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 Mary Mears

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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.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

WI elves were very busy making Santa - and having a lot of fun meanwhile!

At last night's meeting we had a very interesting and amusing time! There were plenty of laughs and a great deal of success. Father Christmas will most certainly be coming to Leigh on Mendip this year!
Sue R has sent me lots of photos:
                     Merry Christmas! 

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Denman Christmas Fair and Real Jam Festival

What a treat! Caroline and I went to Denman College today to see the festivities and marvel at the entries in the Real Jam festival. The presentation was simply stunning! There were many more entries than last year! It occurred to me to wonder just how many jars of gorgeous home made jam and preserves there must be across the country now? For each one at Denman there must surely be 4 or 5 at home? Wow!
The grounds and the house are quite superb! It was so lovely to spend some time there amongst the pretty decorations, the stalls and lots of visitors.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Three WI events in one day!

The day began early, baking a cake ready for the Church Christmas Fair in the evening. Then six of us went off to the Woolpack in Beckington for a delicious lunch, very tasty and, as usual, excellent conversation and company.
Next, we walked up the road to the Baptist church for the Group Carol Service. It was perfect! The church was lovely, the organist played beautifully and the minister was very friendly and welcoming. He lead the service very sensitively, making short, very relevant comments after each reading. Everyone really enjoyed it.

And finally, we went down to the hall for the church Christmas fair. It was a very sociable evening, with plenty of visitors and lots of lovely refreshments. Thanks to various donations (including some chutney, jam and lemon curd from our honorary member, Richard!) we made £40. Barbara sold  a huge table full of cakes and Caroline's bric a brac stall did well for the flower festival.

A busy and very pleasant day!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A great beginning to all of our festive events!

Last Saturday saw us taking over the American Museum! It was a fabulous, sunny day and more than 20 WI members with family and friends had a very informal visit to look around the buildings. Each room in the house was beautifully and tastefully decorated for Christmas; this year's theme is engineering, reflected in the sparkling cogs and springs which covered the huge tree in the hall.

Yesterday 20 members enjoyed a very special evening at the Duke of Cumberland in Holcombe. We enjoyed scintillating company, good conversation, great food and a lovely time! Thank you everyone! June B had been over to the Food Bank and let us know how pleased they were to receive our 'Secret Santa' gifts.

Barbara took some photos, which I shall post on here soon.