Overstrand Evening WI. A good turnout to our September meeting was treated to a most entertaining evening as our speaker Hilary Cox updated us on her eventful life. Her audience found her just as engaging this year as last. Some of us may have 2 cars, but very few can say they are a 2 MBE household. Hilary, a gently persuasive lady, told us of the upcoming award she will receive on November 29th, and of a dilemma this posed, as she was able to have just 3 guests present. As she has a husband and 3 children, all of whom wished to go, she phoned the Palace to seek guidance, with the result that all will be welcome. Problem solved! Her lively talk, illustrated with copious press cuttings and anecdotes, gave us a flavour of her busy life including tireless charity work taking her abroad on occasion where she has met many interesting people. An energetic fund raiser, Hilary has cycled hundreds of miles helping to benefit many less fortunate than us with the money raised. Locally she has reinvigorated local hostelries in Cromer, losing no chance to provide places for the community to come together, and she was instrumental in getting the much needed Felbrigg roundabout in place which we can all thank her for.
The Craft evening held in August was, this year, some tuition on flower arranging by one of our members, and was greatly enjoyed with some lovely creations made. Next month the speaker will be Mr Trevor Eady of the North Norfolk Railway.
Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Overstrand. New members from the area always welcomed.