What’s For Lunch?

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You are invited to come and see  






MAY 26TH 2016


Cost £5

Contact Judith 01572 737761 quilt9@gmail.com


Money raised from this will go towards the funding of the Oak tree Wing WI are to plant in the playing fields, to commemorate Wing WI’s 90th birthday. The tree will be planted in November.


We now have a Facebook Group

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

As most of my friends and family live, eat and breath Facebook I’ve started a Facebook group Wing Community Group  so that news about Wing becomes part of your life too. “Web sites are so yesterday” a social media expert of my acquaintance said to me at the weekend. So hence this new group.  It is a Closed group – as with the village we don’t want just anyone expressing their opinion – so just send a message to me, John Oakley, using any means at your disposal and I’ll add you to the group.

Once you are a member you can add others.

And then if you have a concern, such as speed though the village, incontinent dogs ( or owners), state of roads or pathways etc. you can voice your opinion – or an idea; there is a lively discussion going on about putting on a panto –  and hopefully discuss it with fellow residents and/or friends.

Let’s get back to the communications we had when Sheila Casey had the Post Office.

Other social media channels will be considered.



Rutland Open Studios 2016 – now in its 10th year

Rutland Open Studios is now in its tenth year and offers an excellent opportunity to visit artists’ studios and see their work.

Open studios is happening again throughout Rutland on June
11th – 12th
18th – 19th
25th – 26th.

Entry is free and details can be found on

There will be a taster exhibition at the during Rutland Show on Sunday June 5th where artists and craftsmen will be demonstrating their skills.

This years brochure will be available from mid April from shops, hotels,
pubs and public information centres.

Two artist are opening their studios in Wing Mary Rodgers and Angela Harding.

Also their studios will be open for Open Gardens on June 19th.

Lets Celebrate Being British

Regardless of the outcome of the EU Referendum we are a British village. So why not celebrate this by putting on a traditional British Pantomime this Christmas. We must have a wealth of talent in the village, many of which have been involved in days of yore in the Village Panto. Surely we can put together a group to keep this tradition alive. It is part of the British culture which we should not let die.

We took our granddaughters to a Panto in Vancouver, Canada, last Christmas and they LOVED it. If a few ex-pats with no experience can entertain a theatre full of neighbours we should be able to do the same or better. Join the discussion on our Facebook page. If you are not a Facebook user, why not? Over half the WORLD is now. We have a closed group ( to keep out half the world ) if you want an invitation to join the group send me, John Oakley, a message any way you would like. Stop me in the street. I still don’t move very fast. But preferably email me at john@wingonline.com .

Wing Cook Book Goes International – again*

Recently your reporter sent a copy of the Wing Bakes and Cakes cook book to some friends in Germany, a couple who came to my Birthday Bash a century ago. They were the “Mad Cyclists” who Cycled over from their small Town near Kiel. Christa, the distaff side of the partnership, is no mean cook herself and as recipient of the cake she made from the books recipes I can say it is going to do my diet no good at all!

Below is the letter that came with the cake.

International cook book

Below is a shot of what remains, and it isn’t a day old yet!

The cake

It’s an Engadine Nut Cake ( Endaginer Nusstorte) from Jacqueline Stroubinger-Bremar.

A most unusual and delicious construction, difficult to describe. I would say a cross between cake and shortbread biscuit. But then I have had a sheltered life.

I should add here that I am available at almost any time apart from when I am modifying peoples boilers, to give an opinion on almost anything edible from a delicate fairy cake to a humble cheese Sandwich.

* there have already been copies bought in Australia, Canada, US and South Africa.