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Wickhambrook Womens Institute Reports

September & October 2003

Autumn is again a busy time for the W.I. September we welcomed back Molfrey French-Owen whose talk 'How the W.I. spiced up my life' was full of humour and advice. She had built up a thriving business after first selling a few bottles of ginger wine made from a family recipe at the W.I. Markets. She now tours the country for several months of the year selling all sorts of home made ginger products. An outing was arranged to see 'Calendar Girls' and the group meeting was also this month at Horringer. The speaker, Professor Michael Slinn, gave a dramatic account of the life of Van Gogh. He had visited the places which the artist had painted and compared his slides with the paintings, all still very much the same. A very entertaining evening. Val Orange, one of our members, again organised a record breaking Coffee Morning in aid of the MacMillan Nurses in the W.I. Hall.

The Autumn Council meeting was held in the Corn Exchange , Bury St. Edmunds in early October. This is when delegates and visitors from all the institutes of the Suffolk West Federation meet to hear about National and County events and shields and certificates are presented. The speaker, Zena Skinner, was one of the first T.V. cooks (she started in 1959) Black and white, live broadcasts, mikes hidden in cabbages - nothing had to go wrong, but of course something always did! Ray Upson made a welcome return with his beautiful slides of flowers and butterflies to the October meeting.

The Walking Club now meets every Wednesday, some weeks the walkers have lunch in local pubs. Check the board for information. The Reading Group meet every month. Last month's theme was to compare childhood favourite books with modern writing for children. Quite a difference! There have been complaints about excessive noise from the Hall on some evenings. It would help the committee to have these written down, giving times and dates, so action can be taken. On advice from the Environmental Officer of Health, band practices will end at 8pm.

Future Events

11th November - The Annual Meeting when a new committee is elected. Doreen Whitelock is the speaker, subject, 'China'

13th November - Meal at the West Suffolk College - A Taste of Provence

15th November - Christmas Fair in the W.I. Hall at 2pm Cakes, Tombola, Crafts and a handmade quilt to be won

9th December - Christmas Party

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W.I. Wickhambrook

13th February

The next W.I. meeting is 'The Importance of Being Trivial' with Mark Mason. Our meetings are held at 7.30pm in the WI Hall and all ladies from the village and district will be made very welcome. Just turn up at the WI Hall if you would like to join in. Information is always available from Hilary (01440 821713) or Veronica (01440 820791) for all our activities.

W.I. Tea Party W.I. Tea Party

The next W.I. Tea Party will be on the 16th February. All Welcome.  Come and join us from 2pm till 4pm for Tea, Coffee and Cake £1.50.  All profits to a local charity or group and for our Denman Bursary.

W.I. Christmas Fayre

W.I. Xmas Fair
Saturday 18th November 2017

From 2pm at the W.I. Hall. Get your Xmas gifts, Hamper Raffle, Home Baking Stall. Refreshments will be available. Free admission and all are very welcome.

Ladies, now is the time to join your local W.I.!

We have 41 very friendly members and our new programme runs from January to December and has something for all. Please do feel free to come along to any of our meetings, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm and have a free taster of what we get up to. You can come twice as a visitor before deciding to join us. Hope to see you soon

We now have two Walking Groups for those of you who feel the need for regular exercise and lots of chat! Wednesdays at 10am for the longer distances, and on Thursdays at 10am for a gentler programme. Just turn up at the WI Hall if you would like to join in.

Information is always available from Hilary (01440 821793) or Veronica (01440 820791) for all our activities.

Dorothy Anderson is awarded a Diamond Champion - read more here

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New Members are VERY WELCOME

Meetings vary but are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

Committee meetings are on the first Tuesday and are held in committee members' homes or in the hall.

The Committee, which is elected each November, is responsible for arranging meetings, outings and social events which are planned to be as varied and enjoyable as possible.

President Hilary Bradfield
01440 821713
Secretary Veronica Wiseman
01440 820791
Booking Officer Jackie Fieldsend
01440 820108
Caretaker Mrs Shelley Prigg
For keys please call 01440 820108
01440 820376

One meeting a year is run by members.

Notices advertising speakers, etc. are displayed at various points in the village and on the hall notice board.

Our Location : CB8 8XR

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