Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Theatre Trip and more

Hello ladies,

Please be reminded that our Belgrade Theatre trip is this Wednesday at 7.45pm. If you require a lift please ring 07828678016 asap.


Apologies for repetition but some emails failed to send previously so just to remind you:

The Christmas Meal arrangements are well under way, with some ‘not to be missed’ live entertainment booked for your enjoyment. Anyone wishing to join in – do let us know asap.

The cost of £13 can be paid at the meeting on 20th November please, to our Treasurer Jenni.

The Book Club meet next on 11th November, 8pm at the Manor Pub, to review two books; To Kill a Mocking Bird and The 100 yr old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared.

The Walking Group had a lovely walk last week, on yet another glorious day. Any suggestions for our next walk Ladies?


Any new members wishing to join the WI may do so  for £34.70, this is a membership until January ’15.


May we please encourage you to enter our competition entitled, ‘All things Chocolate’, at our November meeting. Our Chocolatier, Simon, will judge the entries and the winner will receive a trophy.


Kind Regards,

Fillongley Lite WI Committee.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

September Meeting

Hello Ladies,
Our meeting is this Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm at Fillongley Village Hall. Our scheduled demonstrator, the Francesco Group, is unable to attend and sends apologies along with
an offer of 20% discount at either the Knowle or Birmingham Salons (terms and conditions apply).
However, we are pleased to tell you that The Venue, a beauty and consulting salon are joining us for an evening of demonstrations which range from hair styling, nail care and spray tanning.
This, together with the opportunity to consult with trained personnel will provide something for everyone. Where else do you get the opportunity to get a free spray tan?!
If you would like to contribute towards our WI Produce Sale Table at the meeting, please bring along your items to help boost funds.
Kindly remember to bring mugs for tea/coffee and any cake donations would be most gratefully received.

The Christmas Meal at the Cottage Inn, 11th December, 7.30pm - cost £13 - we are now collecting payment.

The Book Club is reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover and meets on Thursday 26th September, at 8pm, at the Manor Pub to review.

The Walking Group has its next walk on Tuesday 8th October at 11am, meeting at the Social Club, Ousterne Lane, Fillongley.
Kind Regards,

Fillongley Lite WI Committee.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Hatton Park Shopping night

Dear WI


I hate to use the ‘Christmas’ word when it’s still only August but could you advise your members that Hatton Country World will once again be offering Warwickshire WI members an exclusive shopping evening on Thursday 21st November between 5pm and 9pm.  Look out for more information in next month’s mailing.



 Carol Overton

Federation Administrator


Saltisford Canal Fun Weekend

The Saltisford Canal Trust

Budbrooke Road


CV34 5RJ

Meet an Alpaca at the Canal Fun Weekend in Warwick!

The Saltisford Canal Trust is again taking part in the Heritage Open Days weekend in September.

This year we are planning a weekend of free, fun packed, special canal heritage events

on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, from 10-00 am to 5 pm , at our canal side gardens in the centre of Warwick.

Inside our craft marquee, over the weekend, will be handmade gifts and a cake stall. Outside will be short boat trips

aboard Saltie 2, a historic steam narrowboat, model boat displays, children's activities, folk music, and a chance to meet

a friendly baby Alpaca or some Pygmy Goats!

Visitors can explore the Saltisford waterside gardens trail, experience our new sensory garden, learn more about the

history of our local canals in our Visitor Centre, and soak up some waterway heritage. In smaller marquees will be a beer

tent, live folk music, children’s activities, tombola, information on the Trust and displays by other local canal societies.

Come and join us this September for a celebration of our wonderful local canal heritage.

Most activities are FREE– some by donation.
The Saltisford Canal Centre is a short walk from Warwick Town Centre; the G1 bus stops outside on the Birmingham

Road. There is very limited car parking, but you may be able to park on adjacent Budbrooke Industrial Estate.

The Saltisford Canal Trust- a registered charity- was set up to restore the canal arm and to promote the use of the canal in

Warwick. It does this by having a day hire boat, waterside gardens open free to the public, provides moorings for both

visitor boats- over 800 in 2012- and long term moored Narrowboats, and provides a wide range of services including a

canal Visitor Centre, laundrette, gift shop, drinking water, electrical hook up, sewage pump-out, rubbish disposal; and

promotes knowledge of the historic significance of the canal on Warwick’s development.


