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1:42pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: What’s the connection between Madonna, the film Pirates of the Caribbean and Ilkley? The perhaps surprising answer is our own Duttons for Buttons, which supplies not only the Ilkley population but also film, theatre and TV productions, including the above, with a dazzling array of buttons and trims. At the August meeting, Michelle Horton from Duttons traced a fascinating history from the 16th century, when buttons of gold, silver and diamonds were used to show off their wealth by the very rich – one suit alone having around 13,600 buttons – to the present day when Dutton’s stock of buttons, some of which date back to 1906, is available to all of us. Our members showed their considerable craft skills in the competition for a collage of buttons. From the seven entries, Joan Knight came first, with Sheila Walker second and Marina Smith third. September’s meeting is next Thursday at 2pm at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church hall when Julie Clarke will be talking about the Joys and Sorrows of a Hill Farmer’s Wife. From past experience of Julie’s talks we are looking forward to a lively and hilarious afternoon. The competition is for a Yorkshire-themed tea towel and we will be having a produce and baking sale in aid of our charity for this year, the Community Bus. Guests for a charge of £3 and prospective members are always welcome to join us. Do come along for an entertaining afternoon in good company.
BRIDGE CLUB: Results for Monday, September 2, four and a half tables, N/S: 1 Colin Graham and Brenda Beaman 59 per cent, 2 Renee Catterall and Donald Hill 56 per cent; E/W: 1 Irene Booth and Hilary Abercrombie 61 per cent, 2 Pat Farrar and Stan Catterall 58 per cent. The club plays on Mondays at 9.30am at the Methodist Hall. For more details, call (01943) 466605.