At long last we had a face to face WI meeting this month in our usual meeting place. During the pandemic we have been limited, like every other WI, to Zoom meetings. However, for the last couple of months we were able to meet in a local church or in the local park where we took our own seating and drinks.
This month we met in The Orangery. All masked, suitably distanced, drinking our tea out of plastic cups and all windows and doors were open which meant we were all well wrapped up!
The speaker, Steve Packwood, was most informative. He gave us a talk on three of the names on the Sunbury on Thames War Memorial. Of particular interest to us was Marjorie Croysdale, the only woman whose name is on the Memorial. Marjorie served as a nurse overseas in very difficult conditions. She survived the war but sadly succumbed to Spanish Flu. Not only is she commemorated on the Memorial but there is also an avenue in Sunbury named after her.