When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Barbara Turner

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Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

April Monthly Meeting

There were reminders in April about the AGM and recipe swap for our May meeting and notice from Barbara that she will be standing down as president and that we need both more general committee members and someone to replace her. After the AGM, when we will also discuss the Resolutions, there will be a social activity and as usual the committee will provide the refreshments.

Various recent social occasions had been enjoyed including a theatre trip to the Merlin, the monthly coffee morning in the Hall and the first Friday lunch in the Bell. For the latter we were pleased to be joined by Sparks, our ex-president, who was in Leigh visiting. We were reminded to return the bulb orders by the May meeting and given notice of the Women Walk the World event which would take place on 30th April.

For our entertainment Daniel Mears told us a little about the names, ingredients and origins of various Cocktails and then mixed some for us with a few of the members making their own with his help. He also made some Mocktails with various fruit juices and we were able to sample these at the end of his talk. It made for a very interesting and enjoyable evening, something maybe a little different from many people’s perception of the WI!

Our May meeting will be the AGM at 7.30 on the 8th

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter

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Wishing all our members a Very Happy Easter.

April Monthly Meeting - Cocktails and Mocktails

Thank you to Daniel Mears for entertaining us at our April Monthly meeting.

It was fun learning about the history behind cocktails and then for Sue, Jane and Jan Pattison to take turns in making cocktails. Measuring the drinks, adding ice and using the cocktail shaker. All beautifully decorated with stirrers, straws and umbrellas!!


April Monthly Lunch

Our usual Monthly Lunch at The Bell in Leigh on Mendip.  So lovely that Sparks was able to join us.  We heard all about her new life and her seafaring adventures with John.  5 ladies from Leigh WI were there.
Please join us next month if you are free - Friday 5 May at 12.15pm

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Monthly Meeting March 2017

We had been busy in the weeks before the March meeting, joining in the village clean up, enjoying a lunch in the Bell and a coffee morning in the Hall as well as taking part in the Tarmac Trophy quiz. Earlier in the day some members had attended the Road Show at Beckington where there had been a very good speaker talking about her diplomatic life in Pakistan and Bangladesh and plenty of information available about all sorts of issues.

Barbara again mentioned the Denman fundraising and suggested a jumble sale in the autumn which several members agreed to help with. We may also hold a 'Soup & Pud' lunch.  On a different topic, we are also going to look again at the idea of knitting Twiddle Muffs, maybe as an extension of the Craft and Cuppa group. Looking ahead to April some members are going to the Merlin Theatre on the 6th and Sunday 30th is the Women Walk the World day which we usually support but no plans in place yet.  We will probably start from the village about 2.30pm and end up having tea and cake!

The Resolutions for the National AGM in June had been chosen and would be about “Plastic Soup” and “Loneliness”. We would discuss these at our May meeting and needed 2 people to speak on each, one for and one against.

We then had a talk on UK Calendar Customs from Daphne Atkinson. She showed us pictures and gave us details of many strange and amusing activities which take place in various towns and villages all over the UK on specific dates in the year, some familiar, most not.

At our meeting at 7.30 on April 10th we will hear about (and taste!) Cocktails and Mocktails from Daniel Mears

Friday, 10 March 2017

What a Load of Rubbish!!!

Many thanks to all the residents of Leigh on Mendip who turned up on Saturday 4 March to help with the Litter Pick.  And 'Thank You' to the ladies who were serving tea and cake to everyone who returned to the Hall after their hard work.

Our roads and lanes are now much cleaner and hopefully will stay that way.  Thank you to those walkers who regularly clear the rubbish they see - it has certainly made a difference to the amount collected on this annual event.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Monthly Meeting February 2017

Names were being taken in February for the coming Roadshow at Beckington and the Hall quiz both in March and for the theatre outing to the Merlin in Frome on April 6th. Recent social events included the fundraising breakfast for Denman organised by Barbara and the Leigh WI birthday party, both hosted by Shelagh. In March we would as usual have the first Friday lunch in the Bell, the coffee morning on the 6th and on Saturday the 4th the village litter pick. Looking ahead to June we are once again running the produce and cake stall at the fete with the addition of ice creams, in small tubs for convenience. Mary has stepped into the breach and will be representing us at the February fete meeting.

The breakfast raised over £50 for Denman but Barbara explained we have been asked to raise even more to help them to continue to exist and provide such a valuable and enjoyable educational and social resource. She asked us to think of any ideas we could use.

Our talk was about Frome FM radio which you may be able to pick up on 96.6fm. The range is officially 5 miles from Frome but Helen Ottaway, their chair, assured us she was still able to tune in when she arrived in Leigh. They are on air 24 hours a day with a mix of music and talk shows. In April they will be moving to the new town hall in Frome on Christchurch St and Helen encouraged us to drop in and see how things work, there will be other organisations on site including the Tourist Information and a café, so well worth making the trip.

Our meeting at 7.30 on March 13th will include a talk called UK Calendar Customs