Lymm WI by Maralyn Barlow February 2015 meeting AT our February meeting we were given a fascinating insight into the formative years of one of Britain’s most intriguing politicians.

David Lloyd George came from humble beginnings in North Wales to become a solicitor then a Liberal MP and cabinet minister.

As Chancellor of the Exchequer he was a key figure in the establishment of the modern welfare state.

The illustrated talk given by Mr Aled Jones took us up to 1914 just before Lloyd George became Prime Minister.

Our competition this month was a memento from the First World War and there were some wonderful exhibits.

First prize went to Kathryn Rhodes who brought a tiny teddy bear which had experienced and survived the terrible battle of the Somme.

Second prize went to Norma Hare for her father in law’s journal from the war and third prize to Jill Tickle for a framed message from King George and Queen Mary to a soldier.

The preparations for the WI centenary are proceeding well.

Another length of bunting has been completed and work has started on the new banner which will be displayed at the Cheshire Show.

Members were asked to help in the WI marquee at the Cheshire Show in June.

Tickets were on sale for the Egerton coffee morning at Statham Lodge on February 25.

Three of our members took part in the County Quiz and although they did not get through to the finals they had a very enjoyable evening.

Our next meeting will be at 2pm on Wednesday, March 11. when we will welcome Mr Brian Green whose talk will be ‘The Best Stage Musicals Ever.’ Visitors and new members are welcome to join us at the Lymm Youth and Community Centre.