WARRINGTON Speakers Club’s January meeting was held at the Village Hotel.

The theme for the evening was Inventions in History, with president John Hill telling the story of Ken Wood who invented a simple electric food mixer that went on to help housewives all over the world save time in the kitchen.

Eric Jennings shared with us the story of Second World War forces’ sweetheart Vera Lynn who could not read music or sing in tune when she first started singing with her parents at local functions, but eventually worked hard and re-invented herself, becoming an award-winning recording artist.

John Sanson ranted on his soapbox about how he finds the baseball cap a useless piece of head gear.

In our popular topic session, guests were invited to join in and share with us their New Year’s Resolutions.

The next meeting will be on February 12 at the Village Hotel.

Guests and new members are always welcome.

Following on from the successful membership building effective public speaking held in 2014, another course has been planned.

If you would like more details on the club, please call Fred Jones on 01606 882696 or e-mail toasrmasterxtra@talktalk.net.