Little Weighton News
November 30, 2014
LITTLE WEIGHTON BRANCH NEWS
On a lovely July evening, we held a midsummer meal, sitting at tables bedecked with lovely arrangements of garden flowers and butterflies (the latter not real I hasten to add). A three course meal prepared and served by our hardworking committee was thoroughly enjoyed by our members and guests from Skidby YCA.
‘The Walkington Singers’ then entertained us with a programme of songs and stories. These ladies are always a delight to hear, reminding many of us or our ‘salad days’.
Although there is no August meeting, members were busy preparing for the Little Weighton Carnival. The branch had two stalls selling home-made biscuits and handicrafts. Following the success of the Yorkshire section of the Tour de France (not least the much publicised jersey bunting), we also had a display with the theme ‘The Tour de France meets YCA’. As well as the aforementioned jerseys, pictures and articles about the event were linked with examples of craft work done by members. Objects as diverse as a knitted Tam o’ Shanter, bookmarks, greeting cards and knitted sheep wearing sou’esters (don’t ask), made a colourful show. We even had a bicycle carefully wrapped in yellow silk. Being an exercise machine it wouldn’t have got far, but nobody’s perfect.
Now September has arrived with the rich colours of autumn beginning to appear, as we assembled for our first meeting after the holidays. Archaeologist Mr J Tibbles, gave a powerpoint talk on ‘not a load of old rubbish!’ Concentrating on the East Riding, he took us through the ages from prehistoric times, with humorous anecdotes about local ‘digs’. He also brought along some artefacts, excavated in the East Riding, not alas the cannon, similar to those on the ‘Mary Rose’, or my personal favourite, an ancient ‘winkle picker’ style shoe found during work in Hull City centre.
An interesting start to the season.
Margot Green, Little Weighton branch
The picture shows Little Weighton members Kath Burridge and Heather Briggs
at their ‘Tour de France meets YCA’ stall