Dinah welcomed Members and (retired) Fire Officer Ken Lloyd on a beautiful Summer’s evening. Ken retold the events of over 30 years ago when Uppark House caught fire, and fire crews from across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey bravely tackled the difficult blaze. They saved many of the House’s paintings, rugs, tapestries, antiques, chandeliers, china and curtains, despite the difficulty they had in finding a substantial and reliable water supply.
Then Jan Marsden gave us all an account of the recent polymer clay workshop she attended whilst on holiday in the Isles of Scilly, before we all enjoyed refreshments, had the opportunity to buy NFWI raffle tickets, perused the variety of sign-up sheets and competition entries, and enjoyed some social time.
In Gina’s absence, Debbie announced the results of the “what would you save in a fire” competition (judged by Ken Lloyd):
1st– Chris Hunter (box of memories)
2nd– Karen McCreedy (Baby and teddy picture)
3rd– Gina Fitch-Roy – (Stiletto shoes)
Additional entrants who all receive a point: Annie Smith, Joyce Aird and Jack Owen.
This is an extract from Katie’s record of the meeting.
To download the full record click on Record of July 19 meeting