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.





REVIEW : In August some of us went to The Chocolate Kitchen in Retford for a fun hour making truffles and chocolate bars. We left the shop with our lovely goodies and then headed to J & M’s for a fish and chip tea.

The September meeting was our harvest auction and supper of jacket potatoes and a variety of fillings. Jane Hodgson was the auctioneer and funds were raised for our WI.

At the October meeting, Sue Floyd, a Ranskill WI member, gave a very interesting talk on the history of M & S.

In November, flower arranger Pauline Berry demonstrated Flowers for Christmas which gave us some ideas for our own displays. Pauline kindly donated an arrangement for our raffle and we also had a craft stall.

The Christmas coffee morning at Janet Sampson’s was a relaxing time for chatting and there was also a sales stall, quiz and raffle to raise funds for our WI.

County events that members attended were a harvest lunch and talk on Chelsea flower show, a murder mystery evening and a cheese and wine event.

Lunch clubs were to The Dovecote at Laxton, The Eyre Arms at Rampton and The Pilgrim Fathers at Scrooby.


FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER— The Christmas lunch

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER at the earlier time of 7pm— The Faith Supper with speaker Tony Barber on the Social History of the St Leger. Hostesses are Mesdames Kennedy, Sampson and Smith and the competition is for a model horse.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY AT 7.30PM— Peter Jones with a talk entitled Penguins to Polar Bears. Hostesses are Mesdames Pepperell, Coultate and Needham and the competition is for o motto for the programme.

WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM (54th birthday) —- Peter Rudd presents Everybody Loves Music. Hostesses are Mesdames Brook, Baker and Woolnough and the competition is for a vinyl record.

WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH AT 7.30PM—- This is the annual meeting and beetle drive. Hostesses are Mesdames Vessey, Allen and Tuddenham.


January 12th / February 16th / March 16th

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