For more information on this press release please call Nigel Hamilton

Chairman of the Saltisford Canal Trust on 01926 408 377

01926 490 006

07899 022 094


Registered Charity No 514613

Classic car fun day at the Cottage - Suncay 8th September

Please be reminded about the Classic and Sports Car Show @ The Cottage Inn, Fillongley on Sunday 8th September 11am onwards. Free Entry.

All cars welcome. BBQ, Pig roast, outside bar. Stall holders and traders welcome. Enquiries tel. 01676 540599

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Walking Group

Walking Group, Sunday 1st September at 11am.

August Meeting

Hello Ladies,
Our next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday 21st August at 7.30pm at Fillongley Village Hall. Our guest speaker will instruct us on basic First Aid, something that everyone will no doubt find useful and informative.
The Walking Group will next meet at the Social Club car park, Ousterne Lane, on Saturday 1st September at 11am for a local walk. Do come along and join us. (Bad weather will automatically cancel the arrangement).

The Book Club met last week and reviewed the Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton, a book that everyone enjoyed reading. The next novel is Lady’s Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence and the review
date is Thursday 26th September at 8pm at the Manor Pub. As the library is unable to supply this book, please acquire your own copy.

Our Christmas Meal this year is at the Cottage Pub, Fillongley, on 11th December at 7.30pm. Karen has kindly spoken with Keith, the Landlord, and a 3 course traditional menu has been arranged for us
at a cost of £13 per person (vegetarian option available). There will also be some entertainment, so we hope that you will be able to come along and enjoy the evening.

Kind Regards,

Fillongley Lite WI Committee.        

A Day Not at Sea… Monday 23rd September 2013, Denman, Oxfordshire Attendance is FREE

Please see the attached letter regarding the above and the application form if you are interested.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Snitterfield WI Craft Show 1st September

Snitterfield WI have asked me to pass on that, as part of their 80th year
celebrations, they are having an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the Village
Hall on Sunday 1st September between 10 30 and 4 pm. There is no entrance
fee and all are welcome.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Stoneleigh WI Craft Exhibition

Stoneleigh WI Craft Group invite you to an exhibition of their work on Sunday 6th October at Stoneleigh Village Hall, 11am – 4pm.
 There will also be some items for sale.
Light refreshments will be available.
Admission £1.

Saltisford Canal Trust

Saltisford Canal Trust

Dear WI Members

The Saltisford Canal Trust (located by the canal bridge next to our offices at Corunna Court) is holding a heritage weekend 14th and 15th September.  They have asked WFWI if they would like to have a cake stall and the Trustees would be very grateful if any members could contribute cakes and preserves.  Cakes would have to be whole ones, on paper plates and wrapped in clear plastic and taken to the canal centre on the day.

I am attaching a description (link above) of the event that I took from their website and I must say, it does sound as if the canal trust is offering a good day out!

If any of you would be willing to make cakes, please contact Veronica Chapman (Home & Leisure Sub-committee) on 01926 403648.


Last Minute Discounts Now Available at Denman

We have a few spaces left on a fantastic range of courses running in September 2013.          

 Book your place before 9th August and receive 10% discount*.

Event Code
Event Title
From Date
To Date
Bags of Fun!
Willow Apple Baskets
Pastels for Beginners
It's Easy to Dye Silk In a Microwave!
A Taste of Italian Language - Day School
Wardrobe Wizard
Getting the Most Out of Your Book Club
Creative Textiles From Hot to Cold
Learn to Use a Sewing Machine (Part 2)
Learn to Shop Online
Make a Felt Hat for a Child or Adult
Corn Dollies

For more information, search for the course code on www.denman.org.uk/courses.

 If you would like to book a place please ring 01865 391991 quoting discount code: PROMO0813 to receive a 10% discount!


Wimbledon 2014

We have received this invitation from Jan, if anyone is interested in going, please contact her (phone number below). For more information click the link at the bottom.
I was wondering if you or any of your members  were interested in this trip I am helping to sort out. It is for the last weekend of Wimbledon and guarantees a seat on No 1 court all day. As the attached says they play the junior and senior finals on that court during the ladies finals (which you could watch on Henman Hill if you prefer)

My brother went with the company this year and had a fantastic time, the only drawback was the number of pick up spots for the coach which has a major impact on the implimentation of the drivers hours regulations for the coach. For this reason we thought that if we could get enough people interested we could limit the number of pick ups to a couple. I am attaching the letter recieved by my brother re this and it gives a good outline of the weekend. I already have 12 definate and some others thinking about it so Coventry/possibly Warwick dependant on numbers  will probably be the first pick up then going on to pick up my brother etc probably in Northants.. We do not have to get a full coach to run it so it is definately a go-er.

