This event is being arranged by 8 local WI Groups in our area. “An Audience with Henry VIII” the most incredible king in English History will be brought to life taking us through his reign and wives!
£3 on the door which includes refreshments. There will also be a raffle.
Offords WI have invited us to their Centenary Year Open Meeting when their speaker will be Lucy Lewis who will tell us about life as bomb disposal officer. Entrance fee is £5 which includes refreshments and raffle. There will also be a produce, craft and cake stall.
Yelling & District WI will be having their annual Garden Party at Bridle End, Yelling on Wednesday 17th July. Parking is available at the top of Bridle End on the left hand side. The theme this year is Mama Mia. They will be having a raffle, tombola, plants, children’s toys, books, ladies nearly new quality clothing, a quiz and more.
We have been invited to take part in the Hillings Residential Home Summer Fair and to have a stall there. A baker will be there with cakes and bakes so we will be having a bottle tombola instead. They are asking for a small donation and the rest of the money raised can go to our chosen charities this year.
Please ladies have a sort out of your cupboards and see if you have any bottles or jars of, for example, pasta sauce, pickles, unwanted wine/beer/alcohol, sweets or anything else in a bottle or jar! Also please sign up if you can help on the day.
“Jordans Mill, a food heritage attraction situated on the banks of the River Ivel in Biggleswade.
Come and take a guided tour of the historic Victorian Mill and admire the ingenious milling machinery while our tour guides take you on a fascinating journey through time.
Explore our beautiful Mill gardens with their crops of cereals, fruits and vegetables growing alongside ornamental flowers and plants (which can all be grown at home), and enjoy the wildlife and tranquillity of our meadow and woodland. Then relax in the Riverside Café where you can enjoy freshly prepared food and drink overlooking the stunning views of the River Ivel.
Pick up Jordans cereals and essential baking ingredients from our Mill store and take part in various craft events that take place throughout the year. Jordans Mill, if you are looking for things to do with your family in Bedfordshire, great days out start with us!”
The tour is £5 and you can then have refreshments in their riverside café. Their cakes and scones are said to be excellent! And/or why not have a browse around their shop. Do sign up if you are interested and we can car share to make it easier to get there and back for everyone.
Leaflets with details of the Produce and Craft Show are available if you would like one. These have details of how to enter the various competitions. Judging will take place between 10.30am – 2.30pm and then the show will be open to the public from 3-6pm. Entries to be collected after 6pm.
We are planning to go and see the Downton Abbey film. We will have more information nearer the time as to the exact timing of the showings on Sunday 15th September but it will be in the afternoon. Tickets at Cineworld are currently Adult £11.20, Senior £9.20. Up to you if wish to purchase snacks or drinks from the cinema!
So if you fancy seeing the film but your other half doesn’t, or you don’t fancy seeing it on your own then why not come along!
Our Open Meeting this year will be on Thursday 19th September. The speaker will be Bob Harding who is a performance poet, humour-columnist and writer. He will be performing his one man show “Laughter in the Village”.
We are inviting other members of local WI Groups to join us that evening. Also if you would like to invite your husband, partner, family or friends to come along too then please do. Entrance fee for non-Love’s Farm Ladies WI member will be £5 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Please bring along a contribution to the buffet that evening. Savoury or sweet, home made or shop bought it doesn’t matter. We are grateful for any contributions.
One for the diary! This will be a fundraising event
Please, please, please volunteer to help on the day and/or bake for our cake stall.
Like last year we will have: Refreshments; Cake stall (of course!); Bottles/Jars tombola; Raffle; WI Hand made gifts and Christmas decorations stall; various craft and local business stalls; Christmas games and of course Father Christmas!
Please bring along any bottles/jars, unwanted gifts, bric a brac etc to any of our meetings.
SAVE THE DATE!! We will be booking a pub style Christmas Social Dinner in St Neots which we guess to be around the £25-£35 mark. We are thinking along the lines of the dinner we had in 2017 at the Coach House.
Of course most places haven’t even thought about a Christmas menu yet so we will keep our eyes open and come back with some suggestions for a venue later in the year. If anyone has any suggestions of where to book then please speak to a committee member.
If you would like to start saving towards the dinner then please see Lisa who will be starting a Christmas Club as we did last year. Any overpayment will of course be refunded. Deposits are non-refundable unless you can find someone else to take your place. The monies will have been paid direct to the restaurant and will not be refundable.
We will be booking some tickets for the pantomime in Stevenage for January next year. The theatre is next to the train station so it couldn’t be easier! As this is the last day of the panto the tickets are at a reduced rate of £18.00 each. In addition to that return train tickets from St Neots will be approximately £7.50. For those of you who would like to come along you might like to go early or even stay afterwards and go for a meal at one of the restaurants on the retail park next to the railway station at Stevenage.
More details to follow but if you are interested please sign up and join the Christmas Club to pay your £18.00 over the coming months.