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.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

WI Outing

On a rather chilly evening in May an outing was organised to the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.

This horse is an amazing sculpture made from old farming implements and machinery.

We had a very interesting tour led by one of their Staff and learnt so much about the history of the buildings and farming from the 1800s onwards.

The museum is on the site of the former Abbey Farm.  The magnificent 14th century Abbey Barn is among the West Country's finest buildings and the centrepiece of the site.

A great time had by all - including refreshments on the way home!  Thank you to Barbara for organising our trip.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Meeting 13 May 2019

What a busy evening we had at the May meeting. There were the usual business items, the discussion of the Resolutions, the election of President, a show and tell session and refreshments, including savoury nibbles, provided by the committee.

Outings had been enjoyed to the Rural Life Museum and the Spring Road Show and Barbara encouraged members to attend one of these interesting shows if they get a chance. Looking ahead the Frome Group social would be held on Thursday 4th July from 2 to 4pm at Buckland Dinham, your £4 entry charge would include tea and cake and a chance to try golf croquet, names to be taken at the June meeting. In August we would have two Leigh events. The belated ACWW walk would take place on Friday 9th from 2pm and the Presidents evening on Monday 12th from 6pm on the Rec Field, with another chance to try the golf croquet.

In the Resolutions section we heard about the decline of bus services in rural areas and the importance of having smear tests. We had interesting discussions on both topics resulting in giving Mary the option to decide our vote at the National AGM for the buses but to vote in favour about promoting the smear test.

The AGM included a review of the year from Secretary Jan Pattison, presentation of the accounts by Treasurer Caroline Harris and a short summary of her first year as President from Mary Mears. We then confirmed committee members for the coming year and voted on our choice of President which was won by Mary who agreed to stand for another year.

We then had our “show and tell” session with several members telling us what the object they had brought in meant to them.

The meeting on June 10th will have stories from a puppy walker.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Leigh on Mendip Summer Fair


The WI are running the Tombola Stall at the Summer Fair (Saturday 15 June 2019).

Please ask your friends and                            
neighbours if they have any bottles they would like to donate towards the Stall.

Funds raised are divided between all the Village organisations who take part in this event.

Thank You!