Posts Tagged: history

April Monthly Meeting – Life as a Prison Officer

Our April speaker was Pauline Martindale, a former prison officer, who has worked in various roles in the prison service, and at different locations including Holloway and Wormwood Scrubs. She told us a bit of the history of Holloway which opened as a mixed prison in 1853 and was built to resemble Warwick Castle.  … Read more »

October Monthly Meeting – In The Pantry

Ian Waller visited in October and gave his talk about the story behind the well known food  brands you find in your cupboards. He told us about how Cadbury started making chocolate Easter eggs in 1875, and how Dairy Milk didn’t appear until 1905. Many of the food brands also issued collectibles such as the… Read more »

Film Club – Suffragette

On 20th October, 3 of us turned up at the Empire Bishop’s Stortford for the first Puckeridge WI film club, which fittingly was a screening of Suffragette. The film stars Carey Mulligan as a mother, accidentally caught up in the suffragette movement.   She then takes up the cause. The film takes us through some of… Read more »

Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers – BBC2 20/7/15

After a short delay for the over-running golf, Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers, a celebration of the WI centenary by Lucy Worsley was broadcast on BBC2. Lucy took us through the history of the WI from it’s origins in Canada, and Madge Watt addressing the local women in the Llanfair PG “shed” on Sept 11th… Read more »