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The Oxhill News

May 2005


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W I  Report

After the Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting, our President, Ann Beeny asked the Vice President, June Wreford to let us know about the Spring Council meeting she had attended, with others, in March.  After this report, Kath Silman told us a little about her visit along with others to Denman College which she had found very interesting and well worth a visit for any member.

Please note that Saturday 28th May has been booked at the Old Reading Rooms for a coffee morning with plant and cake sale, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  All donations will be very gratefully received.

Also, a white bag will be with the Treasurer, Chris Smith each month to collect pennies and tuppencies (i.e. spare change) for a project for ACWW.  June Wreford will let us know more about this project later in the year.

Our President then introduced Mr. D. Fowler, the owner of one of the few independent cheese making farms in the country, who gave us a talk, slide show and demonstration of cheeses and cheese making.

Mr. Fowler had traced back the family ancestry to the early 1600s when they were living in the Derby district, and even then the family was into farms and cheese making, although with sheep’s milk.  In the early 1800s the family left Derby to move down to the Warwickshire area, and one of Mr. Fowler’s enterprising ancestors decided to use cow’s milk rather than sheep’s, and sold the resulting cheese to the local market.

The company has gone from strength to strength since then, and now have contracts to supply different cheeses to diverse markets, including supermarkets. 

The slide show was of working practices some ten to twelve years ago, and even to a layman’s eye, it was obvious how standards of hygiene have altered since then, all to the good.

This was an interesting talk but even more enjoyable was tasting the different cheeses afterwards!

The meeting closed at 10 p.m.

The Women’s Institute – A Modern Voice for Women.

The ideals of the Women’s Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship, are as strong and important now in the 21st Century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915.  Anyone who would like to join would be made very welcome.  Come and enjoy the company of other women of our community.

Jackie Batchelor

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