When is this
I’m sorry, Jacqualine, but it was last Friday.
We’ve arrived safely
It’s so pleasing to see the local community taking an interest in such an important problem which is only going to get worse. Cornwall will be affected severely due to its coastal location and this will have an adverse impact on tourism. It’s better to work together now to come up with an action plan for the stormier weather, rising sea levels and drier summers and try to minimize the damage done to Cornwall as an exposed peninsula.
Please add Pensilva W.I to the list of W. I s with a Facebook page.
Thanks, Jean! You’ve been added to the list.
It’s a great idea to write a letter to your MP during the Week of Action. You can point out that action on climate change is a key campaigning issue for the WI nationally, and also stress that Cornwall offers the potential for producing renewable energy from wind, wave, sunshine and geothermal heat, and ask them to press the Government to support these industries rather than subsidising fossil fuels or nuclear power. In addition, much of the housing stock in Cornwall is damp and poorly insulated, and concerted action on boosting energy efficiency would improve many people’s health and quality of life, whilst reducing carbon emissions. Most of our Cornwall MPs are already keen to promote these ideas, and hearing from us will only help to strengthen their hand.
Brillant ladies. Good for you.
You didn’t show the entries for the WI Group Staged Exhibit on the theme of Poldark! I have some photos if you come back to me. I also have a photo of a WI Member who won a cup and lots Of firsts, Ali Menary, with one of her winning entries.
Where was this, Lyn? I don’t think there was a Royal Cornwall Show competition on the theme of Poldark!
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Thank you ladies for your company and making it an enjoyable event. Thank you also to the staff at Knightor for adding to our enjoyment and providing an excellent ploughmans lunch.
‘Cheekily wondering’, nothing cheeky about this request. The WI community is about community …. supporting our community and it’s facilities. Cornwall Hospice Care is a great cause which sadly touches the lives of many. I wish them well.
Congratulations to all of you
Congratulations Margaret and her New Team xx
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Very moving. Well done.
Beautifully and poignantly said. 🌺
Beautifully and poignantly said 🌺
My mixed media piece has been accepted by South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts to be part of their Open exhibition in Exeter!
Exeter Castle, Tuesday 14th to Saturday 25th November 2017.
That is fantastic news, Jennifer! Make sure you get some pictures of yourself at the exhibition to send to WI Life (and to County News).
On the Cornwall Council website the timetable for this recycling survey is given as
1. Oct 31 st deadline for submitting survey.
2 Jan 2018 consideration of survey
3 Feb 2018 vote on new Biffa contract
I think it is probably too late based on the above timetable to fill out survey.
I personally think Cornwall Councils new recycling collection plans are excellent and fit in with my household waste needs.
Thank you. Oh what a lovely picture .
Hi, do we have to pre- book the soup and roll for the Gardening Chalkenge Day?
You do need to specify whether or not you’d like lunch (on the booking form) but there’s no need to pay until the day.
Please do think about joining CWT, the two 70 year old here, love going on some of their events, you thoroughly enjoy yourself and see things that you would ordinarily miss.
Throughout the UK the NT is also celebrating this centenary in various properties. Could visiting such a property be counted as an activity to increase knowledge ?
Mawnan WI will be visiting three National Trust properties in Cornwall this year to see their Women and Power exhibitions and we certainly take the view that these are educational trips!
Great idea. Is CFWI holding an event at Chy Noweth ?
I live in Gulval Penzance, not far from Land’s End, and would be delighted to accommodate Natalia if she is heading this way! It would be wonderful to help such a brave lady raise funds and awareness, after the loss of her beloved little girl.
Please put my name forward if I can help, or let me know who to contact. I will also talk to my own Gulval WI.
Good luck and sincere best wishes
That’s fantastic, Nina! Just go to the Elizabeth’s Footprint website and see the ‘Contact’ tab to leave a message for Natalia: https://elizabethsfootprint.com/contact/
crocheting soft toys either for LittleHarbour. Or to raffle to raise funds. These little one and families need the loving support provided by the hospice and we should support them however we can.
Is this something you’re doing individually or as a WI project, Marie?
I have a WI book of recipes which includes several Ayshe to make the best Cornish pasty, unfortunately some of the ladies who wrote those recipes are nolonger with us.
You are more than welcome to have a look.
Thanks, Caroline! Perhaps you could get in touch with the contact details listed in the post to see if they’re interested?
