Papworth Everard WI October 2017 Report

Meeting: Following on from the usual ‘business’ our speaker this month was Clare Mulley, Author and Biographer.   Clare gave us all a very interesting talk on her latest book, the biography of Eglantyne Jebb, a British social reformer and founder of Save the Children organisation.  Clare’s talk, supported by a wonderful selection of photographs, covered the life of this amazing women Eglantyne Jebb. From her childhood, studies at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford and her post as a primary school teacher which lead to her tireless work for the poor and underprivileged child and forming the charity ‘Save the Children’.  After years of hard work and protestations for the rights of the child, she attended a meeting of the international Union in Geneva with a plan for a Childrens Charter. A Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted a year later by the League of Nations.  Clare, who has worked for Save the Children in the past, finished with detailed information of the worldwide-work going on today as we all know when reading about the troubles of children all over the world. Signed copies of Clare’s book were available to purchase at the end of the evening.

Choir:   Our choir, Lyrical Voices, took part in the very prestigious ‘Saffron Walden Song Fest’ on Sunday 15th October.  Our performance was excellent, as were many of the other performances on the day.   It was a wonderful afternoon and we have received many compliments by those in the audience. 

Saffron Hall Festival

Next Meeting:   will take place on Wednesday 15th November when a demonstration and talk on how to make a ‘Christmas Wreath’ is the topic of the evening presented by Noreen Plows.

Please note the December Meeting to be held on 20th December will be for Members Only

To find out more about what is going on you can log on to our website at or if you are 18 or over just come along to one of our meetings at 7.15 for 7.30 on the third Wednesday of each month in the Studio next door to the Library. You can be sure of a warm welcome.  The visitor’s fee is  £4.00 including refreshments.

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