Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Any group or organisation is as strong as its constituent parts – its individual members. And Littleport WI has demonstrated that in a manner reminiscent of the old World War 2 spirit and its refusal to be down- hearted aftermath! WI Secretary Ms Linda Whytock recounted just some of the huge efforts made by the members during what was for many a truly isolating experience. Not everyone had a significant other with whom they could…

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Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute

Why become part of the Women’s Institute? Following my retirement, I joined the WI as a way of getting to know people, and be involved in village life but it’s turned out to be so much more than that. If you were to ask people their concept of members they would most likely answer, it’s silver-haired pensioners sipping tea, well yes some of us are and do, but many of the ladies from young women…

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Littleport Women’s Institute – Jam and Jerusalem?

A member of the Littleport Women’s Institute writes: We do sing the beautiful hymn Jerusalem, but make jam? No, I have not made jam in all the time I have been a member which is over 10 years. Apart from our speakers, demonstrators, entertainment etc which we enjoy at our monthly meetings; we receive invitations to other Institutes. We make frequent visits to place of interest, or outings simply for entertainment, and often invite guests…

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Littleport Women’s Institute – You Are Invited!

Littleport Women’s Institute – You Are Invited!

I am Maureen and would like to invite you to our monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7:15pm. We start by singing Jerusalem followed by the minutes of the last meeting. Then we have our speaker of the month. Let me tell you about our last meeting. Soham Tourist Board presented a hilarious and informative talk on the Tudors. The ladies in costume took us through…

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The Queen has fun at the WI

The Queen has fun at the WI

In January this year Her Majesty the Queen, President of Sandringham WI, joined members of her local Women’s Institute in a live game of ‘Pointless’ hosted by Alexander Armstrong and was on the winning team. The Queen joined the Sandringham branch in 1943 when she was still Princess Elizabeth and visits WI members at West Newton village hall every year as part of her winter stay on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Armstrong, host of…

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Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute is a tiny part of the largest women’s organisation in the country. We are a section of the Isle of Ely Federation of Women’s Institute, this in turn is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes which has its office in London. The list of activities and aims etc., is very long. Our meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday evening in the village hall, and consist of a…

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Memories of 2018 at the Women’s Institute

Memories of 2018 at the Women’s Institute

The Women’s Institute ended December 2018 on a happy note with a party at our December meeting, we were entertained by Jaqui Huggins with music, poetry and stories. The evening also included a buffet meal which was most enjoyable. Throughout the year we have enjoyed such a wide variety of meetings, outing, demonstrations, talks and much more. A talk about a Thai orphanage stirred a whole range of emotions as well as talks about the…

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Rita Williams tells us how she was welcomed by Littleport WI

Rita Williams tells us how she was welcomed by Littleport WI

I moved to Littleport 4 years ago to be nearer my son, but I knew not a soul. I had been a WI member many years ago. I rang the then President Mrs June Bird and asked when they met, thinking it would give me some time to steel myself to walk into a room full of ladies I did not know. Her reply was: “We meet tonight my dear, see you about 7”. She…

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Looking back at the Summer Activities of the Littleport W.I.

Looking back at the Summer Activities of the Littleport W.I.

Despite all the heat, roadworks and holidays, our activities have all gone ahead as planned. Towards the end of April, our members visited the Mushroom Farm at Little Ouse. After being suitably gowned in white protective overalls and hats, we were taken on a guided tour of the factory, through the stages of growth, to the end product in a container that was ready for sale. It was explained how the spores are kept at…

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Good News from Littleport WI

Good News from Littleport WI

After a good start to our year in January with Heather Gee, this was followed in February by a quiz evening with Quiz Master Peter Allen. After lots of laughs and fun, the winners were the team Ancient & Modern rewarded with a presentation plate and some chocolate. Unfortunately, in March, our scheduled speaker was unavailable to speak at this time, so we decided to stay in house and invite members to talk about their…

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