Women’s Institute

After the summer break, Dunkerton WI commenced the autumn season with a fascinating talk about the young Queen Victoria given by Susan Symons, whose interest was sparked many years ago by finding a photograph of the Queen in an attic. This led to a life long thirst to discover as much about her life as she could find and she  has written several books about her life and that of her extended German family. Susan’s enthusiasm was such that she spoke unscripted and left us wanting to hear more at a future date.
Although there was no meeting in August, some members enjoyed visits to the Cleveland Baths in Bath and a riverside walk that finished  with lunch at Mells.
An outing to the SS Great Britain will take place this month as well as another walk, this time based on the Ring O’Bells at Preston. All dogs are welcome!
We were delighted that our new banner, worked by several members who attend the monthly craft club, won first prize in the embroidery class at the Dunkerton Horticulture and Produce Show.
The next meeting is on 8th October at Tunley when the Harvest will be deliciously celebrated.