Spring Forward in 2017 with the WI

Spring Forward in 2017 with the WI

The WI held its AGM in November 2016. After the annual report and treasurers report for the year ending 2016, the vote was taken for the coming year’s committee. The president and secretary wished to retire, and so this was attended to first, although they were both willing to remain on the committee. The new president was then voted in. Rosemary Coleman is now president and Linda Whytock is the new secretary. Ms G Crawford…

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Looking Back at 2016 with the Women’s Institute

Looking Back at 2016 with the Women’s Institute

Since the 2015 celebration of 100 years of the formation of WI, things have been a little quieter this year. This has enabled one of our talented members to address the problems of the village sign. Miriam Farrell, along with a few other members, have been working hard and progressing with the renovation. We have had some very interesting and entertaining speakers, including talks on West Stow Saxon Village, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, home…

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The WI Gets Cleaning

The WI Gets Cleaning

Littleport WI has been exceptionally busy these last few weeks, having organised and taken part in the cleaning and repainting of the Littleport Village sign. The original sign was donated to the village in 1984 to commemorate the WI’s 75th anniversary and the new one installed in 2001. It was crafted in seasoned oak by sculptor Jeremy Turner and is extremely impressive – depicting many aspects of the history and life of Littleport. However, it…

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Women’s Institute Update

Women’s Institute Update

The women’s Institute has had a busy time of late, as this is the Centenary year of the Women’s Institute in this country, the idea for the WI came from Canada in 1915. Littleport’s Women’s Institute started in 1922. To mark the centenary we have held a Garden Party with members from other Institutes in the Ely federation invited, a lovely day with beautiful weather. We held an exhibition in the Adams Heritage Centre, with…

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Centenary Celebration Year for the WI

Centenary Celebration Year for the WI

The Women’s Institute has had a busy time of late, as this is the Centenary Year of the Women’s Institute in this country. The idea for the WI came from Canada in 1915 and Littleport Women’s Institute started in 1922, writes Pat Ollive To mark the centenary we held a garden party with members of other Institutes in the Ely Federation invited; and it was a lovely day with beautiful weather. We held an exhibition…

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WI Celebrates Centenary!

WI Celebrates Centenary!

Littleport Life congratulates this organisation that has done so much for the village since the Women’s Institute began 100 years ago. The members have lent their strength to national campaigns that have been of concern specially to women such as equal pay, gaps in midwifery provision and domestic and other violence against women initiatives and non-specific such as ‘care not custody’ and organ donation. Of course on the home front, cookery skills have always been…

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Littleport WI Update

Littleport WI Update

At the October meeting we had a Manager from Sainsbury’s Supermarket who gave a very interesting talk covering a wide area of how the stores are run, products etc, and how very pleased the company was to now have a store in Ely. Many questions were asked and answered and sample of bread and cheese from their selection were tasted and enjoyed. In November we enjoyed our Pudding Night where members brought their favourite puddings…

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For Home and Country

For Home and Country

The real story beind ‘Jam’and ‘Jerusalem’ ‘For Home and Country’ has been the rallying statement for millions of women since it was devised in 1902 by Ms Laura Rose, who in 1899 had been appointed by the Ontario Government to assist a new organisation, the Women’s Institute. Laura was a graduate of the Farm Dairy School, a college tutor and speaker at many WI meetings and author of the text book, ‘Farm Dairying’. There are…

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Going From Strength to Strength – Littleport Women’s Institute

Going From Strength to Strength – Littleport Women’s Institute

The Women’s Institute has enjoyed its first quarter in their new venue, The Village Hall. This is proving to be a good move as we have been able to enjoy the extra space this venue affords us, with the help of the Parish Council. A sound system has been purchased which has been very beneficial and helps us enjoy our visiting speakers so much more. Once again membership has increased and we hope this trend…

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