President Margaret Mills opened the meeting with news of the death of Sylvia Roberts’s husband Ken and the sudden death of member Joan Struebig. Eve Owen reported on the shopping trip to Cardiff and Muriel Owen reported on the carol service. Stone will be hosting the spring group meeting on Thursday, April 22. Sylvia Roberts reported on the skittles.

Mulled wine was served, after which Mike and Pat Ledbury entertained with squeeze box, drum and songs to illustrate a Victorian family Christmas. The competition for a Christmas ornament was won by Joan Docherety.

The next meeting is on February 1. The speaker will be Caroline Walton, image consultant. The competition is for a beauty tip. Visitors welcome at The Oaks Community Hall, Mustow Green at 7.30pm. For further information contact secretary Sue Potter on 01562 630015.