September 2018

The September meeting was also the 8th anniversary of the first Disley WI meeting – we had a sublime cake made by Sarah S – many thanks!

The speaker was David Hanson who talked about his professional life and how he came to write the book ‘Children of the Mill: True Stories From Quarry Bank’

Also, in September:

  • The Lunch Club went to The Clink at Styal Prison
  • The Thursday Book Club read Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G Wells 
  • Members went to the History Wardrobe presentation “We Love Laura” at Bollington Art Centre

 

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August 2018

The August monthly meeting was the Summer Fair

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See post Summer Fair 2018

The craft workshop in August was ‘Drawing: pastel/mix media techniques’ courtesy of Yvonne N

 

Thursday Book Club read Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge

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Members visited the Vintage Village at Stockport Market Hall

 

The Monday Book Club had an outing to Ludlow

 

Summer Fair 2018

Our second annual summer party was given a tropical makeover this year!

35 members and 5 prospective members joined in the fun and games of our Hawaiian Luau.
We made our own leis, gave each other golden temporary tattoos and tested our general knowledge with two quizzes.
Those more wanting a physical challenge played Coconut Bowling, Feed The Shark and Limbo dancing!
Members chose a Desert Island Book and enjoyed delicious refreshments whilst listening to tropical tunes.
Everyone had a brilliant time and can’t wait to do it all again next year!!

Disley Show 2018

The sun shone on Disley WI on Saturday for their jaunt at the Disley & Lyme Horticultural Show.

The WI and TG Challenge Trophy was hotly contested, with 6 teams all competing to stage the best display themed on “A Day at the Seaside”. The standard of all entries was very high but the talented ladies of Disley WI pulled it out of the bag and won FIRST PRIZE for the third year in a row!!
Congrats to all involved – a superb effort all round. 
We also hosted a WI Information Stand at the show, to promote all local WIs, raise awareness and dispel some of those ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ myths. This was a resounding success, leading to large interest from prospective members, some of whom have already visited us!
Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and who loaned us kit – the pebble painting was hugely popular and everyone who came said what a great idea it was.
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July 2018

A hot and sunny July included many WI activities ….

At the monthly meeting Terri Owen demonstrated the ancient art of Tai Chi

There was a Pasty Bake Off and poem choosing for Disley Show – our fantastic cook and baker, Maggie S, won the pasty bake off, and also proved herself to be a poet by winning the poem competition

The craft club made rag brooches

Several of our members were involved in this year’s Disley Great Get Together 

The book clubs read ‘Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox’ by Maggie O’Farrell and ‘Victorious Century’ by David Cannadine – a sparkling history of 19th-century Britain

There were various outings:

Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger at the Lowry

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein – at the buxton international festival.

Foodie Friday in Stockport Old Town =- a hugely popular street food event taking place between 6pm and 9pm at Stockport Market Place on the last Friday of every month.

Drinking Horns at the Ready – A pub tour in Manchester Beer Week uncovering the weird and whacky drinking past and rituals of Manchester’s historical secret drinking clubs. 

Lunch at The Clink at Styal Prison

County Walk – ‘Bridgewater Canal and Norton Priory’

June in Disley WI

June in pictures …

 

piece for peace update

One Hundred years of Hats

Book Clubs

Bridge Club

Craft Club – bunting

junk yard crazy indoor golf

supper at the swan kettleshulme

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kettleshulme WI Summer Lunch

Day out in Saltaire

Chris Dunkerley – Lyme Park