After the usual business of the Duncliffe and Stour Valley Group of Women’s Institutes, members were all amazed and delighted at the “Glimpse of the Galapagos” slides and talk from guest speaker Mike Spencer. The history of the Islands, visited by Charles Darwin first in 1835 was fascinating and illustrated the problems with the balance of nature versus the introduction of non-native species such as goats and rats. Amusing slides of sea lions reclining on benches at the harbour had members chuckling. Following the meeting members were able to purchase beautiful cards and photographs taken by Mr Spencer in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice Yeovil.
Shaftesbury Morning WI provided the refreshments followed by a fun Quiz, answers based on a confectionary theme.
Group Chairman, Barbara Copplestone, thanked everyone for coming and all agreed it had been an enjoyable evening.
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Dorset Federation of WIs, 58 Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EW
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Gillingham Afternoon WI * Shaftesbury Evening WI
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