ESCAPING FROM LOCKDOWN

Several keen members of Whitley WI’s walking group met in Whitley Village Hall car park for the April Walk. The weather was sunny with quite a wind chill but all were suitably clad and raring to go.The walkers were extremely pleased to come together instead of zoom. Setting off they turned right from the car park passing the school, then right again along Back Lane, winding their way through the leafy countryside. Happily the group scared off the aggressive buzzard.One of the members enlightened the group with stories of bygone days, pointing out houses and landmarks. A beautiful sight were…

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WILDLIFE INVADERS in WHITLEY

New residents in WHITLEY! These lovely fluffy creatures have invaded the Whitley Nature Reserve and surrounded the Whitley WI, Cheshire Federation’s Centenary tree. A special way to enjoy Easter and the coming of spring. Have a look, take photos tell your friends and neighbours… Whitley WI are still going strong, looking to cheer-up passers by and bring hope for the future. ALL THANKS GO TO ANNETTE…. This is something special.

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Whitley WI March Meeting

At our March meeting via Zoom we had 28 members listening to an interesting talk given by Fenella Lipkin from a local Podiatry Clinic. As caring for our feet is something we all need to do, we found it very helpful to have many of common problems explained and to be given possible solutions and treatments. There was a Q&A session followed by a short feet related quiz. Our sub groups continue to be well attended and Joan hopes to start a new one on Local History very soon. We hope soon that some of our events and activities such…

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Whitley WI February 2021 Meeting

Chris our President welcomed 30 of us to our Zoom monthly meeting. It was also Whitley WI’s 83rd birthday so we were all encouraged to bring a small cake to the meeting and also send in photos of birthday / special occasion cakes that we had made in the past. Our speaker for the evening was Dr Caroline Eames who talked about her 33 year career as a Forensic Scientist, giving many fascinating examples.  Much of the work is based around Locard’s Exchange Principle; every contact leaves a trace of themselves at the scene while simultaneously taking something from the…

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‘Show the Love’ Climate Change Campaign

To show our support for this campaign we decided to decorate our tree at the Nature Reserve at Raddel Lane. It has certainly become a talking point by those who walk past . Many thanks to Annette for making these lovely green hearts and for putting them in place. At our monthly meeting on Feb 4th Gill Alcock our Climate Change Ambassador laid out other ways in which Whitley WI could raise public awareness and ask for changes.

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Whitley WI Monthly meeting – 7th January 2021

Whitley WI hit the ground running with our first monthly meeting of 2021 on Thursday 7th January. Not to be stopped by Covid, we are now using Zoom rather than meeting at our village hall. Chris and Melanie informed us of the many and varied events available to our members in the next few months; please see our calendar for details (http://www.whitleywi.org.uk/index.php/events/ ). We then had a fascinating talk by Jen Quayle titled “Tales from Mongolia”. Jen spends at least one day a week at Knowsley Safari Park and through her work there was given the opportunity to go to…

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KNOCK KNOCK. WHO’s THERE? ZOOM. ZOOM DID YOU EXPECT?

Christmas deliveries came early to Whitley WI members…Santa Chris and her Elves had been beavering away in their workshops for many weeks, putting together goody bags of lovingly made home-crafted items. All were gift-wrapped and delivered in the days before the WI’s Christmas Zoom party.On the wettest day of the year, Santa and the Elves had to dodge puddles and pot holes, mud… glorious mud, and Sat Navs who thought they knew better than their drivers….deliveries were successful, and the cold and soggy Elves headed back to their homes for dry trousers, and much deserved cups of tea or other…

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A DECEMBER WALK ‘Who could get the muddiest?’

When Boris tells us we can go out for a socially distanced walk, in groups no larger than 6, Whitley WI walking group decided to enjoy such a walk, even though it was December and the weather a bit murky… The news had also said that humans need Vitamin D which is made in our bodies by sunlight, meaning time outside in winter.The decision challenge of when to go, where to walk (with no thick mud), and where to park had been made in the previous week when lots of us met under the cover of Zoom. Up for the…

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