ARE you aware that in his diary, Samuel Pepys said his wife was spending too much money when she was shopping?
In her talk to the members of Kirkley WI, Mrs Kathleen Turnbull, who is a member of Grainger Town WI, traced the development of trading and shopping.
She explained the reason for shop signs and reminded members that a number of nursery rhymes and songs tell us about selling and trading.
Selfridges was the first store for ladies only. Harrods was the first store to say no credit.
In her vote of thanks, Liz Shaw remarked that perhaps some husbands today would be concerned about their wves’ spending habits.
The competition for a dressing table mirror was won by Judith Arthur.
As the Secretary was unable to attend the meeting, Liz Shaw acted as her replacement.
During the business meeting members were reminded that some members were taking part in the sand sculpture competition being held at Bamburgh.
The July meeting would be a visit to Paxton House and the Chain Bridge Honey Farm.