September 2015

Our September lunch at the Golden Ball in Boxworth was as enjoyable as ever and the October lunch is due to be held at The Grand Piano cafe in Godmanchester. As attendance at our monthly lunch outings is limited to those members who are available during the daytime, which usually precludes those who are working or who have daytime caring responsibilities, we are planning a dining out evening so that others have the opportunity to join in what is always a most pleasant event.

The monthly meeting on 16th September coincided with the actual Centenary anniversary of the formation of the first UK W.I. so we took full advantage of the excuse to lay on our own celebrations. The hall was decorated with bunting, the usual rows of seating were replaced by groups of tables and chairs………….

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W.I. memorabilia (scrap books, handicrafts etc) were on display ………………


………….and the business part of the meeting was minimised to leave plenty of time for socialising. Following a relaxing interval with bubbles and a celebration cake, accompanied by the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ ………..







………….several members entertained us with short talks featuring interesting and quirky events in their own lives from the past 100 (well, somewhat less than 100!) years.

A Bring-and-Buy sale of homemade items raised welcome funds……..



……………and the meeting ended with a celebration raffle.

On the 25th of September Lyn hosted an afternoon tea at her home in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief which raised over £190.00 for the charity. The array of homemade cakes that had been prepared by her and her sister were quite superb – thank you Lyn and family for all your hard work, it was certainly worth it!

The ‘Lyrical Voices’ of our choir have been rehearsing hard for The Festival of Choirs that they are hosting in the Village Hall on 4th October, so if you are interested in joining them (no audition necessary) please just come along or find out more by visiting the choir section on our website or by emailing

The invited Speaker at our monthly meeting on 21st October is Ann James who will be talking about The Lady Juliana, the first convict ship transporting women to Australia in 1789, while the meeting on 18th November will feature the somewhat unglamorous but useful topic of Waste Management and Recycling

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