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Heatley WI by Zena Morgan
9:37am Thursday 15th March 2012 in WI and Clubs
Heatley WI By Zena Morgan Forthcoming evens featured large as Carole Turner and Ann Oakes swept through the business part of our March meeting.
Dates were announced for a birthday lunch, a Morecambe coach trip, a Lymm Jubilee theatre trip, and a Mikado performance. There were also WI meetings at Winsford and a public affairs meeting.
Kath Heywood was thanked for all the birthday cards she sends throughout the year and presented with a flowering plant.
Our attention was distracted during this time as our speaker was setting up his stall. A wonderful array of jars and bottles came into view with a microwave oven, a chopping board, scales and an assortment of bowls and basins.
Our patience was rewarded when Mr Matthew Lepp launched into a fascinating history of cleanliness (or lack of it) through the ages. While other countries were shaving, oiling and scraping it seems that we were wallowing in our own dirt.
During his story telling he constantly mixed, stirred, coloured and shaped bath bombs, soaps and shower gels delicately perfumed with jasmine, lemon strawberry and many more.
His talk was informative and humorous and he was warmly thanked by the president.
The competition for an unusual piece of soap was won by Zena Morgan who had entered a piece of soap made by Mr Lepp at a previous meeting.
The raffle prizes were won by Jean Higgins and Zena Morgan.
The meeting ended with tea and biscuits while Mr Lepp sold some of his wares.