It must have been the heat, hence our first ever selfie. On the hottest day of the year only 5 of Whitley WI’s intrepid explorers made it to Style Country Park for a wonderful walk through Style woods, following paths, up and down steps, over bridges and streams, dodging the muddy paths and the mosquitoes, ending up walking along the edge of Manchester Airports 2nd runway, in the presence of jumbo jets. A cool shower was enjoyed by all of us (not together) on our return home. Thanks go to Ann O’Brien for her transport and organisation…a true leader. For…
Calling all bowlers, a date for your diaries. The Adelaide Hough Bowls Competition is booked for Wed 7th Sept at The Green Comberbach. 10am until about 4.00pm. Availabilty and contributions towards lunch need to be made to Rita Carter or Joan Pattinson. Have a lovely day. The photo shows last year’s winner Ann Brock receiving her trophy from last year’s President Pat Sharp.
A Celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday took place at Great Budworth Church, Friday 15th July. Many Whitley members in the choir and audience. Joyce the Musical Director, had put together a magnificent program of music and recitals, Helen as Compere brought sections together, and refreshments of Pimm’s and strawberry cream cakes were enjoyed. The highlight of the evening was from Nancy: Her solo of “keep the homefires burning” brought the house down, and truely deserved the encore it recieved.
5 members of Whitley WI visited Whitley Primary School Fri 1st July. Science was the subject..infact the Magic of Plastic! Young minds enjoyed finding out why different plastics are very different. They melted and reshaped plastic granules.. bouncy balls, ducks and cobras emmerged. Investigating how nappies soak up water, saw younger siblings in a new light, and from now on every child will use the home recycling bins in a different way… The pupils all headed off home to educate their parents.
Whitley WI, entered, didn’t win, but enjoyed all the team work which led up to our entry. This combined Co-Operative was entitled “Far Horizons”. Whitley “travelled” to a South African Sunset… Tribal flowers, sundowner rusks, a painted sunset, and the most beautiful knitted lion, set the scene. Taking part was the most important aspect of this wonderful occasion. Congratutations do go to Ann O’Brien.. her photograph of gondolas in Venice was highly commended. Well done Ann
What a spectacular evening, a celebration really fit for a Queen. Whitley Village Hall was transformed into a majestic patriotic party house.Union Jacks fluttered from all beams, and the sunny evening weather didnt let us down. We were entertained with music through the ages, gourmeted on luscious cakes and neat sandwiches, sat in various Royal residences (tables) , meeting up with friends old and new. The Royalty Quiz was won by the St James’s Palace team. Ann O’Brien deserved to win the “best crown” competition. A Royal Cake was made and cut by Dorothy our organiser, who had sourced the…
Lancaster Castle came under Royal control in 1164. Today in 2016, it was invaded by Whitley WI. Half the group were locked in the cells, only to be released following a full rendering of “Jerusalem”. A very informative guided tour of this iconic building. The sun shone and a fitting end was to visit the Ashton Memorial with extensive views over Morecambe Bay, including the iconic butterfly house. So many thanks to Ann T. Ann B and Lorna
“The Queen wishes me to thank you all for the splendid card and kind message you have sent Her Majesty on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday. The Queen sends her best wishes to everyone in Whitley Women’s Institute and I am to thank you, very much, for your thought for Her Majesty at this time” Annabel Whitehead, Lady-in-Waiting.