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May 2019

Branch Leader:
Ann Harris
The Cottage & Stable
Love Lane
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 622163

Secretary:
Donna Leigh
2 Magnolia Drive
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 624837

 

Our meeting was held on April 15th 2019, 2pm at the Town Hall. Prayers were led by the Reverend Philip Edge.

The speaker was our local historian Mr Christopher Jobson, we were also joined by the Ellesmere Library History Group. Chris gave a wonderful illustrated and enlightening talk on "The Poor Law and the Workhouse" and how it came about. Chris showed pictures of Ellesmere's large and impressive workhouse at Swan Hill. Times then were very hard if you were poor. Teas and lovely home made cakes was served by Mrs Kath Meeks, Mrs Enid Lloyd and Mrs Joyce Feeney. A vote of thanks was given by myself.

May 4th is our Annual Coffee morning with stalls and raffle. 10-1 2pm at the Town Hall, this is our main source of income where we give to Mothers' Union Charities so please do come along and bring a friend.

I would like to thank our Mothers' Union Members who made 100 posies with pretty spring flowers, given out with our special mothering Sunday cards on Mothering Sunday, March 31st at Church.

May 14th is our Deanery Festival held this year at St. Andrew's Church, Welsh Frankton 2.30pm. the speaker will be Katherine May, Salop Archdeaconry Leader, two of our newer members are to be enrolled. Followed by afternoon tea to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union Branch.

Our next meeting will be on May 20th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk by the Rev'd Jane Stephenson.

Yours with love,

Ann