I was able to go to the London meetings as my in-laws lived there and carefully timed my visits to them. Lillian Oppenheimer came to the next meeting at Rosalies and I remember that Eric Kenneway and I were invited to stay for dinner as we were staying in London and had no trains to catch. Folding continued and at one point Lillian slapped my hand! I saw that Eric had mistaken the corner to fold and was just going to point out the correct one but Lillian thought I was going to fold it for him. The first good lesson I learnt in teaching. Never pick up your student’s model and do it for them.
Further meetings were held in a café for just one afternoon a year – but they are recorded elsewhere on David Lister’s lists. I do remember one occasion when I was folding a model of Neal Elias’s from memory to give to Iris Walker when Robert Harbin saw what I was doing and asked for it when I finished as he was having to leave to go to do a show. Iris got the one I folded next which was better.