This is not a profit making enterprise and you will see that there are some discounts for group bookings based on the numbers. It is our intention that everyone is aware of these and that we have a share out on the day of any reduction to the bill. This might buy us a glass of Pimms

If you are interested please let me know and send/give me a deposit as soon as possible. (The reference to insurance applies to overseas trips only) . My address is Jan Wade, Dumela, Berkswell Road, Meriden CV7 7LB , telephone number 01676 523118. This trip is not limited to ladies or WI members as some friends and members of my bridge club are also going on the trip.

Perhaps you could let me know in the next couple of weeks if you are interested.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

July Meeting

Hello Ladies,
Our next meeting is tomorrow 17th July, at 7.30pm, at Fillongley Village hall. We are having a cheese and wine evening(soft drinks available) with craft demonstrations and opportunities to participate,
so please do come along and join in.
May we remind those of you going on the theatre trip to kindly bring your £20 payment, if at all possible, as we have paid for the tickets in advance. Thank you.
The Book Club met last week and reviewed the latest novel Gone Girl, a top 10 psychological thriller, in which a wife frames her husband for her murder. Our next book is by Kate Morton entitled
The Secret Keeper, a number one best seller. The review meeting is on August 13th, at 8pm at the Manor Pub. All are welcome, we have copies of the book available.
A date and route for the Walking Group will be discussed tomorrow at the meeting, do let us know your suggestions. In view of the unusual heat wave we are enjoying, it may be that an evening walk would be more suitable.
Kind Regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.
Enquiries tel. Diane 07828678016.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

June Meeting

Hello Ladies,
The next Meeting is this Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. Our speaker is Liz Maxwell, who will give a talk on How to get started with Family History. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Last month our speaker Lis Dobb-Sandi gave a fascinating and extremely entertaining talk regarding her life’s adventures. This was combined with the Public Affairs Resolution brief discussion and voting on the Articles of Association and WI Constitution. All votes were carried unanimously and these votes were taken to the AGM on the 1st June, by our Representatives.
It has been a busy time for our WI of late. Our fund raising efforts at the Garden Party of over £200 were equalled by the Committee’s efforts at the Village Fete, serving tea and homemade cake, bringing a grand total of £442 for our Group. Well done to all those involved.
The Walking Group had a lovely time at Shustoke Reservoir last Saturday, it was a sunny day, with lots to see, on and off the water and everyone enjoyed a picnic afterwards. The next walk is Tuesday 25th June at 11am at the car park of the Social Club, Ousterne Lane, Fillongley.
The Book Club met last Thursday to review A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The next book, , is now available if anyone would like a copy to read(these are loaned library books). This book will be reviewed on 11th July at 8pm at the Manor Pub, Fillongley. Please email/telephone to request a copy.
The Committee have spent some time deliberating trip ideas for the WI this year and we do hope that the choice will meet with your approval. We would like to offer a WI Trip to the Belgrade Theatre to see The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, on Wednesday 6th November at 7.45pm. The Mousetrap is a murder mystery, the scene is set when a group of people in a country house, cut off by snow, discover to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage in the West End, The Mousetrap is going on tour for the first time, with a star cast. Lifts can be arranged by the Committee. Tickets are £20 each. Please email your ticket requests or speak to us on Wednesday.
Kind Regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.
(Any enquiries please tel. Diane 07828678016)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Craft Petition

Dear WI
Please see below information taken from NFWI News regarding an e-petition that NFWI is urging members to complete:
“Petition on craft and the creative industries
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has proposed that ‘crafts’ should no longer be considered part of the creative industries, as part of proposed changes set out in a Consultation paper Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries. Large numbers of craft businesses are sole-traders, many of whom fall below the VAT threshold, which makes data collection difficult. Because of the difficulty in capturing an accurate picture of the craft sector, ‘crafts’ has been removed as a category. 

Crafts make a significant economic contribution; the Craft Council estimated that the income for craft-making businesses in 2011 was £457m (just less than London’s West End theatres). There is concern that the failure to recognise crafts as a specific category for measurement will result in it being less visible than other creative industries, and will mean that government, craft makers, craft agencies and organisations have no agreed source of data that can depict the scale and importance of the craft sector.

