WING WI APRIL MEETING: Thursday April 14, 7.30 pm Mediaeval Crafts


Thursday April 14, 7.30 pm  Mediaeval Crafts

The April meeting is on Thursday 14 April, at 7.30 pm.  Having been back to wartime at the March meeting, this month takes us further back in history to mediaeval times, with Sue Jones as the speaker.  We hope to take the chance of some practical experience of crafts practised by our ancestors, certainly to learn more about them.

2016 is the 90th anniversary of Wing WI which was founded on 6 November 1926, so we are only 11 years younger than the whole WI movement in Britain. Visitors are always welcome as are new members so if anyone would like more information about what we do or is interested in joining us please do contact the secretary, Jane Gilmore on 01572 737324

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.  Some of the winter meetings are in the afternoon at 2.30, otherwise at 7.30 in the evening in the Village Hall in Wing.

Chris Thorneloe RIP

Chris Thorneloe – 11th May 1929 to 11th February 2016

Chris was born and brought up in Leicester and Leicestershire.  His Prep school was evacuated to the countryside during the War. One memorable day he woke up to find that the Royal Train had stopped on the line at the bottom of the school grounds so the school had an impromptu Royal Visit.
The family evacuated from Leicester to Charnwood Forest where his mother reared rabbits for food and he lived in a caravan for part of the time.  He played rugby for Westleigh who were great rivals to Stoneygate at that time. He also played cricket and sailed National dinghies on the Trent.
He was educated at Rugby school.  Spending his National Service in the Royal Navy playing rugby and driving for the Military Police with very little time actually spent at sea.
He worked for the family hosiery firm “Thorneloe and Clarkson” in Leicester, spending a lot of time on the road selling their Beau Brummel range of clothes.
When a young man he enjoyed a sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads and had many holidays in narrowboats on the canal networks in later years.
He fathered 3 children with his first wife. Charles, Mandy and Clare who provided him with grand children and some have also delivered greatgrandchildren. He married Wendy in 1968 and lived at Billesdon for a few years until the Family firm shut down. Several years of moving around the country followed including stops at Cropredy, Leicester and Abergavenny before settling at Wing in 1975 when he became manager of Corah’s factory in Oakham until he retired. Chris and Wendy had many Holidays in North Norfolk where they would catch shrimps. He enjoyed travelling the world on holidays and would always endeavour to learn a few words of the local language. They also enjoyed holidaying all over the UK and spent many happy hours planning the route and stopping points.
He quickly immersed himself in Wing village life, was an active member of the church, became a member of the PCC and Church warden, taking part in village theatrical productions.
In retirement Chris continued with his passion for gardening and developed his interest in painting, he took up swimming as part of his daily routine, continued supporting both village pubs and enjoyed travelling in the UK and abroad. Chris loved gardening and spent a lot of the winter planning what he would grow and where to plant it in the spring. A lot of pub conversation would involve gardening successes and failures and favourite methods of germinating seeds. Missed Wendy greatly when she died in 2013 but continued to make the most of life and communicated with friends and family every day.
He could not dig due to a fused back and formed a great friendship with Vic who helped him in the garden. Vic and Barbara showed Dad great kindness and enabled him to remain at home and live independently. As did so many others in the community.
The Family wish to thank the wonderful volunteers who gave so generously of their time to provide the refreshments at Chris’s wake. We were delighted to see so many old friend and relations and others who had known Chris over the years who came to celebrate his life.
Charles Thorneloe

Peter and Dad
Peter and Chris


Shrimping 1
Dad and Gemma 1
Chris and Gemma
Dad and french tart Wendy
Chris and French Tart Wendy
Dad with pint
Chris and his pint
Dad  dancing at Donnas wedding
Chris dancing at Donna’s wedding

Pheasants Roost, Food for Thought Food shop

Jane Hollingsworth and her husband run a super home reared meat business in Manton, the Pheasants Roost, Food for Thought Food shop.sheep
They are donating home reared pork for this coming Sunday lunch and are donating beef for the next one. See our Trades and Services page for details of their offerings and how you can agree “We think we’ve found the Magic in the Meat”.

Sunday Lunch 13 March

If you live alone, why not join me, Joanne Beaver, for Sunday Lunch in Wing Village Hall.

If there is sufficient support, I am willing to make it a regular event.

12:30 for 1pm     (There is no upper or lower age limit, just that you live alone, friends welcome )

This month the roast will be :

Roast Pork  plus a choice of puddings 

£6 :00 Advance booking essential.   (By Saturday 12 March please. )
You are welcome to bring your own wine.

A Booking List will be in the VILLAGE HALL or telephone Joanne Beaver 737286.  or