one of all was -
A necklace of wild strawberries. It stood out amongst all the others!
Who made it? - Hilary Lucette of course from Hollingbourne,
who always has good ideas and the ingenuity to carry them out.
Our speaker was Ray Spiller who played music and had a good line in old fashioned jokes. His music was from the 50's and 60's and brought back many happy memories of our youth.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Twelve of us set off from Hollingbourne in convoy, so as to qualify for a discounted group admisssion.
we arrived in bright sunshine in stark contrast to a very wet start to the day.
Away from the popular events there were quiet corners to contemplate the beauty of the gardens.