The WI started its winter programme in September with a business meeting at the Hub, unfortunately the speaker for the evening did not arrive, but in true WI spirit one of the members offered to speak and general conversation followed on the chosen subject. Indeed at the end of the meeting it was a case of “what speaker”! Plans are almost complete for the 70th anniversary of the WI which will be held on the 17th October, we hear invitations have been sent and the plans include a 1948 style tea and entertainment.
The WI winter programme starts with a talk by Mr David Duke and the topic is “A stitch in time” on Wednesday 26th September at 7.30 pm. At the Hub. The competition for members is “Suggest an amusing name suitable for a solicitor’s office” You don’t have to be a member to attend if you would like to come along to the meeting you will be made very welcome by members. Evening finishing with tea/coffee and biscuits.
For their May meeting the W.I. held an outside visit to Tavistock museum on a lovely sunny and warm afternoon. After a very interesting video and a wander around the museum, which is well worth a visit if anyone is in Tavistock with half an hour to spare. There was then the chance for a quick look around the shops before meeting up again at Lamerton Village Hall where Lamerton W.I. had provided a sumptuous tea for the Broadwoodwidger members. An enjoyable afternoon.
Broadwoodwidger W.I. held an Open Craft afternoon on Saturday January 20th when various crafts were on offer. These included Weaving Looms for braiding, Knitting Nancy, a Lucet, Flower Arranging, a type of Decoupage on Candles, Lace Making, Rag Rugs and Lamp Shade making, with some of the demonstrations by W.I. members. Tea, coffee and a tempting arrangement of homemade biscuits were being served throughout the afternoon.
A lot of people attended and had a go at the different crafts, with hopefully some potential new members. Anyone interested in joining can come along to any meeting, which is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at Broadwoodwidger Community Hub, in the village. All are welcome, new members needed. The programme for the year is on this website on the W.I. page. The W.I. is celebrating its 70th Birthday later this year.
Our Institute was founded in 1948 so October 2018 see’s us reach our 70th Birthday and we are planning a Party to Celebrate! We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month usually at 7.30pm in the Broadwoodwidger Community Hub. This is where our very first meetings were held (when it was previously the Church Hall). We are a small friendly group and always offer a warm welcome to visitors and prospective new members.
If you would like any further information please contact either;
Secretary - Cathie Bowness 07771 934523 or
President - Lindsay Kent 01566 784300