A walk from Marbury to the Anderson Boat Lift

After the success of our last walk to Daresbury we decided that we would do another socially distanced walk; but this time around Marbury Park. Not being put off by a little bit of rain we walked around the park before finding a suitable spot to get out our picnics and camping chairs for lunch. Luckily for us the rain had stopped by then. After lunch some of us continued walking along the canal to the Anderson Boat Lift where at the café coffee and ice creams were bought. On the canal we saw a number of narrow boats selling…

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Whitley WI Summer Picnic – August Meeting

Not exactly the picnic we had planned. We were going to be on the field outside Whitley Village Hall, but due to the wet weather we reverted to back-up plan B which was to have this event in the hall. So with masks on, thirty of us sitting six to a table, got to see and talk to each other as a WI for the first time since our March meeting. Following the WI COVID-19 guidelines, the tables and chairs were sanitised before and after our gathering and no singing of Jerusalem took place. Our chairman Chris welcomed us back…

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Craft group

This months craft club showed how talented our leader of the group is. Annette brought memorable pieces of her cross stitch work she had completed over the years. They were amazing and just two are pictured here which do not do her work justice. She is truly talented and eager to share tricks of the trade.Next month the group is being lead by one of our members. Jacky Graty is doing s felting work shop.The Cheshire show craft ideas were also discussed and Ann O’Brien is keen to hear from any of our members who like to contribute to this…

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Mamma Mia Evening

Greatdays are a travel company in Altrincham and following a most enjoyable afternoon at Gorton Monastery last year we decided to try another of their events. Last year it was an old time music hall afternoon , this year time it was a Mamma Mia evening. Before the entertainment began we were served with a 3 course meal and then the music began. Old time favourites soon got us all singing. A few of ladies were brave enough to dress as ABBA characters and then we had to start the dancing for the second half of the show. Whitley did…

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Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime at Theatre Clwyd

On Friday 17th January 2020 a party of 30 boarded a coach at Whitley Village Hall to take our annual trip to theatre Clwyd.  We include husbands, family friends on this event and it was good to have members of Dutton WI join us again this year too. Jack and the beanstalk was this year’s show and Dame Tegwen Trott was played by Phillip Harris.  His 13th performance at the theatre.  His costumes were amazing, and he changed on numerous occasions into dresses that were described as ‘bonkers’ by the local press. The cast of nine people were very talented;…

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Craft Group in 2020

Newsflash: The Craft group programme for Q1 2020 has been announced. Our next meeting is on the 15th January, when we shall be working on our own projects and talking about our programme for the year. The February meeting on the 19th Annette will be talking about her life with cross stitching from 5 years old at school on Binca fabric to the present day. March meeting on the 18th, Jackie is going to give us our our much wanted lesson on felting. Materials will be supplied. Regards Annette

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Christmas Party 2019

Chris Jones’ first year as President of Whitley WI was rounded off by a wonderful Christmas party. We had a delicious cold buffet which was provided by Rachael from Country Kitchen together with a range of drinks. After that we were entertained by Ray Owens with his music, singing and comedy. At the end of the evening we sang Auld Lang Syne and departed with a Secret Santa present.

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Whitley WI visit the Amazon Fulfilment Centre

Manchester Airport, October 7th 19 members gathered in the car park and were met by a group of Amazon staff. Security was very tight. Once inside the building, one of 20 in the UK, we assembled in an upstairs reception room where we were introduced to our guide and his team. We were each issued with a hi-viz waistcoat emblazoned with VISITOR and an individual intercom system. The intercom system was a very efficient way of each of us being able to hear what the guide was saying.  We set off into the working part of the enormous building the…

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