At our August meeting on the 4th, Nicola Mendelssohn came and gave us lots of information about British Sign Language. It was first documented in 1576 as being used at the marriage ceremony of Thomas Tilsye and Ursula Russel. 200 years later a Roman Catholic priest used signing to help people in the slums of Paris. In 1650 the first school was opened for the deaf and there are now a total of 21.
We all learnt the alphabet using signs and then practice, much more practice will be necessary!
The next meeting will be on Thursday 1st September. Becky Law is coming to put us through our fitness regime after lazing around all summer! No lycra necessary!!
If anyone needs any information on our W.I., please contact Ruth Isaacs on 01403 785402.
Sue Nicholls 01403 700827