Don't miss out in 2014 come and find out what we get up to. In 2014 we celebrate our 80th birthday. For Fun, Friendship, Food and much much more. Find us in Sibsey Village Hall every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm. We look forward to seeing you.
Just made this.....
A nice tasty change from meat pate - Ideal for a buffet or even a sandwich filling.
1oz butter or margarine
1 onion peeled and finely chopped
2 stalks celery finely chopped
6oz mushrooms wiped and diced
2 round tspns Marmite
1 tspn tomato puree
2oz ground hazelnuts
6oz ground mixed nuts
2 tbspn chopped parsley
1 large egg beaten
Line a 1lb loaf tin. Melt butter in a medium saucepan and cook onion, celery, and mushrooms for a few minutes until soft. Add water, marmite and tomato puree, bring to boil and simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes. Place nuts, breadcrumbs and parsley into a bowl, add onion mixture, beaten egg and mix well. Pack into loaf tin and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let pate get cold before turning out onto serving dish. Can be frozen.
Our Christmas meeting started with much hustle and bustle, Christmas cards were being shared out, and everyone enjoying a tipple.
Vice-President Sally took the meeting and after a Christmas carol and a short burst of business we were introduced to our speaker for the night -
Magician Paul Vickers.
Introducing us to the oldest magic trick 'Cup and Balls'. Believed to have been introduced by the Egyptians but definitely known since the Middle Ages.
Along with mind blowing magic skills he told us some magical history facts.
Jean Robert-Houdin (1805 -1871) is known as the Father of Magic. A French Clockmaker that became a master Magician and Illusionist.
Harry Houdini (1874-1926) Born Erik Weisz in Budapest before moving to America at the age of four. He became a magician and illusionist but was best known as an Escapologist.
Paul had us fits of laughter with his hand cuff tricks.
Along with his mastery of cards and the 'Cut & Restore rope trick, first done in 1584!
Our evening continued with refreshments, competitions results and the Christmas Raffle draw and more Christmas carols.
But a Sibsey WI Meeting is never complete with a visit from Santa or some of his helpers and this year was no exception. Enid and Hildred popped along to give out the Christmas presents.
Merry Christmas Everyone
from Sibsey WI
Our November meeting was brilliant. Remembering was its central theme. The Presidents table was adorned with a beautiful Poppy arrangement and we were reminded of how the WI had begun in Britain. A small group of ladies in Anglesey had got together to help the War effort in 1915
A member stood and read out a poem she'd written as a personal tribute to a family member and the tribute paid to the Forces at the Albert Hall.
A sea of blood red poppies lay spread across the ground,
While thousands keep on falling and settle on the ground.
Silently, silently they stand with heads a bowed,
Covered in the petals like a ghostly shroud.
A life for every petal who paid the highest cost.
A memory, a memory of someone we have lost.
I have a single petal this is my husbands kin.
Arthur was his name and he's named after him.
El Alamein he fell Amid the battle blast,
A hateful day to many that lays now in the past.
Rows of whit crosses stand amidst the heat
A poignant reminder like the petals at their feet.
Always remember them Veterans new, Veterans old,
For future generations there story Must be told.
Our speaker was Neil Watson a local historian who gave us a potted history of the famous Boston May Fair.
Originating back to the 11th century where animals where brought to be sold and the wealthy Abbots and Priors came to replenish their stocks of wine etc. Boston owed its prominence to its port, then the 2nd largest in the country. Gradually the Boston Fair declined from its religious importance and came to meet the needs of the local people.
The entertainment and pleasure side of these fairs played a prominent part of these yearly gatherings. People who drudged in the factories and on the land would take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the 'Fun at the Fair'.
It was amazing to learn that most of our fair rides have stemmed from the imagination and ingenuity of local men. The Industrial Revolution gave them the means to mechanise the basic rides.
The yearly spectacular brought with it animals, waxworks, swings and roundabouts, magic, music. While the local pubs catered for the refreshment, local people temporarily housed the visitors. The sheep and cattle market still continued and the town would prosper.
And even today as the May Fair arrives they say 'Love it or Hate it' the it is steeped in history and tradition.
Everyone has a memory of the day the Fair came to town!
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