The 26th Adelaide Hough Ch Cup competition, has just been played on a beautiful September sunny day at Comberbach Bowls club. 16 players competed, with each bowler playing 4 matches.

A scrumptious lunch prepared by all the players was enjoyed.
Ann Tolson played well throughout and was the well -deserved Champion.
Adelaide was able to come along and present the Trophy. This made this end of season event to all our dedicated bowls teams even more special.

Photos show members enjoying lunch, a recent picture of Whitley 1 and 2 bowls teams, and Champion Ann recieving her trophy from Adelaide Hough.

September Walk – Frodsham Hill


Six intrepid explorers from WI set off in two cars to Frodsham for our September walk around the Sandstone trail in Frodsham. Ann O’Brien had taken her usual care to ensure that our walk was not too strenuous, so we started at the top, rather than the bottom of Frodsham Hill. This meant that we that we had the magnificent views over the Mersey Estuary without the climb. It was a beautiful, very warm day and, depending on which way you looked, you could choose whether or not you wanted the vista to include the new wind turbines that are being installed all along the marshes. A great feature of the walking group is the wide ranging conversations en route, so you almost forget how far you are walking – do we prefer wind turbines, pylons, solar panels or power stations, etc.?

It would seem that wherever you travel in Cheshire you will meet up with a friend/relation of somebody in WI and today was no exception. Rita’s cousin was busy picking baskets full of wonderful blackberries; we all now know where to go to find lots of fruit with minimum effort. The crop is particularly good this year due to lots of summer rain which has also encouraged lots of nettles, brambles and other greenery. Must remember the secateurs next time!

We finished the day with a delicious light lunch at the nearby Ring o Bells on Bellemonte Road, Frodsham which we would highly recommend. Thanks again to Ann for organising the walk, much enjoyed by everybody.

By Jean Waite


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


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.


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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.