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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Update – Littleport WI

Update – Littleport WI

January saw us enjoying our Annual Dinner at the High Flyer in Ely, a most delightful evening with delicious food. Ann White was presented with the Silver Plate for the most points gained during 2016 in our monthly competitions. So far this year our monthly meetings have seen us entertained with a quiz night conducted by Peter Allen In February. We enjoyed an interesting talk in March by Jo-Beth Chapman from ‘Positive Ely Treated’ Complementary…

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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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