Liars, thieves and womanisers!

by | 28 February 2023 | Gainsborough, Social Group, WI

When young Len Priestley wanted to leave the family business and become a lorry driver, his father was aghast. “They’re all liars, thieves and womanisers!” he bellowed.

That didn’t stop the ambitious Len from going for an interview and road test. A few kangaroo hops later, the job was his. He wore his blue uniform with pride as he pointed his peaked cap towards the adventures of the open road.

Many funny stories were collected along the way and now turned professional speaker, Len delighted his audience at Lea Women’s Institute.

Slavery in the Modern Society

On Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm, the topic takes a more serious turn as the guest speaker will be tackling the sordid world of human trafficking. Exploitation is happening under our noses, of which we need to be aware.

And you can help. The Women’s Institute is asking for your donations. Many of the young women and girls who are rescued are found wearing little more than rags. They need proper clothing to keep them warm and to restore their faith in their fellow man. If you can donate anything that might help, please take it along to any of the meetings.

The Women’s Institute also collects the following items for recycling and other good causes: empty tablet blister packs, used postage stamps, empty foil crisp packets and hand / bath towels.

On Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm, there will be a social evening.

It all happens at Lea Village Hall, DN21 5JA where you will be welcomed with open arms. Contact Jackie Summers on 01427 615382 or email