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

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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.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

66 Years Young

Last night we celebrated the 66th Birthday for our WI in Leigh on Mendip.  Possibly a 'first' we had a fun evening of Bingo for our party!  Frank had kindly agreed to be our 'caller' and after a brief explanation of the game the Bingo got under way in earnest - with a number of prizes going to those 'first time' players!
Caroline had made a fantastic Birthday cake - not just for our Institute but also for her husband Graham, who was also celebrating his birthday (not the same year!) that day.
And then we sang Happy Birthday to Frank (who is also celebrating his birthday this weekend).
It was a lovely evening.  Thank you to all members and partners who came to our fun evening and we missed those who were unable to make it.

Here's to the next 66 years!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Meeting January 2015

An unusual start to the January meeting when 4 members of the committee performed a comical short version of Cinderella for us. Everything was said in a completely deadpan way which made it very funny. Just before the meeting arrangements for the coming year included subs being paid, raffle prizes handed in, new programmes being given out and our votes on topics for the resolutions being taken in. Business matters included a reminder about the WI birthday party at the end of the month when we would play bingo and enjoy cake as part of the refreshments and the next lunch date on 6th February. Margaret had agreed to organise these and would like some input on the location of the next one, maybe the George at Nunney.

Our talk was given by WI member Paula, who told us all about a concrete tower which had been built as a folly/mausoleum in a village called Sway in the New Forest, by a Mr A Petersen, a pioneer in this type of construction. It was completed in 1885 but had fallen into disrepair and Paula’s connection had arisen through her conservation work in the area. As well as the tower we saw pictures of many of the distinctive buildings in Sway built by Mr Petersen, again all in concrete. It was a very interesting talk and I’m sure many of us will make a point of going to look at the buildings if we are in the area.  

The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday 9th February when a caricaturist will come along to entertain us, £3 charge for anyone who would like her to do a caricature of them.

The full minutes of the meeting can be read under "Previous Meetings" on the right-hand menu.