Thursday, 18 May 2017

Latest from Old Buckenham WI

Royalty and fashion
Old Buckenham WI enjoyed two meetings recently. The first was the Group Meeting when members meet with other WIs in the area. The speaker was David Reeves and his subject was “Protecting the Royals”. Now retired, he had been responsible for the security and well being of the Royal Family at Sandringham for twelve years and he regaled us with some amusing tales.
At the regular monthly meeting the speaker was Kathy Denton who told members of her with time a London fashion house. She joined Lachasse at the age of 16 at a wage of £5.10.0 per week. She was trained to tailor high-class jackets and she demonstrated the intricacies involved in her work. Lachasse was a top London Fashion House and made clothes for the rich and the famous, including Barbara Cartland who loved her pink outfits. Many of the outfits to be seen in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot and other race courses were made by this company. The premises were situated in Berkely Square and the company finally closed its doors in 2007.
On Thursday 25 May their meeting will discus the national resolutions and the following meeting will be held on Thursday 22 June when the speaker will be Dan Bradbury talking about “Saving Habitats – Saving Species”.
Old Buckenham WI are looking forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017. As part of the celebrations, they are holding a Garden Party at the home of Barbara and John Frost, 1 Mill Road, Old Buckenham on Saturday 1 July from 3pm to 5pm. Entrance is £5 to include a special afternoon tea. All are welcome – this event is open to all.

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