Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas at the WI

Yesterday was our Christmas Party. It all looked quite festive with bright table cloths, Christmas cake and shortbreads.
After tea we had the history of Punch and Judy followed by a short show..

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Lunch 2016

Yesterday we met for our Christmas lunch at #5 North Street. The food there is varied and different with little extra dishes appearing to keep our interest while we wait for our meal to be freshly cooked. Always an interesting experience.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Annual Meeting 2016

Yesterday was the Annual Meeting . The committee were voted in for another year with Valerie remaining as President. After tea we had several quizzes for our enjoyment and entertainment...

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saturday November 5th

Lunch and the theatre, a great way to spend a cold Saturday in November. Two of us enjoyed lunch at Jamies in Cheltenham, then we were joined by 3 others to go to the Everyman to see J.B. Priestleys' play 'When we were Married'. 
It was a lot of fun, and we all enjoyed it enormously. Back to Winchcombe on the bus!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Novembers Lunch

Lunch yesterday was at The Plaisterers Arms.With less numbers we enjoyed all sitting on one table, that way we could gossip with everyone...The food was different today with lovely choices..
A busy month with the theatre on Saturday and book club next week..

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tuesday October 18th meeting

The speaker at yesterdays meeting was Eugene Schellenberg talking on the 'The Ifakara Bakery Project'. We were transported to Tanzania and the development of a local bakery..'Ifakara Bakery Project & Free Bread Funds - Tanzania'. It was a delightful talk, followed by tea and delicious cakes!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

WI Book Group

We had our book club get together last Tuesday when the book discussed was 'The Women Destroyed' by Simone de Beauvoir. The next meeting will be on Tuesday November 8th and the book chosen is 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins..

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Octobers Lunch get together

We met for lunch on Wednesday 5th October, this month was the turn of the Wesley House. Although we were in the Bistro we had the restaurant menu which seemed to work out for everyone.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Septembers Monthly Meeting

The meeting on Tuesday 20th September was very well attended, we had a short meeting with more time for tea and cakes..then the talk, John Greene on the 'Gloucester Film Makers'. It was a fascinating tour of the world, Winchcombe/ Jerusalem, Canada, USA, Italy, Africa etc. We had to leave it there but could have gone on for more...

Thursday, 8 September 2016

September's lunch

We met yesterday at the Lady Jane Tearooms for our monthly lunch. The food is always good and plentiful with several menu choices.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Lunch at the Lion

It is remarkable to see how the chatter dies down when the food arrives! The Lion has new management but they managed to serve all 17 of us successfully. The menu choices were a little different, a change is a good thing!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Lunch and the Theatre

Seven of us met on the bus into Cheltenham for an afternoon out, lunch and the theatre. Lunch at Jamie's in Cheltenham first, it is noisy, but the food is good. Then just around the corner to the Everyman Theatre where we had front row circle seats to see 'The Sound of Music'. It was very well done and enjoyable with a standing ovation at the end. The timing fitted well as the bus back to Winchcombe was right there to return home..

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tuesday July 19th

The speaker yesterday, Matthew Gacek, was very amusing with anecdotes of his time as a Butler in a Castle in Cornwall. As a retired teacher he was articulate and audible! The cakes were excellent too!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Book Club

The Book Club met on Tuesday when we discussed the book, 'Saturday', by Ian McEwan. The next meeting will be in September and the book chosen is 'The Women Destroyed' by Simone de Beauvoir.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wednesday July 6th..lunch

We go around the restaurants and pubs for our monthly lunch out...and this month we met at the Corner Cupboard. The food is always good there, and the chatting only slowed when our food arrived!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Mystery Tour and a cream tea!

The Mystery Tour was excellent. The coach ride was all round the Cotswold villages, some we know, others were new to us..
Then we ended the tour in Moreton-in-Marsh where we had a delicious tea prepared by the local WI, and yes there were scones and cream as well as sandwiches and cakes.
A great day out!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wednesday June 1st WI Lunch

It is hard to believe it is June with this awful weather. We had hoped to have lunch in the garden at The Plaisterers, alas we had to be inside. The food was very good as usual, with an extra veg plate to taste. Eton Mess was a popular choice for dessert!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Meeting on May 17th

The 'Resolutions' meeting is always different, no speaker but NFWI resolutions to vote on..there were 2, plus a number of ACWW resolutions to make it a full afternoon.
Another birthday cake for Dorothy who was 90, plus more delicious cakes, followed by a short quiz..

