We had a brilliant talk from Rob Evans of Wings and Talons in Lacock, who brought along three of his birds to meet us. Fred the lanner falcon kept his ability to fly at 150 mph well hidden, whilst Katy the little owl melted our hearts with her cute antics. Cleo the eagle owl was the grand finale, whose fine feathers were the softest to touch.
Other October highlights were: Our Town's spooky walk discovering Chippenham's ghostly tales; the Crafty Crew trialled felted Christmas decorations ready for next month's meeting; there was a trip to see The Magic of Motown in Swindon; and Book Club reviewed Jess Ryder's The Good Sister.
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Things took an explosive turn at last night's John Aubrey Group meeting when Paul Hill demonstrated how rockets are propelled into space.
It was an entertaining talk with plenty of mind boggling snippets and opportunities for audience participation, We benefited from Paul's experience of working with the European Space Agency and had an insider's view of various space voyages, including Tim Peake's! Thanks to Pewsham WI for hosting such an informative and fun evening, rounded off nicely with plenty of refreshments and cake!
April had the presence of mind to capture some of the key moments of the evening... and yes, that IS a real space suit :)
Our Crafty Crew turned their thoughts to what's needed next month in their October session. Felt Christmas decorations is the chosen task and a few tips and short cuts were found to help everyone make their own in the shorter time available at November's meeting.
April came to Wiltshire Federation's rescue yesterday morning when she fixed a last-minute technical hitch at the Annual Meeting in Salisbury. Co-opted as Presentation Manager for the rest of the day, she had quite a different view to the 600+ audience when Sally delivered her presentation of what we get up to at Pewsham Belles!
Reaction to Sally's speech has been enthusiastic and positive. Old Town WI (Swindon) said they would have liked to have heard more, and Olga Tucker from our sister Pewsham WI said: "I loved your presentation. It was great to hear about a new group, IT literate, that has been so successful and has had so much support from its members."
Of the day Sally said: "Ther
Chippenham has plenty of spooky tales to tell and luckily the weather cleared just in time for us to hear them on a walk around town. Baby Leuan was quiet as a mouse throughout despite the strange stories revealed around him.
We were also introduced to the concept of 'Ghost Signs' (painted signs on buildings which give clues to their former uses) and other building traces which can be seen around town.
Last port of call was the Angel Hotel - one of the places with a claim to being the most haunted - where even more strange tales and experiences emerged from the group!
Have you had a strange experience, or news of any ghosts in our town? We'd love to add them to our haunted map of Chip
Nine ladies met for book club this month to discuss The Good Sister by Jess Ryder. There was lots of lively debate as usual and a great social evening. We scored this book 5 out of 10. A quick, easy read but probably one to be avoided! We thought the author missed a good opportunity to wow us. The next book will be This House Is Haunted by John Boyne. The meeting date is Tuesday 7th November and we're trying out the Angel Hotel at 7.30pm. Our December meeting will be a mini book quiz and meal on 7th December venue to be confirmed. All Pewsham Belles welcome to join us for this, you don't need to be a book club regular.
What a fabulous night out! 14 of the Pewsham Belles revisited their teenage inner pop star and sang and danced the night away at Abbamania at the Neeld Hall last night.
Here are our Dancing Queens on their feet and showing the ticket price was worth the Money, Money, Money. Do I wish I was there? I Do I Do I Do!