A big Thank you from Pensilva W .I to you both for a lovely informative evening.We can’t wait to try some of your recipes.
My friend Judy and I had such a fun time on Friday. We can’t wait for the next session. It is lovely to be able to meet other WI ladies from groups that we wouldn’t get to visit due to the distance in travel, Cornwall being such a long county. We were made to feel so welcome and included in all that was going on.
The food was lovely too, such hard work for you all.
We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Sandy. You’re right – Cornwall’s shape doesn’t always make it easy for us to get together.
Hello, Thank you for a really enjoyable event.
Thank you, Genie!
I saw your note in the visitor’s book at the hut up on the cliffs just south of Welcome mouth on 15th May. What an evil day for paddle boarding. The surfers at Welcome Mouth couldn’t believe what you are doing. I’m doing an End to End on foot. I’ll keep a look out for you. When you get to John o Groats remember Geoff runs the butty van on the quay side.
All the best
Hi, Patrick. This isn’t Cal’s website, so if you want to get in touch or leave a message with her, I’d suggest going directly there (see link in above post). Thanks!
Excellent news. Thanks to Kathy and all involved in organising the trip. Sue Dickenson President of Week St Mary Bonaventures.
Great news. Lovely photos of Lynne Stubbs and Kathy. Thanks for posting
Thank you CFWI for the photo’s of the RCS and of the winners of the various cups and shields. All of the exhibits were again outstanding, Cornwall ladies are so talented. Personally, I thought the WI marque was looking wonderful again this year. I love the little tweaks you give it each year. So well done all of you. I miss being part of the team at CFWI, hopefully I will be back with you when my little dog is more able to be left at home for longer. Looking forward to 2019 now.
A fabulous event! I was trying to telly about my blog but it thinks I am spam!
My husband and I would like to attend the show.
We have searched this site But have one question
Where is it?
Kennards House PL15 7EZ – I looked at the website too and found NOTHING just like yourselves.
I am sure you all had a wonderful time meeting your Royal visitors.
I would be interested in having a pen pal either by letter or email. I’m a member of Launceston WI who currently have 24 members. We meet in the afternoon for lunch then have our meeting afterwards.
At 62 I have just retired from a District Nurses post. How I had time to work I’ll never know! My hobbies are our pets….a dog and three guineapigs, Motorhoming, visiting National Trust and English Heritage properties, going to the cinema, knitting, beginners patchwork and baking.
Hello, Stephanie! I’m so glad to hear you’re interested! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. Thanks!
hello … i do not do facebook. how can i find out was ‘Make it’ sessions are on?
Perhaps you could try contacting Helston Museum? They may have some information for you. 01326 564027
Would like to say hello to Jackie, good to see that she’s enjoying WI. We met on a cruise earlier this year and she organized a few get togethers for WI members on board. Both Sylvia and I send her out best wishes. Janis Lea Pendeen WI.
Hearty Congratulations Edna, thoroughly deserved .
Well Done Cynthia. Congratulations from Week St Mary Women’s Institute. Sue Dickenson.
Mary Wright lives in the Launceston area around North Petherwin. Still a member no doubt. Recently seen on a ‘Coast’ episode talking about guernseys.
St Dominick WI congratulate you on your 70 years as a WI. May you have many more happy and interesting meetings. t
Will we be able to red their reports? This will be helpful for attracting people to be press officers and for those already serving it would give inspiration and ideas.
That is an excellent idea. We will make sure it’s forwarded to the Board of Trustees for their approval.
Congratulations Sandy. You are a very efficient secretary.and I am pleased that Cornwall WI have rewarded you. Jean.
Stunning view and a delightful group of ladies.
Looks interesting – lots to do for the Winter Months
Why don’t we have a WI trip to Scilly?
Great suggestion, Margaret! It may be cost-prohibitive for a large group, but we can give it some thought.
It was a lovely day.I especially enjoyed hearing about and seeing the Saltash Tapestry .Thank you to all.
Have just spent all day , and certainly not my first day, lino cutting and printing my design on to fabric with Louise … couldn’t agree more … yes she is great
How lovely. Made me feel all warm and cosy. My grandma made the best meat and potato pie 😊
How wonderful Judith. Brought a lump to my throat!
Well done Ladies – Enjoy. How lucky we are to be so well represented by Helen and Julia from Crowlas and Ludgvan WI. Thank you all for your work and dedication.
What interesting resolutions! I shall find it difficult to choose ONE!
