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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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Ovarian Cancer Resolution

This year there were 66,312 individual resolution selections cast by WI members and the most popular resolution from the short list,  receiving 30,240 selections, was A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer.  The wording of … Continue reading

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Local Resolution Process

Does your WI have an idea for a local resolution? Is there something one of your members would like to see change in Cornwall? Is there a local issue your WI has already been discussing and/or advocating for? The Local … Continue reading

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Hayle WI Gets Out and About!

Recently, a group of women from Hayle WI met for a socially distanced walk at Godolphin Estate. They enjoyed seeing the bluebells and beautiful primroses as well as listening to the varied birdsong. Coffee and cake was also consumed, of … Continue reading

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Garden Coffee Mornings for Six in Mawnan

The members of Mawnan WI have managed to stay in touch with one another throughout the pandemic by holding virtual meetings and outside events when allowed. The current restriction to groups of six makes getting together quite a challenge! Realising … Continue reading

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