Womens Institute


REVIEW: The September meeting was a harvest supper with a talk by herbalist, Hannah Sylvester. Various tea infusions were tried and other lotions and potions were available to purchase and advice given.

Singer Kelly May entertained us at the October meeting with a good mix of toe tapping songs.

In November the speaker was Graham Keel with his amusing talk about the battle of the sexes entitled 50 shades of Graham. Jane’s stall was also trading and items could be bought in time for Christmas.

The Faith Supper was a social evening with quizzes, games, nice food, a free raffle and Santa’s present exchange. It was a perfect evening to get us in the right mood for the big day.

The Christmas coffee morning at Janet Sampson’s was time for a chat and the stall and raffle raised £100 for funds. Many thanks to Janet and Bill for their hospitality.

Lunch clubs were to The Eyre Arms, The Sun Inn and The Queens (Christmas lunch).

Members had the opportunity to make a rag wreath at County House, Newark.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15TH 2020 AT 7.30PM: The speaker will be Harry Foxley on the history of the Majestic Theatre. The competition is for a theatre programme and the hostesses are J Taylor, G Naguar and J Mather. This is the time to pay the annual subscription of £43, please put your money or cheque in a named envelope and hand it to Bernadette.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 2020 AT 7.30PM: The speaker will be Rick Berry on the subject of Roman Medicine. The competition is for a pill box and the hostesses are J Sampson, E Littlewood and J Tuddenham. The WI will celebrate its 56th birthday.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH 2020 AT 7.30PM: This will be our Annual Meeting and there will be a short talk on mental health given by Bernadette plus a fun quiz. The hostesses are P Pepperell, M Cooke and J Strickland. No competition at this meeting.

FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB DATES— January 10th, February 14th and March 13th.

We meet at South Leverton Memorial Hall and visitors are always welcome (£5). For more information please contact the secretary, Dorothy, on 01427 884468 or trainloadcoal@gmail.com

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