web lessonwhitley school compressed5 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.


cheshire show entry Whitley Cheshire Show flowersWI, 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


joan and D Joyce B party room

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 best raffle prizes ever.

President Joan, proposed a toast to the Queen, and we all sang Happy Birthday.


Ann and Anngroup jpgLancaster 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

Whitley Visits Denman

Joan DenmanJoan Blackshaw (President), Jean Waite and Jean Pace on their recent visit to Denman.

Jean Waite was our bursary winner this year.

Jean Pace has been a member of Whitley WI for 58 years and this was her first visit.