Author Archives: Cornwall Federation of WIs

Get Your Ticket for the NFWI Annual Meeting!

This year’s NFWI Annual Meeting will take place as a virtual event on Tuesday 8 June.  Tickets, which cost £9, will give you access to the meeting which will include an overview of the WI over the past year, as … Continue reading

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CFWI Walk: Discovering Rough Tor

Don’t miss the deadline to apply for our upcoming guided walk to the summit of Rough Tor on 9 July! This circular walk is over uneven ground, involves uphill sections and can be marshy, so walking boots or stout walking … Continue reading

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The Covid Chronicles: Be a Part of History!

Tell us about your life during the Covid pandemic! We are compiling an illustrated record of 2020,to document the lives of Cornwall WI members in the momentous year we have just passed through. This is history in the making and … Continue reading

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Hold a Cream Tea for Cornwall Air Ambulance!

Join the Cornwall Air Ambulance in June and hold a Heli Cream Tea! This is the perfect opportunity to catch up over a cuppa, knowing that the money you raise will go towards saving lives in Cornwall and the Isles … Continue reading

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A Bluebell Walk for Illogan WI

Six members of Illogan WI went to Tehidy Woods for a walk to see the bluebells. When they stopped for a photo shoot, a passer-by offered to take a picture of them. Her dog decided to join the picture and … Continue reading

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New CFWI Federation Secretary

For those of you who don’t know, our beloved Federation Secretary Barb Peters will be leaving us soon. Barb’s last day of work at Chy Noweth will be 27 May. Barb will be hugely missed! If you’d like to drop … Continue reading

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Book Review – Back to Nature: How to Love Life – and Save It

In contrast with the last book we reviewed, Chris Packham’s is an angry and unsettling book. Part memoir, part scientific study, and part polemic, this book excoriates the dysfunctional way in which the natural world is managed in the UK, … Continue reading

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Mawnan Spring Flower Show

For the last few years, Mawnan WI has hosted a community event for Get Creative Week. In the 2020 Lockdown the theme was creating bunting. The decorated houses and gardens cheered people up so the members decided that for this … Continue reading

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Book Review – Orchard: A Year in England’s Eden

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide – from A Shropshire Lad by A E Housman, 1896 Orchards are not only beautiful, they are … Continue reading

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‘WI Talk’ by Sheila Goldsworthy

Sheila Goldsworthy writes a wonderful monthly WI column for The Cornishman. Here is Sheila’s April column: Although restrictions are easing, WI members are still not meeting as normal. However, in good WI tradition, the WI does not encourage members to … Continue reading

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