Kilby WI go back to school
Unfortunately the evening sunshine made it difficult to see the screen - which led to a complete 90 degree turnaround of screen, technical equipment and seats - and a slight improvement!
Members feared homelessness when it was announced that Kilby’s United Reform Chapel, our meeting place for well over 30 years, was to close in June.
As the Chapel could be fitted out with stage curtains and lighting, three never to be forgotten pantomimes, ‘Cinders’, ‘The Sleeping Cutie’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ were performed there, written, directed and acted by Kilby WI ladies themselves. The cast had to rehearse in an icy cold chapel, as it was too expensive to have the heat on.
As Kilby has no village hall, it was difficult to think of another venue for our WI, but Kilby School was approached and they have kindly agreed that we can meet there.
As this was our final meeting at the United Reformed Chapel after 30 years it was most fitting that for his final rendition Kenneth played the Last Night of the Proms, which of course includes Jerusalem. So with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as our backing group we all sang Jerusalem; a fine ending to an era.
Kilby WI will surely continue to flourish in our new venue. Visitors are always most welcome.