Some photos of the fabulous birds that we met at our March meeting. Derek Tindall brought with him a Barn owl, a lanner falcon,a gyr x saker, a palm-nut vulture, a harris hawk and a Great Grey Owl. The Great Grey owl then went for a walkabout around the room to say hello. It was a privilege to see such beautiful creatures close up and to learn the art and skills and history of a falconer.
In the depths of the sleepy outbacks of rural Lincolnshire a little dew pond has become the meeting place of hundreds of frogs as they come together after a winter of hibernation.
Annie Besant was the wife of the Sibsey vicar Reverend Frank Besant. They married in 1867 when she was 20 years old. They had 2 children - Arthur and Mabel.
However, in 1873 they separated due to her increased anti-religious views and her conflict for monetary independence. Annie used to write articles and story books for children and her husband took all her money. She left with her daughter Mabel.
She went to London and became one of the first trade unionists and in 1888 she was the negotiator for the Bryant & May Matchgirls.
Frank remained in Sibsey until his death in 1917.
One of our members won the Lincolnshire South Federation 'Centenary Challenge' with there concertina memory book depicting a year in their WI.
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