WHAT a meeting Eckington WI had! Almost standing room only at the Village Hall. We had visitors from the village, from Pershore WI, Kemerton WI and Beckford WI as well as others travelling from Tewkesbury and other local villages. Why had they come? Well our speaker was Deborah Overton who was presenting ‘The Archaeology and History of Bredon Hill’ and this being our local landmark, it clearly attracted a lot of interest. Her talk was presented with slides and artefacts with interesting facts as well as speculation about the history of the hill. After refreshments, we bade farewell to our visitors and carried on with business; members were reminded about upcoming events and in particular, our next Coffee and Chat at #1, Pershore and our next Lunch Club date at Thai Legends in Pershore. The reports on our skittles match was mixed with a win on 23 January but unfortunately our winning streak ended when we lost our match on 30 January – one more left to play in March before we see how we fared in the overall competition.

Our next meeting is Wednesday 1 March: ‘Green Hearts & Pancakes’ at Eckington Village Hall. All ladies welcome (visitors £4). Follow us on Facebook or visit our website eckingtonwi.weebly.com.