When and where we meet:

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

Visitors welcome!

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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! Everyone welcome.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Did you realise that.....

......our speaker at the group Meeting in Nunney on Tuesday 8 October is not a speaker but
The Ukelele Band!
Have a re think about whether or not you would like to come along! It promises to be a really good evening! Don't miss out! 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Somerset Federation 95th Birthday

At Woodlands Castle near Taunton today a large group of WI members gathered to celebrate 95 years of the Somerset Federation of WIs. We arrived during persistent rain, which meant we could only look at the beautiful gardens. No-one wanted to go out in case the rather sumptuous hats and outfits were spoiled! Our Chair, Margaret Bigg, welcomed us and we all toasted the 95th anniversary. Then we sat down to a delightful afternoon tea, served on china cake stands and eaten from delicate china plates. The cake was decorated with Cheddar Pinks made from sugar! Quite fantastic! The company was excellent and a good time was had by all.

Programme for 2014

Last evening we had a very successful time and came to totally unanimous decisions on every topic discussed! Everyone had time to air their views and we were all in complete agreement on next year's  WI timetable and programme. It promises to be a very varied and lively series of meetings, with a couple of visits and a bonus visit for this year!
We were trying to think of a good venue, with plenty of things to do and see ( + a café!) and came up with the American Museum in Bath. Val mentioned that their Christmas displays are spectacular so we were trying to find a date in November 2014 which would suit.... and  all of a sudden Mary suggested 'why not do it this year?' Which seemed like an excellent idea!
So,  if you would like to go, too, set aside Saturday 30 November 2013, leaving here at around 11. If we have a group of 15 the cost will be £7 - so we could take along friends and family to boost numbers. They have a café where we could have lunch (pay for that on top of the £7) and then wander round as we please.  For fewer than 15, the cost is £8 for over 60s and £9 for everyone else.
Please let me know if you wish to join the party.

Dave Crisp and the Frome Hoard

What a great evening! We were very pleased to welcome guests from our village and several local WIs to hear all about how Dave Crisp discovered the Frome Hoard of Roman coins. It was fascinating to hear how it all works, the legalities and the history of Dave's finds. It really does create a firm link with the people who walked here before us.

Monday, 2 September 2013

We have just enjoyed lunch at The Bell Inn!

Today turned out to be another lovely sunny one! Perfect for a walk and a very sociable and enjoyable lunch together! We caught up on all the latest news and started to think about the musical instrument - themed cake which one of our members (we hope) will make for the Autumn Group Meeting on 8 October. We are looking forward to Monday's meeting and it seems that lots of invitations have been issued to family and friends. There were some really good ideas suggested, too, for the programme planning meeting on16 September, so it looks as if we'll have plenty of discussion and some decisions to make that night.
Next WI lunch will be on Friday 4 October and we'll ring the changes by going to the Knatchbull Arms in Stoke St Michael. Weather permitting, I think I shall walk there!

Here we are, the first Friday of September is already looming into view!
Are you free and able to meet at the pub, 12.15 for 12.30 lunch? Please let me know by Wednesday so that I can book a table for us. Check out the lunch time menu on The Bell Inn website: (thebellinnleigh.co.uk) in addition to the usual baguette and chips, they also do a range of filled jacket potatoes! Several people last time chose the smoked salmon option from the main menu starters which looked really good!
There are two of us so far!