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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Littleport WI – New Visitors Welcome!

Littleport WI – New Visitors Welcome!

Our November session was our Annual Meeting including re-election of officers for the forthcoming year. The President is now Pat Ollive, Secretary, Lynda Whytock, Treasurer, Iris Copsey. The Committee members are: C. Berstead, J. Bird, M. Dennis. M. Featherstone, H. Payne, V.Pendle, A White and G Wicker. The evening continued with Dr Bolina, the Senior Partner from St George’s Practice. We were all amazed at the amount of work that went on behind the scenes….

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Littleport WI – New Visitors Welcome!

Littleport WI – New Visitors Welcome!

As winter is with us, it would be a good time to think about coming along on a Tuesday evening once a month (the second Tuesday) to visit our thriving WI. You get the chance to try your hand at different crafts, hear a variety of speakers, watch demonstrations and meet new people and make new friends. As the Village Hall was closed due to being redecorated in August, we met in the parish room…

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Littleport W! – New Visitors Welcome!

Littleport W! – New Visitors Welcome!

Ladies! Are you interested in joining us for one of our meetings? We would very much like to see some new faces. Why not join us at one of our meetings? This is a great way to make new friends, especially if you are new to the area! All ages are catered for – age is no barrier – as well as talks and demonstrations, we have outings, visits to other WI’s and a speaker…

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