The NFWI is asking members to sign an e-petition urging the Government to reconsider. Please circulate this to members. The petition is open online until 8 August, and can be accessed by following this link,

Carol Overton
Federation Administrator
Warwickshire Federation of Women's Institutes
Federation House
1 Corunna Court
Corunna Road
Warwick CV34 5HQ

tel: 01926 419998

Pass it on - Craft Club competition

Dear WI
The Creative Activities sub-committee has asked me to draw your attention to the ‘Pass It On’ Craft Club Competition advertised on the home page of the NFWI website. By entering, your WI could have the chance to win £150 worth of yarn and knitting/crocheting accessories.
Carol Overton
Federation Administrator
Warwickshire Federation of Women's Institutes
Federation House
1 Corunna Court
Corunna Road
Warwick CV34 5HQ

tel: 01926 419998

Pemba Lama Cookery Event

I thought you might be interested to hear about an exciting new Cookery Event with celebrated Nepalese chef Pemba Lama at Denman on the 17th October. Please see the attached for further information:

Course Description

For further information or to book, please call our Bookings Team on 01865 391991 or go to www.denman.org.uk
With best regards

Lynn Heffernan
Events and Conference Co-ordinator
Denman, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NW
T: 01865 391991 Ext. 233
Fax: 01865 391966

Friday, 31 May 2013

Latest News

Hello Ladies,
I am delighted to tell you that we raised over £200 at Saturday’s Garden Party. Thank you to those of you who donated cakes and items and also thank you to those of you that came along and supported us during the afternoon. We had visitors from other WI groups and we enjoyed chatting to them and exchanging ideas. Committee members worked hard all day to make the event a success and this was helped by the lovely setting which our guests appreciated.
This Saturday afternoon, 25th May, at the Village Fete, the Committee are serving tea and cake, so do come along and join in the fun. Any help is welcome and cakes to sell will be gratefully received.
The Book Club is now reading, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The review meeting is at the Manor Pub, on Thursday 13th June, at 8pm. Anyone wanting a copy of the book to read, please contact me asap.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee. 

Meeting 15th May

Sorry for the late post, but I thought I'd post it anyway for completeness.

Hello Ladies,
We have our next meeting this Wednesday, 15th May, at 7.30pm at Fillongley Village Hall. This month is our Resolution Meeting where the Public Affairs Resolution – ‘Decline of our high streets and town centres’ - will be discussed and voted upon.
We are looking forward to our Speaker Lis Dodd-Sandi, who is going to talk to us about her life in Zimbabwe.
Please remember to bring along to the meeting, bunting for the Garden Party(May 18th 2-5pm) , together with books, bottles, plants, homemade crafts, unwanted gifts, jams and chutneys. All items received so far are much appreciated. Homemade cakes please and anything else, to Ann Rowley’s house, Station House, Tamworth Road, Fillongley CV7 8ED, the venue of the Garden Party on either Friday 17th or Saturday 18th morning(tel. 01676 540913). We look forward to seeing you all there on the 18th.
The Walking Group are continuing to enjoy exploring the countryside and we have two new dates for your diary;
Saturday 8th June, Shustoke Reservoir, 11am. Please bring a picnic lunch to eat in the picnic area after the walk. This tranquil expanse of water also provides an abundance of wildlife to observe and is an ideal location for a pleasant and relaxing walk.
Tuesday 25th June, Social Club, Ousterne Lane, Fillongley, 11am. Fillongley Circular Walk. This was to be our original walk that was cancelled due to bad weather, so here’s hoping for a fine day.
Walks are automatically cancelled if it is torrential rain.
The Book Club are next meeting on Thursday, 13th June at 8pm at The Manor Pub, book choice to be confirmed hopefully at tomorrow’s meeting, we are now arranging to loan books as a group from a library.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.
(Any queries to Diane 07828678016).

