Cornwall Blood Bikes were the guests at Tregony WI’s September meeting. The members said it was a fabulous, informative evening and something other WIs may be interested in as most areas have their own Blood Bike groups. The Blood Bike riders are all volunteers, and the women learnt a lot about the organisation and its […]
Polruan WI had a fun and creative time making a scarecrow for the annual Polruan Scarecrow Competition. The theme this year was The Stone Age. With some lateral thinking, the members decided to make a “Rolling Stone”-age figure in the form of Sir Mick Jagger. The lid of a coffee can served very well as […]
Members of St Dominick WI welcomed villagers, friends and family to a sumptuous vintage afternoon tea last month, whilst raising an amazing £818 for Cornwall Blood Bikes. The members were pleased that two of the Blood Bikes volunteer riders could join them for tea and brought their bikes with them.
Members of Perranuthnoe and District WI recently had lunch out, followed by a talk from Trevor Smitheram, a Cornish Bard, on the heritage of Hayle. The lunch was held at the White Hart Hotel, itself part of Hayle’s heritage, followed by a fascinating illustrated lecture at the Heritage Centre. All who attended enjoyed it so […]
Mermaids: Mylor and Flushing WI held the third in their series of health and wellbeing themed talks last week with an inspiring and entertaining evening entitled Morvoren-Sea Poetry. Very appropriately, the group discovered that morvoren means ‘mermaid’ in Cornish. Ella Walsworth-Bell from Mylor Bridge and Kerry Vincent from Constantine presented the evening and the gloriously […]
Members of Cury WI enjoyed a lovely cream tea and a natter on a recent visit to Trevena Cross Nurseries near Helston. Numerous plants were also spotted being purchased.
Do you feel anxious if you have to give the vote of thanks at your WI meeting? Does the thought of standing up in front of your members and speaking to them fill you with fear? Don’t worry! We can help! SPEAKING WITH CONFIDENCE Friday 10 November 2023 CHY NOWETH AN CONTETH 10.30am-3pm This one-day […]
Former CFWI Chairman and current Assistant Media Officer Sheila Goldsworthy writes a wonderful monthly WI column for The Cornishman. Here is Sheila’s September column: WI members need have no worries on how to fill these autumn days, just open the September issue of County News where we can find a superabundance of educational and pleasurable […]
The women of Blunts WI celebrated their 70th birthday recently with a tea party in Quethiock Village Hall. Scrumptious food was enjoyed by all and a lovely birthday cake was cut by President Kate Bairstow. A display of WI memorabilia proved to be a big success and some members recalled events over the last 50 […]
At the September meeting of Connor Downs and Gwithian WI, Treasurer Sue Dustow was presented with a rose tree by President Jane Mills to congratulate her on being appointed a Bard at the recent Cornish Gorsedh. Her bardic name is Myrgh Arthur which means Arthur’s daughter. Well done, Sue!