The Day started on a Sunny train platform at Ongar Station, part of the Ongar and Epping Heritage railway. Over 40 members from Guilds around the County took a Steam Train through the countryside to North Weald. After refreshments it was all change onto a Diesel Train for a short trip up the line and back.
The transport changed to a Vintage Bus to take the party onto Ashlyns for lunch. This was enjoyed by all. The ladies then gathered in the courtyard for a surprise presentation.
The month before Stella had presented Valerie R with the outstanding Trefoil Brooch, for her dedicated service to County Trefoil. Now it was Stella’s turn. As a complete surprise Veronica Riches compiled members views on putting Stella forward for the Brooch and with the help of Wendy Henshaw and Margaret Fleetwood (region chair) The county President Avril Brampton was able to present Stella with her outstanding award. Stella was also given a voucher from the County Trefoil Guilds.
Stella said “The whole day was really special”