The sun shone on Disley WI on Saturday for their jaunt at the Disley & Lyme Horticultural Show.
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’
Our entry in the ‘WI Challenge’ class at the Disley Show won First Prize!
Well done to all those who helped create the items for the display – lots of hard work went into everything
Receiving the cup …
And the other three entries (which also looked fabulous)
The May meeting was held on a gloriously sunny evening. We discussed the two resolutions will go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June and had a Bring and Share buffet afterwards
The two resolutions were …
This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.
The vote was unanimous for campaigning against more microplastic fibres reaching our oceans and unanimous against a national WI campaign to alleviate loneliness. We all agreed that this should be done at a local level not mandated by a national campaign
Mary T was this month’s ‘5 minute advocate’ and she told us about the Piece by Peace quilt project that some members are taking part in. click here for piece-by-peace website
There was a meeting in the White Horse after the meeting to discuss our entry for this year’s Disley Show WI display.
As a reminder the items we need to make are:
A cake incorporating garden fruit or vegetables
A gardeners’ apron
A jar of home-made jam, or chutney of our choice
A basket of home-grown produce, e.g. fruit, vegetables, eggs
A cottage garden floral arrangement
A framed picture depicting an English Country Garden in a medium of our
choice, e.g. collage, embroidery, photography, painting etc.
We were the 2016 winners of the WI Challenge Trophy at the Disley Show!!!
The theme for this year’s entry was ‘The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations’
The display included the following items:
A selection of mini savoury tartlets
A celebration birthday cake
A bottle of home-made lemonade
A 90th Birthday card
A celebratory embellished cushion
A posy of garden flowers
Well done to everyone who contributed to our entry …
Here are the entries that came 2nd and 3rd from Kettleshulme and Whaley Bridge WI’s