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April Meeting

Hello Ladies,
We have our next Meeting this Wednesday at 7.30pm at Fillongley Village Hall, with a cookery demonstration and food tasting evening by Richard Evans. Obviously no cakes required this month
but thank you so much for your splendid efforts at the last meeting, we even froze one of the cakes in readiness for the garden party, so much appreciated.
Please be reminded of our Garden Party on Saturday, May 18th, 2-5pm at Station House, Tamworth Road, Fillongley, CV7 8ED. All are welcome. As you are aware Ann Rowley is kindly offering her premises for the event and she is happy for you to take items such as cakes, preserves and plants to her house on either Friday 17th May or the morning of the 18th. With regard to other items of:
books, good quality unwanted gifts, crafts or wine, please do try to bring those along to this week’s meeting. However late arrivals can be taken to Ann’s house nearer the time, please telephone
her on 01676 540913 to make sure that someone is at home to take delivery. Thank you.
Of course help will be needed on the day, from the morning onwards, so please specify as soon as possible if you can spare an hour.
Following a successful meeting of the Book Club, the next book to read is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, with a review meeting on Thursday 9th May at 8pm at the Manor Pub, Fillongley.
The Walking Group completed their first walk last weekend, on what turned out to be a lovely sunny day. They will next meet at the Bull and Butcher Pub, on Saturday 27th April at 10.30am, for
a 4 mile walk in Corley.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.

Thursday, 11 April 2013


27th April 2013 at Hatton Country World
Ladies – we really need you to come along to make this event a success. The fashion shows are at 11.30 a.m. & 2.30 p.m. and all the models will be WFWI members. Tickets are modestly priced at £5.00 which will include a goody bag, so why not come along and refresh your spring/summer wardrobe?
This event is being entirely sponsored by Hatton Country World so that means that 100% of the ticket price comes into Warwickshire Federation funds.
Tickets are available for purchase by calling Ransons Garden Centre at Hatton Country World on 01926 843555. However, your members will be able to buy tickets on the door but please phone Ransons Garden Centre in advance to check availability.
(Hatton Country World is 3 miles outside Warwick off the A4177 Warwick – Solihull road)
With best wishes,
Carol Overton
Federation Administrator

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fillongley Lite WI Walking Group - Fillongley Circular - Starting from Fillongley Church Monday 25th March 2013 at 10.30am

Following a meeting of the Walking Group, three walks have been arranged. The first being the Fillongley Circular Walk, map link can be found below, on Monday 25th March 2013 at 10.30am. Meet at the Social Club, Ousterne Lane, Fillongley.
Having taken WI advice regarding the group, we are pleased to inform you that it works on the same principle as the WI and is open to all ladies, either members or guests, at no charge. The Committee will oversee the group and keep you all informed. Please feel free to join in. No dogs please, due to allergy sufferers. Thank you.
The following are details of the subsequent walks – maps to follow:
Saturday 6th April 2013 at 10.30am meeting at the Cottage Pub, Blackhall Lane, Fillongley.
Saturday 27th April 2013 at 10.30am meeting at the Bull and Butcher Pub, Common Lane, Corley Moor.
Torrential rain or snow will automatically mean that the walk is cancelled.
Each walk is approximately 4 miles.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee

Fillongley Lite WI Meeting - 20th March 2013

Hello Ladies,
Our meeting this Wednesday 20th, at 7.30pm, is a talk by PAWS veterinary practice, who are long established carers for animal health, from companion animals to farm livestock and horses.
As usual all ladies are welcome and we are offering this month’s meeting FREE to guests, so do invite friends to come along. If you have any questions for the practice please take the
opportunity at the end of the meeting to ask. The practice are kindly giving their talk and slide show free of charge but are looking forward to joining us for a drink and cake – so if anyone
would like to bake a cake, that would be much appreciated.
Our Garden Party 18th May, is only two months away. We need to start collecting items to sell: books, unwanted gifts/nearly new, homemade crafts, jam and chutney (cakes/plants nearer the time).
This is our annual fund raiser and we are inviting other WI groups and we hope to make a good impression, so please may we ask for your support. On the day we will still need to borrow garden
tables please but we do have sufficient chairs. We thought it would be nice to decorate the garden with colourful bunting (e.g. triangles) any volunteers to make some? Thank you.
At the last meeting we asked for interest in the Denman in Bloom open afternoons in April, unfortunately only 6 people expressed an interest, this was for 14th April. This being too few to organise a
trip but if those people would like to travel together then we can put you all in contact.
Lady Denman Cup Competition 2013, “If I were...for a day, I would...”. Fill in the blanks and let your imagination run wild! Fictional account of your day in no more than 500 words. Closing date 27th June. More details at the meeting or from Federation House.
Local WI Group Meeting - Packington and Maxstoke WI are this year hosting the Arden Group of WI’s ( Arley, Fillongley Lite, Kingsbury, Packington and Maxstoke and Ridge Lane) inviting us to a group meeting at Maxstoke Village Hall on Thursday 25th April at 7pm to hear Geoff Todd’s talk entitled Getting “Organ”ised. Tickets £5 from us or at the door. Competition – An item using buttons as a decoration.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Book Club

Hello Ladies,

We had an encouraging meeting on Wednesday at the Book Club and looked at various recommended book titles. It was decided it would be best to avoid new titles purely from a cost perspective, the thinking being that we could look at these at a later date. Therefore the chosen book to read is ‘Me before you’ by Jojo Moyes with the review meeting on April 3rd at 8pm at Fillongley Social club.

