Lutterworth Speakers returned after their summer break refreshed and ready to go, with new President Margaret Baldwin in the chair.

Charles Ray launched our new season, and our new venue, with a speech entitled ‘Why petrol is too cheap’  – not a sentiment everyone was prepared to agree with, but he delivered a serious message of how we humans are polluting our planet, at a possible cost to our own future, firmly and convincingly.

A lighter topics session followed with Maggie Barlow declaring that club members had beaten her over the summer to purchasing various items advertised in the Swift Flash – and inviting them to describe those purchases.  A preformed pond, a mountain of hay, and a mobility scooter tested our members’ imaginations. Animals also featured strongly, with Edward Taylor buying a horse, Eileen Fox a toy chocolate cockapoo puppy, and Charles Ray four kittens.  A darker side emerged to these purchases as most of them were destined for the pot, with the kittens particularly to be barbecued on a spit (Charles showing us his lighter side).

Our new venue is the Indian Lounge, Weston Court, George Street, Lutterworth, next to the car park.  Meetings are 7.30 to 9.30 and visitors are always welcome. Why not drop in and see us in action? Or for more information ring Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774 or visit our website