U3A enjoys talk from Lincolnshire storyteller


Lincolnshire storyteller Keith Butters was the guest speaker at the January meeting of Skegness U3A.

Mr Butters explained that he is a member of the Society for Storytelling, which aims to promote oral storytelling for all ages.

Mr Butters said this was why he visits schools and clubs and organisations.

He recounted several stories including a traditional one from Wales.

The moral of one of the stories was ‘be careful of what you wish for’ as it may come true.

Mr Butters is also a member of Far Weltered, a group which seeks to promote the Lincolnshire dialect, and he concluded by reading one of Tennyson’s famous dialect poems. He was thanked by Michael Clark.

During the business session, chaired by Ann Bliss deputising for the Chairman Norman Barker, a minute’s silence was observed for three members who died recently - Maureen Mier, John Shaw and Frank Mott.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 9.30am at the Storehouse in Skegness.

The guest speaker will be Bernard Bale with a talk entitled ‘Hot off the Press’.