On behalf of Penpol & Point WI, we would like to thank everyone involved in organising Bollywood. The food was excellent and the entertainment was great fun.
We’re so glad you and your members enjoyed yourselves!
I would love the resource pack to help the hedgehogs for our primary school in Gwinear but the website won’t allow me to put in the school postcode..please help.
Kind regards Fiona Tate
That’s odd, Fiona. I would suggest contacting Clean Cornwall directly – there is a General Enquiry form on their website (https://www.cleancornwall.org/contact-us.html), or you could ring them on 01872 243533.
Yes would like to have a pen pal with a member of the Cornwall Federation interest are Flora Art , Gardening , Reading ! Glass of wine or two 🤣 Fun and laughter!
Thanks for the information. Will listen with interest, thanks Maggie
Congratulations – thanks for sharing the lovely photo – glorious tablecloth. Don’t make ‘eem like that no more!
Hi I live in Chillsworthy beam and I am interested in joining your group
Thank you, Sheila! We’d love to have you join us! I will forward your message to the appropriate bodies and someone will be back in touch with you soon!
Thank you for your Christmas wishes. I wish you all at CFWI a wonderful festive season. Have a good rest you all deserve it. You are all appreciated by your members.
Fascinating, very nice sharing.
Looking forward to the event. Cheers X
We’re looking forward to seeing you, Sylvia!
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As I was planning on organising a Clean-up Operation in Ludgvan Parish, I would be grateful for any information or packs to help me make a start. Looking forward to receiving some guidance from you. Thanks Best Wishes Sylvia R
I will pass your comment onto Julia Havard. Thanks for getting in touch and for planning a litter pick!
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Thank you ladies for such a lovely Lunch at Chy Noweth as the ‘Kick-off’ to the WI Centenary Celebrations – looking forward to all the other events you have organised for the year. The Cake Fest sounds like something out of this world for all us non-bakers but good tasters! Can’t wait to see some of the creations. Thank you.
Thank you, Sylvia!
Always a good day
Please note that it is not MOTHERS DAY that is American.
We Brits call it MOTHERING SUNDAY
We agree with you completely, Valerie! However, that is the wording NFWI has used on their poster. Perhaps you ought to let them know what you think!
Thank you for this information – as we are intending to ‘do’ a beach clean this year, I have found this most helpful and would be grateful if we could register for an event. Is it necessary, at this talking stage to supply you with a date or could you please let me have posters and necessary forms through the post, so that I can show them to our members not connected to these inter-galactic devises. Many thanks.
Postal Address being:- Trebant, Ludgvan Churchtown, Penzance. TR20 8HH. Look forward to hearing from you Sylvia Ronan
Hi, Sylvia! This is a Clean Cornwall project, not a CFWI project. You will need to contact Clean Cornwall to get the information you need: http://www.cleancornwall.org. Good luck! 🙂
Cheers – thought it came through from here – Poor ol’ gal … she will catch up… one day X
So pleased that partners are welcome for this event – please may I register for Graham and I.
Of course, Sylvia! But, as always, you will need to book through your WI Secretary. If that fails, please contact the Office on (01872) 272843 (Mon-Thurs). Get your dancing shoes on!
What an inspiring and thought provoking afternoon. Each speaker had something that made us stop and think!
Well organised Pippa thanks to you and all who made the afternoon successful.
Oh, and the lovely cream tea.
Brilliant Xxx Many Thanks – love all the WI News
How many WIs in Cornwall own their own hall? Are there separate rules applying to ? ownership and management to aid such WIs? Who makes decisions regarding improvements to the hall?
That’s a very complex question, Iola! Do you think you could contact the office for more information?
Looks like a brillliant event! Well done, Fowey WI
That is a fantastic achievement. You obviously had a great time doing it. Well done Fowey!
I would have loved to have seen a picture of the table full of bunnies, penguins and chicks etc.!
So would we! But this was the only picture sent to us.
Hope this is the right place to say please can I book a seat on the coach from Crowlas to St Issey on 3rd May for The Chairman’s Coffee Morning?
I never know who is reading ‘wot’ with these magic machines!
Hi, Sylvia. Helen here. No, you need to do all booking through the office. They’ll be open again on Monday. 🙂
The Belmond British Pullman is such a beautiful train and each carriage has such an interesting and individual history. I travelled on it numerous times, and the service and the cuisine on board is absolutely superb, it’s always a treat.
