Christmas Party

Monday 4th December was our Christmas Party

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Many thanks to Sarah and Maggie for doing the quiz’s

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Much wine drunk and festive joy spread around!

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If anyone wants to send any comments to the Rams Head their email address is 

enquiry@theramsheaddisley.co.uk

 

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November Activities

Monday 27th November – the AGM and a Cheese & Wine Tasting Competition

The President, Secretary and the Treasurer gave short reports about the last year.

The 2018 committee will comprise of Elicia (President), Sarah (Secretary), Jen R (Treasurer), Sue H, Val, Gill, Chris & Judy

Wine and Cheese tasting was VERY enjoyable – big yummy thanks to Sarah!

 

Four members and 1 dog went for a long hike (in lovely sunny weather!). They walked from Disley up to The Fox Inn at Brookbottom, then over the tops to New Mills and back to Disley via the Millennium Bridge and the canal

Four members went to Manchester and had a tour round Manchester Town Hall (‘The Original Manchester Town Hall Expert Historical Tour’) led by Ed Glinert. It was a fascinating 2 hours. The tour was followed by lunch at Tampopo in Albert Square – absolutely delicious.  I’d highly recommend the corn fritters and Singapore Noodles

 

 

 

 

There was a trip to a live screening (from the National Theatre) of Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies

 

 

Seventeen members attended a craft Workshop, led by Jenny, to make fabric Christmas Wreaths

 

This year, for the first time Disley WI participated in the Remembrance Day Ceremony on the Ram Green. A collection was made at the October meeting to  raise money to pay for a wreath from the WI – Elicia laid it on our behalf.

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The Thursday Book Club read “The Bees” by Laline Paull

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Lots of bridge was played throughout the month as usual!

Nihilism, nudity, no future: Derek Jarman’s bleak Britain comes pungently to the stage –  Jubilee at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Two members went to see it and thoroughly enjoyed it!Toy

Lunch/Supper Club had lunch at Bents Garden Centre in Worsley

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October happenings

The monthly meeting was held on Monday 23rd October. The speaker was Dr Brian Schneider who gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘Murder, Madness and the OED’ [A history of dictionaries and the OED. In particular  Sir James Murray who was the primary editor of the OED) from 1879 until his death; and and one of the largest contributors to the OED,  Dr. W. C. Minor, who was held in a lunatic asylum for murder during the time of his contribution to the OED]

Thursday Book Club read “Knowledge of Angels” by June Paton Walsh and the Monday Book Club is reading “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald

 

5 Disley Detectives solved the murder of Jimmy Johnson, nightclub owner, in Manchester.  (Manhunt is a murder-mystery event – see website manhuntmanchester) They got a little soggy but those grey cells still worked! They even met Hercule Poirot!

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The Bridge Club met at Yvonne B’s house

There was a ‘craft club social’ aka a drink in the Rams Head 🙂 

Lunch/ Supper Club had supper at Turquoise in Bramhall (Mediterranean cuisine)

Lots of members gathered at the community centre to make leaves for our poppy project

The Craft Workshop was Piano Hinge Book Binding

 

 

A few members had a trip to the Vintage Home Show at the Victoria Baths in Manchester. A very successful shopping trip – not so successful at getting  a slice of homemade cake!

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September Meeting

At September’s monthly meeting, we celebrated our 7th Birthday with the Poynton Jemmers Women’s Morris. They did several dances for us – accompanied by great musicians; and in between dances, Alice (the foreman) talked about the history of morris dancing and the history of the Poynton Jemmers  It was great fun to watch and even more fun to join in!

Just as the Jemmers had finished all the lights went out! (A power cut throughout the whole village) But we persevered and ate our birthday cake in the near dark!

Our first Summer Fair was a roaring success. We had an amazing turnout and everyone really enjoyed the diverse activities provided including tea duelling; blind date with a book; henna painting; dressing up and eating cake. A great evening was had by all. Many thanks to everyone whose hard work made it such a success. A special vote of thanks should go to Jenny H. who put in so much time and energy organising this event.

Bike Fest A few stalwart members successfully provided and served refreshments and cakes at the Disley Bike Fest on Sunday 16th September. £137 was raised and will go towards our community project, a baby changing table in the Community Centre.

What we did in July

July Meeting

The speaker at July’s meeting was Sue Fraser-Thompson talking about ‘Preventative Fitness for Women’. Sue is the Principal Practitioner at Fountain Square Physiotherapy and gave an interesting and engaging talk with lots of audience participation!

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We also had a session of sampling jams, chutneys and lots (and lots) of cakes, in order to vote on which we felt should be part of our Disley Show entry. We also voted on 2 pictures.

The Poppy Project

Several members met for an evening of cutting out and sewing more leaves for our poppy project. We made another 30 leaves and lots of felt and embroidery thread was taken away for leaf making at home!

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Cake Icing

The Baking group went on a cake icing course …

 

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club went to Brookside Garden Centre to eat at the new Topiary Restaurant

 

July Craft Workshop

Lesley B organised a craft workshop intriguingly entitled ‘Texture Magic and Bubbles’

We spent a lovely evening new techniques for making interesting textures

The purple fabric is backed with Pellon Fabric Magic Shrinking Interfacing, and the turquoise fabric has been pushed through a cooling tray, stuffed and sewn together!

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Wigs’n’Wellies

Four members headed over to the Linnet Clough campsite for the WI Wigs and Wellies Camp last weekend. Had a great time doing henna tattoos, drinking elderflower champagne, listening to talks and making lots of leaves for our poppy project with help from lots of other lovely WI ladies

Thanks so much to the organisers for a great time!  It was wonderful to meet so many different people 🙂

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Reading

The Thursday Book Club read ‘My Dear I Wanted to tell You’ by Louisa Young

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