AUGUST WALK….Little Switzerland

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A good day!… 10 happy walkers left Whitley and set off  for “Little Switzerland”, a beautiful area of Cheshire near the picturesque village of Willington, Kelsall. We parked at the Boot Inn where we were made welcome and headed up a steep path and into the hills. It was not long before we were high up, overlooking the Cheshire Plain. The varied walk took us through forests, up and down hills and fields, secret paths, and along parts of the Sandstone trail.
If we had stayed longer, we could have ended up as extras in the ITV series of “Paranoid” which was being filmed at Windsor’s Fruit Farm, Willington.
Lunch at the “Boot” was cheerfully enjoyed, the service was great, and we must have behaved as extra chocolates from the management were brought and enjoyed. Thanks from all to Ann O’Brien… our dedicated walks leader. The only question was “where are we going next?”

WHITLEY 2 bowls team

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It’s part way through the bowls season, with a few more matches to play.

This photograph shows Whitley 2 bowls team. They have won some and lost some, so all to play for.

Good luck to you and to our Whitley 1 team.

AUGUST OUTING, ANTROBUS GOLF CLUB

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It was fun, the sun was shining, and Whitley WI went to this local golf club for an evening out with friends… It started well, with several “wannabe” golfers having a go on the driving range.. who could hit the ball further than 10metres??
We retired to the clubhouse, to find beautifully set tables and the prosecco flowed. (Whitley WI know how to enjoy themselves) …all this was to the amusement of several regular golfers, who made us feel welcome.
A delicious buffet supper was served, with thanks to stewards, Dave and Nicole. Lemon tarts and profiteroles have never tasted so good.

Prizes were awarded in a free raffle, and for a round Britain A-Z quiz.
The evening finally finished with darts and pool in the games room.

WI RAMBLE…and a “selfie” in the Woods


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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 a full report by Sue Burtonwood click here.

The Adelaide Hough Bowls Competition

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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.