St Buryan WI may be interested. Our April meeting is tomorrow the 12th and I will know more then. Do you have seats available on the coach?
Tel 01736 810652
Jan, you’ll need to email Hayle WI to ask. email@example.com
Sandy and I had a lovely day. And we were very happy with our special box Thanks Susan Clift Cusgarne and Frogpool WI
You looked great in your royal box!
Hello, I have been asked by a number of ladies about walking netball. We all played netball for Newquay for a long time but then retired from the game as we got older. We think this would suit us down to the ground. Can you give me any info on where you play and when.
Thank you Theresa
Hi, Theresa! I would suggst you contact Beaches & Cream WI directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck!
We had a great day and I have wonderful lady’s in Cusgarne and Frogpol Wl Susan Clift President
It was a great day- I loved printing cards and making the pin cushion. Thank you Mawnan WI for making us so welcome!
I attended these sessions and had a fabulous time… I learnt new skills and met some lovely new “friends”.
Thank you so much for running this wonderful day.
Well done everyone.
It was delicious and a lovely surprise.
Hi Georgia. So lovely to hear about the rescue centre, we are in the right place here as we have two Alpaca centres close by and near Mappleborough Green one can walk them. Haven’t done it yet, but hope to. We had a talk from one lady in the past about them from another centre. I love how they make gentle noises so endearing. Hope you are well xxx
Well done Ladies, Cornwall has so much talent, and so many skills.Now girls you’ll have to start planning for next year.
Brilliant day and thank you to all the helpers especially in the catering department. Not looking forward to the weather forecast for tomorrow.
Pam Selley RCS Co-Ordinator
Well done Margaret! What a great achievement 🦋
Shouldn’t the date be Sunday 7th July??
Yes, of course! Thank you!
Well done Mary, and everyone who went on the lobby. And well done for signing up as a Climate Ambassador – we need you!
can we tell you about Saint piran cycling
Thankyou for letting us know and look forward to seeing you there.
Week St Mary Bonaventures
how interesting.. I had no idea this was in Launceston. Must have a visit for my WI.
well done Trevenna/Tintagel… I recognise some faces. I miss you all up there in the windy north. x
What an inspiring celebration of our Centenary! It was wonderful to see all the banners together and didn’t they look colourful! I thought the service was beautifully planned and it went off so well. Lovely to see so many friends from other WI’s and especially the group from our newest W.I. Sea girls!
Brilliant – pleased we have joined so many others
Offering this service.
Well done Fran, and thankyou on behalf of all who are touched by cancer, the fight goes on.
Macmillan nurses were a great help and comfort to my sister in law and the family throughout her battle with cancer, helping to make her last days a little more bearable and peaceful.
Wow! Well done.
Brilliant day thank you to all concerned
Congratulations to Margaret and all the team from Week St Mary Bonaventures.
Well done to all those who have made those beautiful poppies! I look forward to the pictures, and am proud that some of them I made.
Congratulations to everyone from Cusgarne and Frogpool. What a great team you make.
Congratulations Margaret. Enjoy
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Re Tate St Ives Local Pass
Can you please tell me how long this special deal is valid for. Thanks. Penny
Hi, Penny! You’ll have to get in touch with Tate St Ives (not the WI) for an answer to this question. You can contact them on (01736) 796226 or email@example.com.
Welcome Sandy its great to have you aboard. Enjoy Denman tomorrow
Best wishes Pam
Congratulations Constantine – a worthy winner.
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Liked the silk scarves and would like to run a similar workshop for Truro WI. Do you have contact details for Carol and Michael Watkins please?
Hi, Mary. You would need to contact Morwenstow WI for that information.
A big thankyou to Pat and Alison for great evening. Lots of new recipe ideas and yummy tastings.From Pensilva W.I
Thanks so much for all the WI posts – I thoroughly enjoy reading them each day. Lovely to see what the other ladies are up to.
Truly inspirational. Thank You.
Yes please, we have discussed the Allsop Cup at C&L and in a panic, because I wasn’t sure of the closing dates – I sent a ‘personal’ cheque to cover the entry fee.
A number of us came to Operation Hedgehog and others at C&L are very interested.
All best wishes Xxx
Sylvia, you will need to contact the office if you’re looking to confirm receipt of your cheque. Best of luck to your members with their Allsop Cup entry!
Thank You – have a good break after all the hard work and fun you have arranged for us throughout this Centenary Year. All the very best for 2020 Xxx
What a super idea and a great exhibition.
