Author Archives: Cornwall Federation of WIs

Happy WI Day!

CFWI would like to wish all of our members a very happy WI Day! On 16 September 1915, the first Women’s Institute met on the island of Anglesey in North Wales, making the WI 106 years old today. The WI … Continue reading

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Pensilva WI Begins Meeting Again

Pensilva WI met for the first time in 18 months this week. A large group of members was shown how to create simple flower arrangements for the home by Pensilva members Cherry, Frances, Jean and Verna. Cherry showed the group … Continue reading

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Change to Online Digital Photography Workshops

Our tutor for the Online Digital Photography Workshops scheduled for October has had to cancel. However, photographer David Chapman has stepped in to take her place! The new dates of the course are Monday 18 October and Monday 1 November. … Continue reading

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More WI Tour of Britain Involvement!

Well done to all the members of Crowlas & Ludgvan WI who made the craft stall on Penzance promenade such a success. With a great position close to the start of the Tour of Britain cycle race, sales were reported … Continue reading

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Gaolbirds Get Involved with Tour of Britain

Members of Bodmin Gaolbirds WI set up a stall at the Tour of Britain Community Festival in Priory Park, Bodmin yesterday. Pictured here are Trudy, Mary and Pam. They all commented on how good it was to be out in … Continue reading

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South Hill WI Members Learn about The Last Huskies in Antarctica

Members of South Hill WI were treated to a wonderfully interesting talk by John Killingbeck about ‘The Last Huskies in Antarctica’. John brought many artefacts from his 1960s and 1990s surveying trips to Antarctica. These included sealskin boots, clothing, dog … Continue reading

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Penpol and Point WI Celebrates 45th Birthday

Great fun was had on a windy, but dry August afternoon as Penpol and Point WI celebrated their 45th birthday at Point Orchard. Over 30 members attended the tea party, some of whom hadn’t seen each other for nearly 18 … Continue reading

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Trevone WI: The Last of the Summer Picnics

Twenty two members of Trevone WI met last week for a summer picnic in glorious sunshine – the last picnic the members held had been in rolling sea mist and was quite chilly! The women all brought their own lunches … 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 August column: WI members have been honing their computer skills by keeping in touch, and advancing their general knowledge by taking part in lectures, especially those … Continue reading

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Tea at Three in Perranarworthal

Taking a chance with a very iffy weather forecast, Perranarworthal WI decided to go ahead and meet up for Tea at Three on the local playing field. Members brought their own camping chairs and drink, and a range of delicious … Continue reading

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