Thorncombe WI celebrates its 95th birthday

PUBLISHED: 12:20 16 October 2012

Members of Thorncombe WI with their 95th birthday cake

Members of Thorncombe WI with their 95th birthday cake

Archant

Members cut a special iced cake to celebrate their milestone

Members of Thorncombe WI cut a special birthday cake to celebrate their 95th anniversary.

They were joined by friends from Chideock, Broadwindsor and Blackdown WIs for a supper party to mark the milestone.

Speaker for the evening, Gavin Haig, then entertained the gathering with his talk, ‘Trials and tribulations of being a surgeon.”

He had his captivated audience in stitches - of laughter - as he explained his vocational journey from being accepted at ‘Barts’ as a medical student through to qualifying as a surgeon.

He then spoke about some of the surgical procedures he had carried out at various hospitals and enthralled members by his amusing and poignant tales about the different characters he encountered from patients to work colleagues.

A splendid evening concluded with the cutting of a lovely iced, rich fruit birthday cake, kindly made by Thorncombe member Margaret Retter.

At the next meeting in the village hall, on November 13, at 2.30pm, Anthony Castleton will give a talk entitled ‘Living with blindness’.

Members should take along their favourite perfume for the competition at this is an afternoon meeting.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the Midweek Herald