WI Leics & Rutland Spring Council Meeting

The meeting was held at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen and attended by members of most of the WI’s in the counties. Wing WI was represented by Gloria Whight, Ann Thompson, Ros King, Jane Gilmour and Judith Oakley.
 wi spring council meeting
The speakers were excellent,  amongst them Jenny Gilbert, Company Director of A J Adkinson & Son Funeral Directors who organised Richard III’s funeral, Baroness Hazel Byford, of Rothley Martin Hindle of Leicester Hospital Charity and Michael Portillo.


Singlies Lunch 14 March

There was a Lunch laid on in the Hall on Sunday for those residents who lived alone. Your correspondent was present as a side line from writing for the Guardian and because it was thought I looked a little peaky and in need of nourishment. Joanne Beaver did the tricky bit, the cooking, while the rest of us concentrated on what marks to award. The panel were Cynthia, and her friend Margaret from Uppingham, Doreen, Allan, the new villager from the bungalows. Cyril invited Roger the Plot as his friend and at 13:00 Z sharp, we were away. The meal was pronounced a success with full marks awarded and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed mine. On the menu was local Rare Breed Pork generously supplied by Pheasants Roost of Manton. As you would expect from our Blue Riband chef, there were all the trimmings. The main meal was followed by a choice of sweets, A rich chocolate gateaux, a healthy fresh fruit salad and a delicious crumble.  Those that didn’t attend missed a treat. Avoid dissapointment, get your name down for the next one!

Pork Lunch

Margret, Cynthia and Doreen being delicate eaters were coming in last.

Roast pork Joint

What we all enjoyed.

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.