Womens Institute


The WI meets at The Memorial Institute Hall, South Leverton at 7.30pm, on the third Wednesday of the month. We currently have 28 members with ages ranging from 50 to 90 but we are all young at heart.


The June meeting was an afternoon outing to The Japanese Gardens at North Clifton. We had a leisurely stroll in the garden and then enjoyed our tea and scones in the sunshine.
On a hot Saturday afternoon in July, our strawberry tea took place at the home of Mr and Mrs Sampson from Laneham. We had time to chat, browse the sales table, do games and a quiz and of course enjoy our strawberry tea.

The July meeting was a chance to learn about The Pilgrim Fathers and the planned events for the celebration of the 400 year anniversary. Dr Anna Scott was very knowledgeable on the subject and gave a fascinating talk.

In August we didn’t have a meeting but instead we visited the Holocaust Centre at Laxton. We had an excellent guide (David) a lovely fresh lunch and enjoyed the exhibition entitled The Journey. We were lucky to hear a survivor called Joan Slater who talked to us about her experiences.

Some of us attended county events including the county quiz, literary lunch and Lord Byron tour. There was also the chance to learn about colour dressing at a meeting of The Mayflower WI.

Lunches were enjoyed at The Eyre Arms and Torworth Grange.


WEDNESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER: EARLIER START of 7PM (NO AUCTION) Owling mad with Annette Mackenzie + a harvest supper of lasagne and salad. Hostesses are J Mather, S Baker, D Brook and the competition is for an owl coaster.

WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER: Chair yoga with Kay Hudson. Hostesses are J Taylor, J Strickland, D Christie and the competition is for a pretty scarf.

WEDNESDAY 21st NOVEMBER: A Medieval Christmas with Sam Glasswell. Hostesses are J Tuddenham, K Harwood, M Smith and the competition is for a Christmas tree ornament.

FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER: A Christmas Lunch. Venue to be decided.

WEDNESDAY 19th DECEMBER: EARLIER START of 7PM. Social evening and faith supper. The competition is for a table centre.

LUNCH CLUBS— FRIDAYS— September 14th / October 12th / November 16th / January 11th.

Visitors are very welcome (£5). Please ring Heather Cree for information (01777 248943).

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