Inner Wheel Club

AT the start of Ely Inner Wheel s monthly meeting, president Jenny Axford lead a moment s reflection for the lives of Ethel Good and Norman Sneesby, wife of Pat Sneesby, who had passed away since the last meeting. Helen Simmons had displayed examples of

AT the start of Ely Inner Wheel's monthly meeting, president Jenny Axford lead a moment's reflection for the lives of Ethel Good and Norman Sneesby, wife of Pat Sneesby, who had passed away since the last meeting.

Helen Simmons had displayed examples of cane, upholstery and veneered furniture and Jenny invited her to explain the title of her talk, 'It's Funny How Things Turn Out".

Mrs Simmons, who teaches furniture restoration at Cottenham Village College and Burwell House, explained she first got into the hobby of restoration out of necessity and she showed photographic examples of restored work she, her son, husband and students had done. She also showed examples on chairs of different designs of rush, sea grass and cane work and in photographs on larger pieces of furniture.

Gillian Brady gave the vote of thanks to Mrs Simmons for her fascinating and informative talk.


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A business meeting followed the coffee break. Members gave reports on the Cambridge Inner Wheel Club's overseas evening and inter club lunch. The visit to the Houses of Parliament when the MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Malcolm Moss, had spoken in the House of Commons and the district committee meeting at Lynford Hall. Members had also attended Bury St Edmunds charter dinner and Saxmundham's 25th charter lunch.

Vice-president Jackie Wade thanked president Jenny Axford for organising our own charter supper on February 22 and for the beautiful scarves she had made for all the ladies present. Her hard work was much appreciated.

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Invitations had been received from the Watton Club to their

Continued on Page 27charter supper in May and their strawberry tea in June. Also in May, the Hunstanton Club will be celebrating their 30th charter lunch, the Cambridge Club their charter dinner at Selwyn College and Felixstowe their inter club tea. The District Overseas Rally is on May 3, when Martin Bell will be speaking on behalf of Hope and Homes. Further details can be obtained from the club secretary on Ely 01353 610761. Future diary dates include the District Scrabble Day on June 14 and the District Golf Competition on September 17.

An election took place for next year's club officers, officials and committee members and these nominations will be ratified at the AGM in June.

Members Susan Dexter and Valerie Targett were wished speedy recoveries after their operations in hospital. The raffle was won by Ena Fernie. The next meeting is at 7.30pm on April 25 at the Old Dispensary and will include a talk by Dr Nick Mumford on his experiences in Antartica.

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