Shepherds pie was on the menu for the 2018 Staunton on Arrow Harvest Supper catered by the WI. There were nearly 50 guests for the evening. As usual there was plenty of food and we were entertained by ukelele maestro Matthew Stead. A thoroughly good evening was had by all. Very many thanks go to all who were involved in the evening.
Staunton on Arrow WI and Pembridge WI had a joint meeting in October with an interesting talk from Duncan Fox about the history of gin and the setting up of Haven Distillery, Dilwyn and his gin brand, Sly Gin. We were taken through a tasting session of all his gins, London Dry, Lemon Verbena and Pink Grapefruit. Alison Lord gave the vote of thanks.
Claire Burton welcomed Edward Kendrick, who arrived on his motorbike from Redditch. He spoke to us about the Severn Freewheelers who are a registered charity and a founding member of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes. It is a group of advanced motorcyclist volunteers providing a free out-of-hours courier service for hospitals in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, North Wiltshire and Herefordshire. They carry any medical essentials between hospitals in the area from 7pm in the evening to 7am the following day, all day at weekends and public holidays. The riders are all trained to ride under blue light conditions for emergencies and provide a far cheaper and more reliable courier service for the NHS than taxis. We enjoyed his talk very much and learned a lot of new information. Look out for blood bikes with a yellow and red checked patterning on the bodywork! Claire Burton gave the vote of thanks.