By Margaret:  It was a musical morning for Glossopdale Womens’ Institute at their last meeting on a rainy November morning.  The Bus Pass Band consists of up to forty elderly members, nine of whom came to the Institute meeting to play their ukuleles and strongly encourage audience participation.  Old familiar songs,  such as Woody Guthrie’s Your Land is my Land, You are My Sunshine, Enjoy Yourself and Yes Sir, That’s my Baby soon got Members’ feet tapping and voices joining in, especially with the choruses.   A few spare ukuleles were handed round, a simple chord explained and demonstrated and the Glossopdale ladies were soon participating in the next tune and one Member needed little persuasion to join in a dance.  We were told of the Band’s origins as a more enjoyable alternative to modern disco music and the inspiration provided by George Formby, even though his instrument was slightly different, a cross between a ukulele and a banjo.  All in all a thoroughly lively and enjoyable morning was had by everyone, including, it was thought, the band members themselves.

The next meeting in December will be a social get together of Members before a Christmas lunch at the Golf Club.   The next regular meeting will be in 2016!  That will be at 9.30 on Wednesday 20th January at the Labour Club, when all ladies are welcome to join us.  Make a new venture one of your New Year Resolutions and come along and give Glossopdale WI a try!