Marina (E) Townswomen’s Guild

GUY Fawkes and Folklore were on the menu at Marina (E) Townswomen’s Guild.

We invited friends and other Guild members to join in the fun with us. Our members brought food to share and enjoyed a glass of ‘Marina punch’ made by one of our members (it contains hibiscus tea as well as the naughty stuff).

As indoor fireworks were not on the menu, our quiz ignited the evening with members discussing the answers and many learning facts they had not previously known about Guy Fawkes. For example, although the general opinion is that Mr Fawkes was executed, he did, in fact, jump from the scaffold and broke his neck to ensure he was dead before he was drawn and quartered as was customary in those times.

The folklore which covers almost every day in November included All Saints Day on November 1, swiftly followed by All Souls Day on November 2 and there was a recipe for Soul Cakes for the members to try.

November 4 is Mischief Day – usually involving ‘misplacing things’ and St Cecilia’s Day falls on November 2. She is believed to have been a Roman maiden martyred in the 2nd or 3rd century. Her story is told in the Second Nun’s Tale in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

There is no meeting in December as we have our Christmas Dinner at Cooden Golf Club. However, if you are interested in seeing what a typical Marina evening is like, why not join us as a visitor (there is a £1 entry fee) for our Rapid Auction followed by a talk from the Air Ambulance Service on Wednesday, January 23 2013 from 7.30pm-9.30pm?

The meetings will take place at the Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill, on the fourth Wednesday of every month and Marina TG is hoping to attract more members in its second year and invites all women of all ages. Why not come along and see for yourself? You can just turn up or contact Sheila Dyke on 01424 736437.