October 2019 Meeting

‘Justice in the balance’ was the topic for our talk and presentation this month by a volunteer from the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.  Members heard how the courthouse had seen 3 centuries of justice and injustice, telling stories that have shaped our society; including being the scene of the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.  Shire Hall opened as a museum in 2018 following extensive building refurbishment funded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and West Dorset District Council.  The museum is now open 7 days a week to the public and has a café and an exhibition space. 

Our next meeting will be on 6th November at 10am in Watts Room, Herrison Hall when we will have a craft themed session.  We have a demonstrator coming along to show a technique of mounting fabric circles onto a polystyrene ring to make a Christmas wreath and there will also be an opportunity to make a felt hanging Christmas decoration for your tree.

Charlton Down WI currently have places available for new members.  We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except August).  If you would like to join us, why not come along to one of our meetings as a visitor – you would be very welcome.  Or, alternatively, email for further information:

Lesley Elins


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