WILLINGHAM-BY-STOW: Women’s Institute

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Willingham WI’s first meeting of the New Year was held on 6th February. There was good attendance and at the conclusion of WI business and notices president Dorothy Wain introduced the speaker for the evening, Mr Douglas Carstairs, who gave a most interesting and enlightening talk on Females in a Victorian Prison. Booklets entitled Convicts of Lincolnshsire and Cries from the Past - A history of Lincoln Castle Prison were for sale at a nominal sum and purchased by many members. Mrs Rosalind Sneath gave the vote of thanks.

The competition for a pretty hanky was won by Mrs Jean Bates with Mrs Mary Shaw and Mrs Dorothy Wain second and third. Raffle prizes were won by Mrs Hazel Carr, Mrs Margaret Horsburgh and Mrs Linda Coatsworth. The WI’s next meeting is the Annual General Meeting and is on 6th March.