International Woman’s Day

Hello sisters, please join us today by downing tools, withdrawing labour, empowering womanhood and remembering those worse off than ourselves. We will be setting off on a march to the scout hut at midday and once arrived will hear speeches from many prominent international guest speakers. Some strong women’s voices from overseas, such as Kim Kardashian and Dolly Parton, will be heard via recorded messages sent on email and projected onto a wall. So it will be a powerful inaugural women-only event not to be missed. Yours Sylvie Stoke. Chair Lady. Beckworth WI

The Proclaimers Are Back From 500 Mile Walk For Charity

Hello all. Just to let you know that local singing duo The Proclaimers will be hosting a sing-along slide show and bring-and-buy sale tomorrow evening at the WI in Beckworth village hall. The identical twins, Reg and Rory McReid are just back from a sponsored 500 mile walk. They had intended it to be John O’Groats to Lands End by bike but someone stole their tandem just outside Wick. The brothers, who have been firm friends since meeting at school, have promised to regail us with rivetting stories of how they have combined running a successful bicycle repair shop with having a glittering pop career. Topics will include puncture repairs, saddle height adjustments and how to write songs about banal everyday events (who else could write a chart hit about receiving wrongly addressed airmail from the USA). Entry is only £25 and non-WI members are welcome. Providing refreshments in the interval will be father and son caterers Heston Blumenthal and Anthony Worrall-Thompson. See you tomorrow at 7.30 on the dot. Respectfully yours Francis Carshalton-Beeches. Chair. Beckworth WI.


(Above) The Proclaimer brothers back from their 500 mile sponsored walk