The November meeting of Lesbury WI was very well attended, with a prospective new member, Penny, joining us for the evening.
Our new president Susan Wood welcomed everyone and the usual business was gone through in quick time. Arrangements were made for our Christmas party next month, and menus chosen for our annual January lunch.
We had first sight of the plaque we have had made to put with the tree we planted in the village. It looks very smart and members were very pleased with it.
Our speaker, Neville Tulip, from The Running Fox at Felton, arrived armed with a tray of beautiful looking breads – and butter – so we knew we were in for a feast.
Neville started by giving us a potted history of bread, which was very interesting. He explained how he had come to be a bread maker and told us about the training he had received and some of the countries he had worked in to gain experience. Next came the opportunity to own his own business in Felton, which has expanded recently, and it is obvious he is a man who is passionate about what he does. Neville answered many questions about bread making and then came tasting time! There were many different types of artisan bread to choose for tasting, and there was much chatter about which one people liked best and comparing the different loaves.
Neville was warmly thanked for his talk and his bread.
He judged the competition, for scones of any variety, with Susan coming first, Kathleen Turnbull second and Veronica Merryweather in third place. Our birthday girl for November was Thelma Anderson. Following the drawing of the raffle, doggy bags of bread were given out before we left for home.