Before records

Kirkley WI

TO begin the New Year, the members of Kirkley WI were educated and entertained by Ray Stephenson.

He spoke about and demonstrated the earliest beeswax cylinders and commemorative discs, which were produced from the early 20th Century. These were the forerunners of gramophone records and CDs.

The members were able to hear early recordings of historical events, speeches and songs.

Giving the vote of thanks, Eleanor Nicholson said how much the members had enjoyed the listening evening.

The competition for an old song sheet or book was won by Freda Gray.

During the business meeting members were asked to think about the events they would like the committee to plan for in the 50th year of the institute, which begins in October.