Sunday, 10 March 2013

Old Buckenham WI antiques talk

Looking at antiques
Because of heavy snow the WI meeting in January had been cancelled and it was nice to be back together for the February meeting.
Colin Lucy, from Freya Antiques, gave a very amusing and interesting talk starting with his visits (in school uniform) to the local auction house with his father where he bought boxes of books for about 2/6d and later made a profit selling them to his classmates. He left school and went to Cambridge, trained to be an architect, worked in the City of London, made a living as a professional gambler and eventually, in his forties, went back to dealing in books and antiques. Members had brought their own antiques and Colin told members something about each one, his favourite being a piece of Moorcroft pottery.
The monthly competition results for 2012 were announced – Barbara Frost won ‘Flower of the month’ and Kathy Fleckney was the monthly competition winner. They both received an ‘M&S’ token as their prize.
Old Buckenham WI is holding a Coffee Morning with various stalls, homemade cakes, etc, in the Church Rooms on Saturday 6 April. Do come and see what is on offer.

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