PRESIDENT Gill Fuller welcomed a packed hall and the meeting opened with business.

The assessment of need in long-term care had gained the most votes at last month’s meeting as our preferred resolution to go forward to the National Federation Annual Meeting later this year.

Members voted in favour of a resolution to be presented at the annual council meeting in Winsford in March in connection with the insurance of mobility scooters.

Entries were requested for the Cheshire Show in June and for members to volunteer to steward and help in the WI marquee.

The first round of the county quiz would be held this month.

A local walk had been arranged and a group coffee morning at Statham Lodge later this month would be held.

Arrangements for an outing to Llanfairpg WI museum and Anglesey are in hand as part of the institutes’s 50th birthday celebrations.

After tea we were transported back to the private lives of Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen.

Elizabeth Williams gave us an insight into how the loves of these great women had shaped the characters of Edward Rochester and Mr Darcy in their novels, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

The next meeting will be held on March 4 7.30pm in Lymm Methodist Church Hall.