Category Archives: Women’s Institute

Farmhouse Cookery Wing WI Thursday Sept 13th

After the business part of the meeting our speaker, Brenda Featherstone, and her daughter will be giving a demonstration of Farmhouse Cookery at 8pm in Wing Village Hall Morcott Road, Wing. As a visitor, you are welcome to attend the first part of the too which starts at 7.30pm. Visitors pay £3 for an evening’s entertainment and refreshments – such good value! More information? ask Judith 01572 737761


Wing Summer Fest 2018

Despite the, not entirely unexpected, unkind Bank Holiday weather the Wing Summer Fest was a success, thanks to the army of volunteers that moved the event under cover at the last minute using the Village Hall, the Church, Townsend House and other covered areas. The dog show went ahead undaunted by the rain and was enjoyed by the suitably skinned canine participants.

A special thanks to Sally Cox, Sarah O’Boyle and Lindsay O’Conner who bore the brunt of the organizing ( and reorganizing! ) load but thanks to everyone who made it possible.

WING WI meeting February 8th 2018 7.30pm

 Helen Phillips will be speaking on

“The Master Craftsmen of Kashmir……….

………………………………… And the search for the Real Pashmina”

You are all invited to attend, to what promises to be an interesting evening. Helen is the founder of ‘Door to the Himalayas’ her interest in this rural area began in 2010. Her company offers the opportunity for the artisans and Master craftsmen to sell to a wider market. Helen has more recently worked with women’s groups and her work continues. Do put this date in your diary and come to hear her fascinating story. We will welcome men too!!

Helen will be bringing items for sale (credit cards accepted!)

If, at all possible, would you please let the WI know if you are hoping to attend but you can just turn-up!

To help cover expenses the WI has to charge 3 pounds but that does include a cup of tea and some cake!

Judith 01572 737761 .

Sheila Casey

Sheila Casey, the always-smiling Wing village postmistress and shopkeeper, sadly died today, October 5th 2017, after a long illness following a stroke nearly 3 years ago. She had lived in The Priory, Stamford, since her stroke.

Sheila and her husband Tony had lived in Wing since coming from Church Langton nearly 50 years ago so they were closer to Preston where Tony ran the garage. When Mrs Dale retired from running the Post Office she asked Sheila if she would like to do it. Sheila was happy to accept the challenge as she had been running the village shop in Church Langton.

To begin with she ran it from a counter in the hallway at #6 and gradually started selling odds and ends. This then led her turning her dining room into a shop and re-instating the door that had been there when the same room had previously been a butcher’s shop. She really enjoyed running the shop and post office and was quite sad when she gave it up after Tony had his heart attack

The shop was always a good place for a gossip and keeping up with what was happening in the village. In a way, Sheila was following in the footsteps of her grandfather who had a shop in Kingston-on-Thames after he had learnt his trade from the original Mr Harrod!

Tony died 5 years ago but Sheila was supported by her family and the many friends she had in the village and her friends in the WI.

There will be a service to celebrate her life at a later date.


Thursday 9 February, 2.30 pm in the Village Hall.  
Bob Rollett will talk about his work in recording audio books for blind people.  Some of you will have heard Bob before when he has entertained in the Church and we are looking forward to hearing of his experiences when recording.
Visitors from Wing or elsewhere are always welcome.
For more information about the meeting or about the WI please get in touch with the secretary, Jane Gilmore:  01572 737324

Wing WI

Wing WI recently celebrated their 90th birthday with a lunch at Normanton Hall Hotel. The occasion was enjoyed by all members along with Jan Holawell  who had moved earlier this year.
In October an oak tree was planted in the playing fields to commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishing the National WI in the UK. Special thanks go to Gloria Whight for raising the money to pay for the ‘mighty’ oak.
The members had a lovely meeting in November when Marianne Parry told the history of candle making and her way of making candles. This meeting was also the AGM, the president – Lilian Clark – gave her annual report and the secretary – Jane Gilmour a resume of the past year’s activities.
The December meeting will be on at 2.30pm on Dec 8th when the speaker will be talking about Magic and this will combine with the Christmas party – all are welcome.
If you have ever thought you would like to give the WI a try come along to our meetings, the 2nd Thursday of the month.