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Renhold WI

The WI

Renhold WI was formed in 1923 and is still thriving in the Village.

We meet in the Village Hall, Wilden Road on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Our meetings are as informal as possible starting with some brief WI business then usually we have an outside speaker. 


We always end the evening with a cup of tea and a chat!

We also have several social events for our members such as 'LIght Bites at Little Hatch' plus visits to nearby places of interest and a river trip. 

The visitors free for our meetings is £3.50.

Contact us here or just turn up, You will be assured of a warm welcome. You can also find information about events on Facebook.

For further info contact Vice President Mrs. Pat Lindsey of Renhold WI on 01234 354838 

Current Programme

2018

Date


1st March
Marston Vale Forest Centre
 
5th April
A.G.M./Memory Keeping/Renhold W.I. Photo Archive
Voting will take place for President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee.

3rd May
NOW
Dealing with stress & anxiety, relaxation, improving memory, confidence & self esteem

7th June
FLOWERS & FARMING - Martin Roberts
Another great talk by Martin, Head Gardener at Howbury Hall 

5th July
M.S. CENTRE - Paula Priestley
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre talk

2nd August
OIL PAINTING DEMO - Michael Peachey
c/w humorous talk, for non-art lovers

6th September
STAINED GLASS - NOT JUST FOR CHURCHES - Anna Conti
Funny Anecdotes.  TV expert. Demo and Slides

4th October
MUSICAL MEMORIES - Peter Scrivener
On Clarinet and Saxaphone,  with anecdotes

1st November
THE WARTIME HOUSEWIFE - Elizabeth Biff
Old values for a modern world

6th December
CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Committee



Unless stated otherwise, Renhold WI meets at Renhold Village Hall, Wilden Road, Renhold

RENHOLD W.I. FUND-RAISING EVENTS 2018
MAKE SURE YOU ARE INCLUDED IN OUR EMAIL CONTACTS LIST TO BE KEPT UPDATED:-  renholdwi@gmail.com

12th March
Village Walk

9th April
Village Walk

21st May
Village Walk

June (Date TBC)
Boat trip on the River Great Ouse

6th July
Light Bites at Little Hatch

August (Date TBC)
Tea Party

TBA
Tour of Mowsbury Park/Picnic

TBA






Renhold WI

Report of Renhold WI meeting

7.30pm Thursday 1st Feb 2018

Renhold Village Hall

Warm Welcome to all - and new members/visitors

A rousing chorus of Jerusalem. (sung unaccompanied as technology let us down).

Next WI Walk is 10am on the 12th Feb at Moggerhanger Park - Snowdrops and Café. Meet at the car park at 10am - visitors welcome.

WI Summer Boat Trip (19th July 2018) - from Bedford to Great Barford please let Julie Roberts have numbers and deposit ASAP

February Craft Show and Tell

Claudette Slater then presented an array of knitted garments which she had been making for many years. A fabulous display of her work and skill.

Julie Gillett presented a series of beautiful quilts that she has made by hand and machine in various techniques, then a knitted Cuckoo clock for a grandchild, and some beautiful stained glass work that she learned and developed after going to Denman College.

Sonia Warby showed us her range of wooden bowls that had been carefully decorated by a burning technique (Pyrography), she was inspired by Julie and took up an opportunity to learn a new skill, and she has now got some new equipment for Christmas.

Jeanette Roberts demonstrated her skills in Crochet work with some baby shawls and baby blankets that she has created, in a variation of stitch techniques a particularly difficult one was a Christmas throw in deep red, which we all admired. Jeanette then was happy to demonstrate a basic crochet stitch to the meeting.

Mavis Heaume is the master of many craft skills and showed us her beautiful decorated padded boxes, modelled her intricate knitting and showed us her artwork, her sewing and Christmas decorations. A fabulous show.

Rita Haylock bought us some tiny paper shirts made from the inside of old envelopes which fascinated the meeting. These are used to decorate cards. Tiny and intricate.

Sue Brunsden then showed us her knitted mice, a bride and groom and several other figures that she knits for fun.

Pat Lindsay then thanked all the participants and said what a fabulous display of local talent and skill in our members. A huge round of applause was given.

Refreshments and Social we then cut our 95th Birthday Cake

With Pat Lindsay and Claudette then we all enjoyed some birthday cake and tea.

A Raffle was held and the stall was opened for business

Date of next meeting 

7.30pm

Thursday 1st March 2018

Renhold Village Hall

For a talk on Marston Vale

WI Archive

February 2018 - WI Update

January 2018 - WI Update

December 2017 - WI Update

October 2017 - WI - Colin Wolf - Bedford Cemetery

September 2017 - WI - Martin Roberts 

22nd August - WI Walk here

August 2017 Meeting - Carriage Driving