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A Calendar Girl's Story

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Morley Town Hall

68 Queen Street

Morley

LS27 9DY

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Join Tricia Stewart, the original calendar girl tell her poignant story, accompanied by afternoon tea served by the ladies of Rhubarb and Custard Morley WI.

In February 1998 John Baker, husband of Angela – Tricia’s friend and fellow WI member – was diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

A few years earlier Tricia had thought it would be really amusing to do an alternative version of the traditional WI calendar, which usually featured pictures of hills, sheep and village greens, featuring the crafts of WI, but in the nude. It was a joke for all that time, until touched by the serious illness of a friend; Tricia wanted to raise money for research into blood-related cancers.

John knew about the calendar and thought it was a very amusing idea, but said they would never do it. When John died from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in July 1998, Tricia determined to go ahead with the calendar in memory of John and to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lympoma Research.

Eleven women aged between 45 and 65 were involved in the calendar. There was no difficulties recruiting models because they were all friends of John and Angela’s. The photographs were taken by Terry Logan, a famous local artist.

The Alternative WI Calendar was launched in April 1999. Tricia’s name and number went out with the press releases and she was on three phones for weeks! For Tricia, the calendar was like running another business; using the skills she had learnt from running the office of her own company.

Hear Tricia talk about the world wide phenomenon and her story of the calendar from April 1999, including the Hollywood movie, the stage show and culminating in the launch of the new West End musical ‘The Girls’ in 2017.

Tricia's talk will be followed by afternoon tea served by Rhubarb and Custard Morley WI in the opulent surroundings of Morley Town Hall.


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