Members were welcomed by our president to the first meeting of 2017 but sadly we learned of the passing of Vera Tipples, a former president and a faithful, enthusiastic member of our institute until ill health prevented her from joining us. Our thoughts are with Cliff and his family and members observed a minute’s silence in Vera’s memory.
At this first meeting our speaker was our own member, Janet Young, whose subject was the nine day queen, Lady Jane Grey, who was born in 1537 and was the great grand daughter of Henry V11. Her parents forced her into marriage with Guildford Dudley, a devout Protestant and was named as Edward V1’s successor. She was crowned Queen four days after the death of Edward. She was executed on the 12th February, 1554 at the age of 16 years and died a martyr.
Business matters followed refreshments when members were given details of Glamorgan Federation events in the near future. Raffle winner was Gloria.
At February’s meeting Tracey Wandsworth will be giving a beauty demonstration and visitors will be welcome.