Hi i am interested. Are there places left?
Hi Christina! As per the blog post above, all queries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a Cornwall Federation event. Thanks!
Loved this picture because I think the Baby Photo Number 14 is me!
Happy New Year everyone.
And … no I’m not from Cornwall – my photo was taken in Birmingham ! Maybe 1944 -5
Very well done ladies, looks wonderful.
What a lovely idea. Well done 👍
The NFWI Public AFfairs digest is loaded with useful information, the events that are being planned about various issues. The method of subscribing is so easy. Thank you!
That looks like the beginnings of rather a lovely piece of work. What patience to have cut out each of the ‘Parishes’? Hope you can find out about it Xxx
What a lovely idea, reminding everyone about the deadlines. Thank You
We are very disappointed, not to have had any information at all from West Yorkshire WI
As a group quite a lot of our members are 70+ also some with underlying medical conditions
What do we do?
Hello. This is the website for the Cornwall Federation, so I’m afraid we have nothing to do with the West Yorkshire Federationl For more information, I would suggest you contact your own Federation on 0113 255 0810.
Lovely effect Celia, I will give it a try.
Thank You Ladies, stay happy and safe Xxx
Happy Easter to you all 🙂
Margaret Hosking, Elaine Thomas, Beryl James, Jo Heather & Kath Elkin
Connor Downs & Gwithian WI
To Press Secretary,
I have sent two reports to enter St.Columb Minor WI press Secretary Jan Cater into the Press Competition.
Do hope you will receive them.
Hi Jan: I can confirm that St Columb Minor’s entries have been received. Thanks!
Well done Sea Girls we WI ladies are certainly inspirational.
Thank You so much
All the very best
Stay Happy and Safe Xxx
Well found – lovely banner.
Thanks for the RCShow information from Radio Cornwall ~ Already missing the show. This is the first year since the early seventies that I haven’t exhibited something, somewhere at The Show! Hey ho
Stau Happy and Safe Everyone ~ See you there next year.
Any news on the Winter Show yet?
No news about the Winter Show yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
I listened with interest to Pam Selley’s interview about the WI year. Well done Pam
This morning I enjoyed listening to the opening by Princess Alexandra, such a pity to have missed her visit this year.
Also George Eustace MP and Philip Davey Dairy farmer competitor were sharing their many interesting memories of past Shows .
We’re glad you enjoyed it, Evelyn!
Thanks for such an excellent article highlighting the most important issues on this outrageous event and also the need for our organisation to embrace these principles and for us to encourage a more diverse membership in what we offer, do and say.
Education is so important for all age groups.
One again many thanks
Week St Mary Bonaventures.
ALL lives do matter.
Mr. Floyd’s family have asked for people to desist from the violence but have been ignored by the Anarchists intent on exploiting the situation by looting and murdering innocent people.
Thank You ~ Great to see what everyone else has been up to Xxx
Stay safe and happy everyone Xxx
Always amazes me how much you can get into a spoon. Well done.
Love your latest posts particularly your Father’s Day event, what a great idea- congratulations, well done.
It’s good to see contact which to many means support of WI memebers. I must say our secretary Pat Richards at Fowey WI has been great! Pat sends motivating emails which are printed and delivered for non techno members. There is always a fun quip with any news she feels would interest us. Well done Pat.
That’s lovely to hear, Rosemary! Please pass our congratulations to Pat for doing such a great job!
Such a shame that there will no be a huge amount of plastic beer glasses on our streets!!!
I am very concerned reading yesterday’s Daily Mail stating the Trustees of Denman college Oxfordshire plan to sell the WI’s educational home.
Several County WI’s suggest selling their multi million £ offices in London, not purchased many years ago and relocate everything at Denman.
It’s such a pity we are not in normal circumstances to meet and discuss the Grenville groups opinion. Would it be an idea to try and let Members know the situation. Personally I feel the Trustees should be prevented from any decision until all groups are functioning again even if it’s some time ahead. Hoping all keep safe.
Unfortunately, this matter is an NFWI concern, not something the Cornwall Federation has any influence with. However, there were some documents sent by NFWI – including some pretty comprehensive FAQs – which clearly address your query about relocating to Denman. I’m afraid that is not a viable option. Did your WI cascade the NFWI documents to you? If you do have further questions, I would suggest you contact NFWI.
It was great to meet up with my fellow trustees again.
So, then what happens when these buildings have been reported?
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