Women’s Institute February 2014 Update

The WI - Inspiring Women

Magic, Desert Islands & London Guides

December – Magic Marvo

December saw the Women’s Institute’s Christmas meeting.  The president, Susan Leng,   presented a voucher to Marie Louise Fuell who was the 2013 winner of our monthly competition, Hillary Nugent and Manya Barrow were runners up.

The evening continued with a supper provided by the members.   Magic Marvo, a magician, entertained with everyone puzzled  by his clever tricks. The grand raffle enabled everyone to receive a prize.

Later in the month member, Manya Barrow, invited the W I to her house for mulled wine and mince pies with entertainment and Christmas carols which everyone joined in. A convivial afternoon to end the W I year.

January  – Desert Island Discs

In January the vice-president,  Bea Girkin,  welcomed several new members and a guest.  There was no speaker so members brought C D’s to play for  ‘Desert Island Discs’ and talked about the reason for their choice. The competition was a luxury item to take to the Desert Island.  The winner was Mary Brent with her suggestion – a pillow.  Social Time was enjoyed by all with a team word game.

February – Blue Badge London Guide

The president was back in the chair and pleased to see so many new members.  Gary Egerton a blue badge London Guide made a welcome return visit with his talk on Strange and Unknown Facts about London.  Our social time was enjoyed by everyone with slides by the president showing all our varied activities during 2013.

We celebrated our 93rd Birthday Lunch at the Cricketers on 19th February.

The monthly coffee morning at the Treble Tile was well supported with 19 members in attendance.  Play reading afternoons are still flourishing.


Our Open Evening on 2nd April sees the return of Brian Carline, speaker, author and broadcaster.  His talk is entitled ‘An Amusing Account of Life in our Schools’.  Posters with more information will be put up around the village.

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