MAMBLE CUMBAYTON WI: The first of the evening meetings took place on April 11. President Val Evans welcomed everyone. Mrs P Trow is recovering well after breaking her leg in a nasty fall recently.

Members were interested in taking part in a Bewdley Town Walk on July 19. Meanwhile, the summer outing will be a visit to Toll House Cottage Gardens, Bewdley on June 13.

"A Blackbird's tale" was the subject of Mr Barber's talk. A few years ago, two blackbirds had nested in his carport and he had been able to photograph the progress, from the construction of the nest, laying the eggs, hatching and development of the chicks until they flew away - all in one month. During that summer, the blackbirds had three sets of chicks, which all survived, but blackbirds have never returned to nest again. He also showed many beautiful photographs and videos of Bewdley and the wildlife which inhabit the area, so close to the Town centre.

On May 9, the meeting will start at 7.30pm in Mamble Village Hall, when the two resolutions for the National AGM will be discussed and voted upon, and it is the AGM of the Institute. The competition is an item beginning with "X" and there will be a trading stall.