Having taken WI advice regarding the club, we are pleased to inform you that it works on the same principle as the WI and is open to all ladies, either members or guests. The only cost involved is obtaining the book in whatever format you prefer. The Committee will oversee the Club and keep you all informed. Please feel free to join in.

Click the book to the right to go to the Amazon site to buy or read reviews and to look inside the book.

Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Book Club and Walking club

Hello Ladies,
A reminder that the Book Club has its first meeting tomorrow night at the Manor Pub, Fillongley, Wednesday 27th February at 7.30pm in the bar to discuss book choices, ideas and future meeting venues.
The Walking Group will meet next Wednesday 6th March at 8pm at Fillongley Social Club to discuss walks and people’s availability.
Please do come along and join in.
Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

February Meeting

Another great evening at the WI in Fillongley.  Thanks to SewArty of Kenilworth for their demonstration of various craft items.

For those of you wanting to follow up on this, here's a link to their website.  SewArty

February meeting

Hello Ladies,
At our Meeting tomorrow we will have a talk and hands on demonstration by Di Carter of Sew Arty from Kenilworth. We will also have the pottery from last month’s meeting to return to you.
Look at our lovely pottery pieces, made last month, they are very impressive; or visit the Utterly Pottery facebook page 

If you wish to become a member or renew a membership you may do so again this month. Membership is £33 or dual membership £14.80(for those belonging to more than one WI).
Please note that anyone not renewing at this time will be suspended from the Federation mailing list.

Our Garden Party on May 18th, 2-5pm, at Station House, Arley is fast approaching. We are happy to collect your donations of books, unwanted gifts and preserves from now on at meetings.
Plants and cakes will be collected nearer the time but if you are able to bake a cake, please let us know beforehand. We would also like to borrow garden tables for the afternoon if you are
able to help with this. If you are able to spend an hour on the day helping, please do let us know. Thank you. 
Book Club – meeting at the Manor Pub, Fillongley Wednesday 27th February at 7.30pm in the bar to discuss book choices, ideas and future meeting venues.

Walking Group – please see Olivia at the end of tomorrow’s meeting.

WI Annual Federation Meeting at Stoneleigh Park, 20th March, please say if you would like to attend.

Denman in Bloom, the recent email sent to you, offered 2 open afternoon visits to the gardens, these will be on Sunday 14 April and Sunday 28 April from 1pm-5pm. Admission is £3. Children under 16 can enter for free. Please let us know if you would be interested in an organised trip.

Sarah’s Blue Cross fundraising dinner dance on March 16th at Maxstoke Golf Club. We have some ladies interested in this event, if you would like to join a WI table, partners optional, please email asap.

Kind regards,
Fillongley Lite WI Committee. 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Denman in Bloom

Dear Federation Secretaries,
In April and May 2013 we are holding a bulb festival, kindly sponsored by Walkers Bulbs. A host of daffodils, tulips and crocuses will be on display in the grounds of Denman and to celebrate, we have organised a range of flower themed courses, so you can try a new skill AND experience the glories of our gardens at the same time.
We will also be hosting two open afternoons, where you can come and stroll in the Denman gardens and treat yourself to a cream tea. These will be on Sunday 14 April and Sunday 28 April from 1pm-5pm. Admission is £3. Children under 16 can enter for free. Individuals can pay at the gate. If you would like to bring a coach, you must purchase your tickets in advance by calling us on 01865 391 991.
I’d be grateful for anything you can do to spread word about the Denman in Bloom open afternoons and the courses listed above. It would be great if you could add it to your newsletters and link your website to the Denman Forthcoming Events section: http://www.denman.org.uk/forthcoming-events/denman-bulb-festival/19.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you require further information.
Best wishes,
Kate Bullas
Marketing and Communications Manager
Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NW
T: 01865 391991 Ext. 222
F: 01865 391966
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