Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, in their various guises, came to life in an interesting evening with Steve Dimmer at our February meeting. We saw clips of Margaret Rutherford catching sight of a murder through a train carriage window and later in the film Joan Hickson, a future Miss Marple, pushing a bicycle round a village. Then we were shown the many actors who had portrayed the wonderful Hercule Poirot – it was amazing how many famous faces want to act in an Agatha Christie film. At the same time we learnt some lesser known facts about Agatha Christie, her family and her temporary disappearance. A great evening with Steve Dimmer who is fast becoming a favourite speaker with Nether Heyford WI!
In March, Graham Jones will be making his first visit to our WI to tell us how he became an author. Having spent his working life in Education he was wondering how to fill his retirement years. At his wife’s suggestion he started writing and during the evening he will tell us of some of the hurdles and unexpected reactions encountered in his new career. The meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7.30 on Thursday March 7th and the charge, which includes refreshments, will be £5 for non-members.
In April we hope some of the younger and fitter ladies in the village may like to join us for an evening of Line Dancing with Renee Watt. I missed the last one but was reliably informed that it was great fun so I’ll look out my dancing shoes!!
Mary Rice – Heyford Lodge – 01327 340101