Ladies Group

ST OSWALD’S LADIES GROUP

Members were welcomed by June, our Chairman, with a prayer and a reading. Apologies
were given, notices read out and we all said The Grace together. June then introduced our
speaker,Vicky Turrell, who writes Nature Notes, a weekly nature column in the Oswestry Advertizer. She is a familiar face to us as she had spoken about her Yorkshire childhood a few years ago. She is a good, gentle read each week admidst the crises of life in the newspaper.

She told of how she started by suggesting to the then Editor that a nature column was needed and he asked for an initial article of 550 words and a photograph and the rest is history. It was interesting to learn more about newspapers and how our eyes are drawn to the right hand pages Instead of just writing a column, submitting it, and it being printed, she told us how her column is changed for the various places it is put on the internet. The headline changes for the paper’s Website, Twitter, Facebook, etc. The skills are very different nowadays to cater for social media. A whole new ballgame. A column a week is quite a task. Her observations of the birds and
creatures in her garden make us look more carefully at ours She read two extracts from her books – one on Wrens and another on Cowslips. How well she writes.

She also takes the photographs for her column. She had brought the bound copy of original Advertizers for 1927 and members eagerly, and carefully, read the full size pages with close and detailed typeset news and advertisements.
A very different world. We all enjoyed a really interesting and well presented talk. Look carefully in the Advertizer for her column, it is well worth reading and makes us stop and smile in a busy world.

 

Our next meeting will be on Monday May 13 th , due to the bank holiday, at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre when one of our own members, Pat Edwards, will be our speaker. Pat will speak to us about Oils at work in the home.
Subscriptions of £15 for the year are now due and Mair Bowen, our Treasurer, will be pleased to receive them.

Ann Boulton


We are always pleased to welcome new members to our monthly meetings and if you would like further information please contact Ann Sagar telephone 01691657903 or e mail ann_sagar@btinternet.com.

PROGRAMME FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020

April 1 Vicky Turrell - Writing for the Advertizer
May 13 Pat Edwards - Oils at work in the home
June 3 Liz Jermy - Fostering
July Outing
August No Meeting
September 2 - Joan and Michael Windwood - Prison Fellowship
and the work that is done in H M P Berwyn.
October 7 Ann Boulton - St. Oswald’s Stuff!!
November 4 Eric Freeman
December 2 Members night - Shirley Oakley - flower arranging
January 6 Mark Hignett has invited us to join him at Oswestry
Museum
February 3 Annual Dinner
March 4 Annual General Meeting

A selection of photos from recent meetings.