Pianists dream is dropped to become a butcher says speaker at a Wisbech club

Speaker gives a talk to Wisbech club on how she wanted to be a pianist but had to switch to a butche

Speaker gives a talk to Wisbech club on how she wanted to be a pianist but had to switch to a butcher during WW2 - Credit: Archant

Life as a female butcher during the Second World War was recalled by a speaker during a meeting of the NHS Retirement Fellowship Wisbech Branch.

Rosemary Wheeler told how her dream had been to be a pianist but when war broke out her brothers had to fight so she was left to help at home.

The work was hard and heavy, she said, and the shop remains in Lavenham Suffolk.

The February meeting was held at the Rosmini Centre and 31 members attended with 11 apologies, it was opened by the chairman and one new member, Marie Krauss.

This years outings will be to the Tramway Museum near Matlock on June 15 and to Cromer on September 7.


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The list for next years speakers is complete, members heard, and the chairman gave a report from the regional meeting and the southern liaison meeting.

The Fellowship welcomes new members and anyone who has worked in The NHS in any capacity may join.

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The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month in the Rosmini Centre Wisbech. If you are interested please call Jenny on 01945 860589.

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