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

WI Book Group

We met yesterday to discuss our chosen book..'Lives of Women' by Christine Dwyer Hickey.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday June 7th at 2.30pm to talk about 'The Book Thief' by Marcus Zusak.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

May lunch at #5 North Street

The lunch at #5 yesterday was everything we would wish. Lots of different courses with add on things to taste, little soups/Marmite toasts and newly baked breads, lovely treats. The menu choices were varied and delicious, so we all enjoyed the friends and food..

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A visit to the past

The meeting yesterday was well attended, the business part was short leaving us more time for tea and chat! Lovely cakes, then a talk with slides by John Dixon, 'How did you obtain your first pair of nylons'.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

WI Book Group

The second meeting of the new Book Group was held yesterday, but it was the first time we had discussed a book..'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee.
We also decided there had to be a limit on numbers attending as it could get unwieldy with too many.
The next meeting will be on May 10th at 2.30pm. The book to read and discuss is 'Lives of Women' by Christine D Hickey

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A day out..

Yesterday 16 of us went by minibus to Denman College for a visit, tour and lunch..and let's not forget the cream tea..
Despite the rain it was an interesting visit. We had plenty of time to see the bedrooms that are available as well as the sitting and dining rooms. On a fine day it would have been interesting to see the gardens, they looked lovely from the windows.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Aprils lunch

We all enjoyed being back at Wesley House for lunch yesterday. The conservatory is nice and light with great views over a part of Winchcombe not normally seen. And as always lots of laughter and chatter.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

High Street stories

The WI meeting today was relaxed and friendly. We had 2 new members who helped us celebrate Audrey's 95th birthday as well as Dorothy's 90th! The speaker, Philip Wilkinson, spoke on High Street Histories, well illustrated with slides of shop fronts in days gone by plus 3 dynastic families.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Book Group

We had our first book group gathering, and decided the first book for all of us to read will be 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. Lets see how we all get on!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

March Lunch

Lunch today was at Lady Jane's tearooms. We took almost all the tables as it is such a popular venue. There were great choices, all served nice and hot with lots of veggies to enjoy. Dessert was included in the price which is a modest £9.50..

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February's Monthly Meeting

This month we celebrated Nancie's 95th birthday [on the 20th Feb] with a cake and a rendition of Happy Birthday! 
The speaker was Gemma from the John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury. She gave us an insight into life in Tudor Britain, and illustrated her talk with various artefacts to pass around.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Lunch at the Lion

This month 18 of us went to the Lion for lunch. It is under new management, with a completely new menu...pizza or fish and chips! The service was excellent, the fish and chips nicely cooked and hot. Then a surprise, a complimentary pudding..sticky toffee pudding! From the buzz of conversation, we obviously were having a good time!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Lunch, theatre and a bus tour!

Eight of us had tickets for the Everyman to see '39 Steps'. We went into Cheltenham on the bus and hurried round the corner to Jamies for lunch. We had to eat quickly as we only had a short time till we went round the corner to the theatre. The play was not quite as we expected, but it was a lot of fun and very well acted. We got the cross country bus back to Winchcombe and enjoyed the tour of local villages before arriving home.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The first meeting of 2016..

It was a fun afternoon, with John and Hugh...'The Once Young Duo'...they sang and played songs from the past with much enthusiasm and gusto.
We had 2 visitors, a new committee and a great attendance, boding well for 2016!

Friday, 15 January 2016

The next meeting!

Our next meeting is Tuesday January 19th at 2.30 pm in the Winchcombe Methodist Church Hall.
This is a great time to join our WI, so all visitors, do come to visit us! You are all very welcome.
For further info email enquiries.winchcombewi@yahoo.co.uk
The website will be updated after the February meeting.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The first WI lunch of 2016

The first get together of 2016 was lunch today at The Corner Cupboard. It was good to see so many of us out on a bleak January day to enjoy the food and company. It seemed a long time since Christmas!