Wednesday, 16 December 2015

December Meeting

Yesterday was our end of year Christmas Party. The food and mince pies were appreciated. After tea a local raconteur, Jean Ford, gave us a few Christmas thoughts followed by Jean Hazelhurst playing the piano for us to sing a few carols. It was a good afternoon!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Another Christmas Lunch!!

We had a second Christmas lunch today at the Wesley House. The entrance to the conservatory is beautifully decorated, lovely food choices, it was another festive meal..

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesday December 2nd

Our Christmas lunch at #5 North Street was delicious as usual. They certainly make us welcome and the little extras keep coming..soup, marmite toast squares, breads as well as an interesting and tasty meal. As they had closed the restaurant for us  we could all sit together, making it a chatty time.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A new President

A different meeting! We had our AM when we voted in our committee for 2016. From there we announced our President, Valerie Dean who is taking over from Doreen Nurden. A change at the top can be refreshing!

This was followed by a quiz.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November's Lunch at the Plaisterers

The Plaisterers never disappoints, the food was excellent as usual, hot and varied. Vegetables arrive, a good choice of seasonal veggies  cooked to perfection. A great meal out, and always lots of chatter and fun!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

October 20th Meeting

The speaker at the October's meeting was Steve Rowley. He spoke of the History of the Mummers and illustrated the talk at the end with a small play where some of our members took part. It was different and fun!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ladies who Lunch...

October's monthly Lunch was held at the Wesley Bistro.  The menu was varied as always and we all enjoyed the food and company.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A visit to the theatre..

Five of us met at the newly refurbished Bella Italia in Cheltenham to have lunch and then go the Everyman Theatre to see 'An Inspector Calls'. We were joined by 2 others at the theatre. It was a fun outing as we went in and out on the bus together making a 'Grand Day Out'.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

September Meeting,

The speaker at the September meeting was Rose Hewlett on 'The Great Severn Estuary Flood' Many members expected the talk to be on the more current floods..although the look at past floods was interesting. The talk was illustrated by a map, again photos would have helped..

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wednesday September 2nd

We go around the restaurants in Winchcombe each month, yesterday was a return to #5 North Street. The food is so varied and delicious with great service. It is a pleasure to return there and look forward to our next visit!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

August Lunch

Lady Jane does an excellent lunch on a Wednesday, and today was no exception. Fewer members than normal attended as it is summer but those who were there enjoyed the meal..

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

July's Meeting

The speaker at our monthly meeting today was Fionna Eadie with 3 very good and varied stories with unexpected endings. As usual we had tea and delicious cakes..

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Out to lunch again...

This month we were back at the Lion. They have improved the standards it seemed with much more variety and flavours. They are still willing to add fish and chips if any of our members wish that dish. Some of our new members have joined the group which is very good to see..

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Celebrating 100 years of the WI

Yesterday, instead of our normal meeting, many members of the Winchcombe WI attended a Garden Party at Highnam Park to celebrate 100 years of the WI. After a delicious lunch prepared for us by Westbury On Severn WI, [beautiful home cooking!]  we enjoyed a talk on Hubert Parry plus a rousing singing of Jerusalem in the beautiful Church. The day was perfect, with the sun shining on us, 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Lunch at The Corner Cupboard

The lunch group is growing, and today we enjoyed lunch at The Corner Cupboard. Four of our new members were with us, and we enjoyed their company and are pleased they have joined our WI

The food as ever was varied and hot, the service is as always a little slow, but we did appreciate the freshly cooked meals.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

May's Monthly Meeting

This month is resolutions and the assessment of need in long term care was discussed.
After yet another delicious tea we were given a talk on Denman College, to quote from the website, Denman College is

 "Set in the picturesque village of Marcham, in Oxfordshire, the Georgian mansion and seventeen acres of grounds provide the pitch perfect atmosphere for learning".

We were encouraged to go to Denman to take a course and enjoy the College, owned by the WI.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Snow White on Ice

8 members from Winchcombe WI took the bus into Cheltenham for an afternoon out. [Sadly our 94 year old member missed the bus..] First lunch at Jamie's where we found the food was interesting with a varied menu. We were joined by a member living in Cheltenham, then round the corner to the Everyman. The show was a delight, targeted at both children and adults. Wonderful skating on such a small stage.
It was finished in time for a stroll back to Royal Well for the bus back to Winchcombe. A successful day out!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

May's Lunch

We had an excellent meal again at The Plaisterers. The food is varied and plentiful, and extra vegetables are served. They are reputed to make the best chips in Winchcombe! It was lovely to have the fire on as the day was cold and windy..

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

April's Monthly Meeting

The speaker this month was Karen Van Hof. She had brought many interesting articles she had made..a knitted necklace, a hat and a tiara. The  members enjoyed the talk very much and seeing the jewellry.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April 1st! 2015 lunch

It was the turn of the Wesley House Bistro again..the restaurants are welcoming us and they realise we are getting round probably twice a year.

The food was lovely as ever, the group still larger than it was with 14 of us attending, lots of conversations and goodwill..

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

March Meeting

Our numbers are growing as more new members attend our meetings..excellent news!

This month Sallie Dearnley [AKA Sarah as she explained to us], told us how it was to be a volunteer at the the 2012 London Olympics. She was listed as a games maker, but she was a driver for dignitaries and spent most of the time in her car..

We also celebrated Audrey's 94th birthday with a splendid array of cakes provided by Alice and Jenny

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

March lunch

The monthly lunch is a popular event with a potential of half the WI members interested. The main bonus is we are supporting the restaurants round Winchcombe while enabling those who can't drive the chance to join in.

So this month saw us back at Lady Jane's Tearooms. Nicky cooks a really good value meal, hot and tasty.There is a main, and pud, juice and tea/coffee for under £ doesn't get much better than that! We are glad, for us, that it is business as usual for now!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

February's Monthly Meeting

The speaker today was Richard Burton on 'Life at Barrington Hall' It was made more interesting as he was the son of the head gardener living in a cottage on the estate. He had slides to illustrate the talk.

We also had a birthday celebration for Nancie who will be 94 on Friday! There were a lot of delicious cakes..

We had another new member plus 2 visitors and we were almost a full house!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A new experience

This month we decided to try No.5 North Street for our monthly lunch. We were enchanted with it all. After we had ordered little tasty bits were served to keep us interested. Marmite and cheddar on a interesting base, a little pot of soup, a little mackerel hors d'oeuvre  and different breads.

The main course arrived looking like art on a plate! There were 2 choices and most of us opted for the cod, superbly cooked..well the chef does have a Michelin Star..with a sample of several veggies and well seasoned spaghetti.
The desserts were also different with wonderful ice creams.

We were well looked after and made very welcome, all in all a great experience and a new restaurant for our list!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January Meeting 2015

The first meeting of the year was well attended, plus we had 2 new members who had checked us out on the website!

The speakers were Diana Humphrey and Fred Ward on the History of Mr. Punch. A fun, light-hearted talk which we all enjoyed.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Lunch Group

As we go around the eating establishments of Winchcombe we try many interesting meals. This month it was the turn of The Lion. The menu is long and varied with delicious options to chose from, a good place to start 2015! We enjoy getting together and seeing our friends again..