Tuesday 13th January at 7.30pm
Women Pilots of World War II
Speaker - John Whitfield
Visitors are very welcome.
Our December meeting was a
festive evening as we were taken back to 'Merrie England' and a taste of the Twelve Days of Christmas in the 17th Century, by our speaker Janice Mouldsa a volunteer at the National Trust property Woolsthorpe Manor. We learnt that we would be likely to be eating swan and mutton, although turkey was being enjoyed by royalty. Minced pies would be filled with mutton and beef as well as raisins and sultanas, and illustrations of Father Christmas would show him dressed in green.
Did you know that they actually did make pies with live birds in? The lids were pre-cooked and then placed over the birds so when the lid was taken off the pie the songbirds would flutter out, extinguishing the candles used for lighting! The servants would then parade into the dining hall with banquet food!
We enjoyed a superb 'faith' supper of festive 'goodies' washed down with a glass or 2 of wonderful mulled wine specially created by Irmgard.
Our meeting on 14th October was titled 'A Creative Christmas'. `Deal or no deal` came to mind as our speaker, Lynda Kinnard, had members deciding which of her many boxes were to be opened. Each box contained a different craft, many of which related to small items to make Christmas special. The everlasting crackers were greatly admired. Other items included funky fairies, wired ribbon favours and holly corsages .Lynda gave inspiring demonstrations, which encouraged many of us to buy her patterns or kits and have a go at home.
Meeting on 8th September - An introduction to Tai Chi
posted on 17th Sept 2014
Our first meeting after our Summer break drew 25 members and 4 visitors to come and find out about the ancient martial art of Tai Chi. Joy Parsons gave a potted history of Tai Chi and some background into her Tai Chi career and training. We then spent a very interesting 15 minutes trying our hands at some of the simple exercises before Joy demonstrated a part of the 'long form' that has taken her 3 years to learn! Tea and cakes were served to refresh us, followed by a chat among friends.
Group meeting at Shelford WI April15th
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The opening times of the federation office at Trent Bridge House, Beastmarket Hill, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG24 1BN
are as follows:
Mon–Wed only 9am – 3pm
Closed for painting & cleaning in August
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Tel: 01636 67 3550
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