Milverton, Somerset

WI November update

At our October meeting, Chris Coopey gave us a talk about how television came to the West Country. As is so often the case, television arrived much later here than in London and the other regions and the signal originally came from Wales. Chris played various television snippets to us, reminding us of many of the television programmes we had seen over the years and he also brought with him a small black and white television set which gave W.I. Members much to reminisce about.

For many of us the first time we had ever seen television was when whole families gathered around a set such as this one to watch the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1953. Chris’s presentation proved to be very informative and a lovely trip down “Memory Lane”. After the talk we were served tea and a selection of delicious biscuits.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 2 November when Bob Selway will be giving us a demonstration of wood turning. Apparently Bob will be bringing a piece of his handiwork for a raffle prize and he will also bring various items which may be purchased, so please bring some money. Visitors are always very welcome.