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.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Litter Pick - Saturday 14 March

Thank you to everyone in the Village who turned out to help clear litter from the roads and lanes of Leigh on Mendip.  Many hands make light work!  Hopefully, when others see the area looking so good they will think twice before throwing rubbish out of car windows.

Thank you also to the ladies who provided tea and cakes on our return to the Hall.  Delicious!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Meeting on 9 March 2015

March was Barbara’s turn to chair the meeting, with quite a lot of news about events members had attended and occasions to come. Sue Rodford had information about a meadow project run in conjunction with Somerset Wildlife Trust where she had learnt all about planting areas with wild flowers and also told us about an upcoming non WI outing, a garden festival at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells which will run from 20th to 24th June, more info online.

The first Friday lunch in March at the Waggon and Horses had not taken place as it was thought very few were free. However this turned out not to be the case so can we all be sure to reply to Margaret’s e mail one way or the other in future so she knows at least approximate numbers, it does usually have to be booked up. We are going to try again with the Waggon and Horses in April on Friday 10th (first one being Good Friday).

Jan told us about a walking tour on Fri 24th July round a farm which specialises in rearing chickens starting around 10.30 and including lunch, you should have received an e mail on this.

Unfortunately our speaker from Happy Landings Animal Shelter was taken ill earlier in the day and had to cancel. Margaret had stepped into the breach with a quiz based on numbers and letters standing for “well known” phrases and facts. There were 80 questions and it’s easy to judge how hard it was from the fact the winning team only scored 38. Strangely though most of us found it really absorbing and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. If time hadn’t been called I think one or two may still be there determined to solve it all!

The next meeting will be on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm, the talk being titled “Pudding Kitchen”, hope we get some tasters!

Kilmersdon Road Show March 10th 2015

We were welcomed by County Chairman Margaret Bigg who introduced all the board of trustees and WI advisers. They all enthused about the various committees they served on and encouraged us to join in all the events to be organised this year.

While we listened the centenary baton was passed round to everyone in the hall. And we heard about all the events the baton committee had been to in the last week.

After the business we walked to the bottom of Jack and Jill hill and Margaret Bigg dressed as Jill and the Avon County chairman dressed as Jack posed for photographs of Jill passing the baton to Jack. 

After lunch our speaker was the town crier from Wells who gave us the history of the town crier and he passed on lots of gems of wisdom.
Finally 3 members of Kilmersdon entertained us with a short ditty about HRT. An excellent day out and a pity more members are not interested in attending.
Barbara Turner




Sunday, 8 March 2015

Visit to Frogmary Farm

Dear Members

You may wish to check out this website for more information on our proposed visit to Frogmary Farm on 24 July 2015.


Hope you will be able to come.