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Lion King was very colourful

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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Walton WI

Despite the recent gloomy, showery weather, members were able to enjoy two more croquet sessions followed by tea, homemade cake and biscuits.

Twenty-five members, husbands and friends made their way to Bristol, by bus passes, to see a matinee performance of the very popular show Lion King at the Hippodrome. It was a loud, thoroughly entertaining and colourful spectacle performed with great enthusiasm by the talented cast.

Our indoor activities of whist and Scrabble have now reconvened after the summer break. The craft group at Street Football Ground on Friday mornings 10am to noon and the table tennis club on Wednesdays from 11am until 1.00pm in Walton Village Hall have both been on going all year. 11 'Ladies Who Lunch' enjoyed their monthly Monday afternoon meals as usual in Street.

Some very tricky questions, set by Liz Brown assisted by Sheila Speed, were asked at our Quiz Night which had ten category rounds plus a picture quiz. Compton Dundon, were the worthy winners with 90 points. Apple and perry ciders and apple juices were supplied by Hecks of Street and Brenda Stradling and Liz Selway prepared an appetising spread of cheese, pate, biscuits, grapes and salad. In addition, the raffle, run by Marie Callaghan, had several prize winners. This was a very enjoyable evening.

The singing group members had been busy rehearsing for their forthcoming performances. The first, at the Red Brick building open day in Glastonbury, received a very enthusiastic reception from the audience in glorious sunshine. The second was during the parish church evening fundraiser for 'Freewheelers' in Street.

They have more engagements in December.

Our skittles team have had another victory, this time in the final match of the Group Cup and have won overall. Well done to them.

Nine members travelled to Westonzoyland to walk from the church to the Battle of Sedgemoor site on a very cold but dry Saturday afternoon.

Following the trail we were able to get so far along the track before it became too muddy to continue so we returned and walked around the village before retiring into the local public house for hot drinks.

Our craft enthusiasts had recently received tuition in bead making and some of the creations they made during the year were amongst the exhibits on display at our annual meeting.

Liz Selway, as retiring secretary, outlined our years activities and thanked our outgoing president, Wendy Hall, who then thanked everyone individually for their help during the year.

The new committee was formed and introduced. After tea and biscuits, cups were presented by Wendy to Marie Callaghan, Fe Treloggen, Liz Selway and Pat White, for croquet, whist, scrabble and skittles, respectively.

The Walton WI Competition Cup was awarded to Chris Wright and the president's brooch and cup were passed to Liz Brown. Raffle prizes of potted flowers were won by Pat Madle and Rita Green. A convivial evening was rounded off by a hilarious poem narrated by Pat White, as the husband, and portrayed by Liz Brown, as his wife, who, from behind a see through screen, showed her behaviour after reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

At our next meeting on December 13, at 7.30pm in Walton Village Hall, David Peet will be speaking to us about 'Dickens & Christmas' and the competition will be a 'Victorian Christmas Decoration'. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Jo Haydon

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