Pillaton WI Report - July 2012

Cornish Memories

Daffodils, strawberries, pigs and bombs . . . What do these have in common? They are all memories shared with Pillaton WI by our July speaker, Iris Snell.

A lifetime spent in the Tamar Valley proved a rich source of reminiscence as Iris brought her childhood to life for us while her fingers were busy creating lovely arrangements of flowers in containers linked to her stories. Growing the daffs, taking the local produce to Plymouth to sell, tales of Meg and Jim the sheep dogs and remembering the bombs that fell on the farm, were all woven into Iris’s stories.

The kettle she used for one arrangement was used to carry scalding hot tea out into the fields for the farm workers – an apple on the spout prevented accidental burns! A wooden strawberry carrier was the inspiration for another arrangement.

Oh – and thankfully those bombs didn’t explode! They were pulled from the ground by the farm tractor!

The business meeting reminded members of some diary dates. Village events included the collection for Operation Sunshine and also the barbecue at Rick Park Farm on 21 July; the summer trip to Launceston on 30 July and the Pillaton summer show on 1 September.

Events from County news were highlighted, including The American Musical day and the Annual Council Meeting, with lists circulated for members to add their names if interested.

Our next meeting will be on 10 September, when our speaker will be Ann Moxley talking about her childhood internment in Singapore during the war.

(Pillaton WI is a friendly group and welcomes new members. Come along and meet us! If you would like to know more about Pillaton WI, please contact me on 351289.)

Ann Henderson

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