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Parish Council Agenda - 12 July 2018

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4 May 2018

Reminiscing

Postwar tales from the East End keep WI members laughing.

It was a laugh a minute at the May meeting when Stanhoe and Barwick WI members heard Ruth Smith talk about her childhood growing up (to 4ft 11ins) in the East End of London in the 1940s and 1950s.

Her observations of life with her grandmother and two great-aunts were acute, and rang so many bells with the audience, many of whom had grown up in the same era.

photo: Rosemary Brown

Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith

Memories of tradesmen who came to the house, the everyday smells of everyday living, the “treats” and outings that occasionally happened, the entertainments, and the clothes which gave rise to the title of her talk – “The inconvenience of loose elastic” – all caused much hilarity as could be imagined.

There was a bumper turnout of members, and they left in lighthearted mood although we had explored the WI Resolution and dealt with WI business after the talk.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 4 May 2018

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