Newsletter July 2019v

Tree in garden at Kelmscott Manor on one of our previous trips

Tree in grounds of Kelmscott Manor at one of our previous trips.

Welcome to our newsletter.  Since there will be lots of trips and events mentioned in this post I thought you might like to see an image from one of our previous trips  when we visited Kelmscott Manor.

Tysoe Flower Show  will take place on Saturday 17th August. Once again we will be asking for your help with baking cakes and help with serving, washing up etc. Liz will be available on Wednesday to talk about this.

The trip to Highclere, which is an event with our Group of WI’s, is now fully booked.  We will be leaving Tysoe promptly at 7.30am and returning approximately 5 pm. We do need to leave promptly because we will be picking up others at Brailes and Shipston and we don’t want to have them hanging around waiting for us.

Our August tea on August 7th will be very different this year.   Jacqui has organised for us to attend the flower farm “Green and Gorgeous” at Little Stoke near Wallingford. This will include a tour of the farm, demonstration, afternoon tea and opportunity for retail. We will leave Tysoe at 12.15 and arrive back approximately 8.30 pm., stopping off on the way home for drinks or food. Please dress appropriately for this visit. We will not be wearing our usual posh frocks and hats.  Instead you will need to wear comfortable flat/low heeled shoes and casual clothing. If you have signed up for this event payment is needed at the meeting on Wednesday.  Please put your £17 in an envelope with your name on the front. We have one or two places left only.

Ladies Evening with Annie Broe Wednesday 28th August .  This event is open to family, friends and the other WI’s in the group. Cost to members £5 non members £6.  Please speak to Dee on Wednesday if you would like to attend, and pay your £5 entry fee, again in an envelope as before.  If you are booking on more than one event you may put all your monies into the same envelope but please make it clear on the front of the envelope which events you are paying for.

Aled Jones and Russell Watson.  16 people have already booked and there are only 4 seats still available.  If you are interested then please give your name to Dee on Wednesday and pay your £25 deposit with the balance of £15 due at a date to be announced.  Eileen is still trying to negotiate a lower price so that may decrease if she is successful.

Forge Mill Needle Museum plus Jinny Ring Craft Centre near Redditch. A bus has been provisionally booked for Monday October 7th.  Cost to attend both sites is £30 members and £35 non members.  This will include tea and cake at museum and two course lunch at craft centre.  A deposit of £5 would be needed at Wednesday’s meeting because Dee has to pay a deposit when she makes the booking.

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Fair Friday 15th November. Members £12 non members £15. Bus and parking  are booked for this.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.  Payment will be required at September meeting.  You may remember some years ago we visited Gloucester Quays but it will be so different this time with a Victorian Christmas Market.

Webbs’ Garden Centre, Droitwich. This is one of the biggest garden centres in the UK and has been awarded Garden Centre of the Year three times.  There are lots of Christmas-related products, displays etc. and also a number of other stores onsite including Lakeland, Cotswold Outdoor, Hobbycraft, Garden Buildings Centre etc. Bus provisionally booked for Tuesday 3rd December.  £10 members £12  non members.

Following the successful willow weaving workshop Dee has been in contact with Rachel in order to book another workshop later in the year. This will probably be to make an angel which you could display in your garden every Christmas and then boast to your friends and neighbours that this is all your own work. As soon as we have more details about cost and dates we will let you know.

Please support us on trips because a lot of time and effort goes into the organisation of such events and we can only continue to provide these extras with your support. Please be aware that all trips etc are subject to cancellation should there be insufficient interest. Obviously deposits etc would be refunded if this was to occur.

As you may have seen on Facebook we have a new speaker on Wednesday.  At short notice Tricia Justice has agreed to replace the advertised speaker who can no longer attend.   This promises to be an interesting interactive meeting.  Tricia will bring twenty household items from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and there will be a quiz.

We will be holding a raffle at Wednesday’s meeting in aid of our nominated charity which is Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance.  There will be more than one prize so don’t forget you purses. Hostesses for this meeting are Diane Palmer, Charlotte Temple Brown, Margaret Hunter and Sue Hedley.

If you are unable to attend any of the monthly meetings please give your apologies in advance of the meeting  to a committee member.   We do understand  that things can occur at short notice to stop you coming and this is unavoidable but if at all possible we would appreciate knowing. There are certain times and certain meetings when this is vital, but it also helps with catering needs.

The competition this month is to bake a crime-based biscuit; obviously this was aimed at our previous speaker but it is too late to change now. Don’t forget the Flower of the Month competition.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday July 3rd at 7.30 pm.

Christine Harrop, Secretary

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