INNER WHEEL: The February meeting was held at the Railway Inn, Defford, and after the meal, members were treated to the history of Anstey Cheese by Colin Anstey, learning how to go about making cheese and then finding a market in which to sell it.

A seat has recently been placed in St Andrew's Gardens dedicated to the late Monica Hampton, a founder member. Her husband Richard attended the dedication.

The fund-raising was split into two; £150 was raised on behalf of St Richard's Hospital when a charity lunch was held at the home of president Jacqui Cravos. On Friday, February 11, fund- raising was for the tsunami victims when Pat Stone opened her home in Lower Moor for the day. It raised £600.

ARTS THEATRE CLUB: The first meeting of 2005 of Pershore Arts Theatre Club was held on February 18 when Tony Davis gave an illustrated talk on Shakespeare on Film covering 70 years of film making and comparing different interpretations of Shakespearean plays on film.

Outings have been arranged to Malvern Theatre on March 12 to see the ballet The Sleeping Beauty and to the Swan Theatre, Worcester, on May 17 to see A Russian Spectacular.

The next meeting will be on Friday, March 18, in the Courtyard Room at Number 8 Arts and Community Centre, at 7.30pm when Mrs J Daniels will talk about her recently-published book, Pershore People. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome and should contact Dot Chapman on 01386 552989 about future events.