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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Member’s night meeting – 3rd October

This year’s member’s evening had a very “woolly” theme. Our speaker Rosie Lee, the “Reluctant Shepherdess”, gave us a wonderfully energetic and humorous talk. Many years ago her parents had bought a dairy farm which, after her dad died, had been tenanted out. When the tenants left, her mother challenged her to do something with the farm, and so her sheep farming adventure began; so different from her former banking career. This involved a four year agricultural degree course in Countryside Management at Reaseheath College and the purchase of 20 shearling Shropshire sheep plus one ram. A good ram, she…

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Whitley WI Bowls Shield competition

Judy won the Adelaide Hough Bowls Shield Competition this year.  19 of our WI members had a lovely day’s bowling, had the chance to chat to lots of fellow members and, as usual, enjoyed a delicious shared table. It was a shame that Adelaide wasn’t able to join us, but she will hear all about the day from WI friends.  Thanks to Joan who does such an excellent job in organising this event each year

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Craft Club update

Just a reminder ladies that there will be no craft club during the holiday month of August. Our next meeting, Wednesday 18th September,we have invited along Patt, the secretary of Norley W.I. who is kindly going to show us her patchwork and quilting techniques. She has shown regularly at the Chester Show and has been a regular prize winner so we look forward to her visit. 1.30pm start with tea and cake. Annette

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Whitley fun & friendship evening – 1st August

We decided to do things a little differently this year in August. Instead of going out we stayed in, and before the meeting we went for a walk around the village. Back at the Village Hall we began with a game of “Stand Up Bingo” which Virginia Butterworth won. This was followed by a lovely Ploughman’s supper and Orange Fizz produced by Anne O’Neil and other committee members. After that we had time to chat and play the various games that were provided including Giant Jenga, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Dominoes and Connect Four.

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Warrington Food Bank Update

Whitley WI have donated for months and the donations are very appreciated.   Unfortunately, some items have depleted.   We see families and singles who are struggling to feed the family and themselves.  If you could bring an item below list, that would help many people. Cream crackers Tinned potatoes / mash potatoes Sugar Tinned fruit Tinned spaghetti Evaporated milk Semi milk Fruit juice Small coffee Sponge puddings Shaving foam Click here for the full list of products needed .

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