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Doynton and Wick Women's Institute

We organise garden visits, theatre trips and fundraising events during the year. 

WI News March 2017 At the March meeting, held at Wick Chapel owing to the redecoration of Doynton village hall, members heard a fascinating account from Wendy Locke of the work of Avon and Somerset Police’s own “CSIs”. Wendy is one of the forensic scientists who collect and analyse evidence from crime scenes to catch the culprit and secure a conviction. Members had the chance to investigate a gruesome crime of passion, with members of the audience playing the suspects. It turned out to be Angela Kidner who dunnit. A huge pile of chocolate eggs was collected as an Easter treat for the children of Warmley Park School. Next month’s meeting will feature a talk on “Fighting Blindness” by Ron and Gina Pritchard. The competition is “your prettiest spectacle case”. Please bring along your used stamps (cut from the envelope but preserving the perforated edge) for the speakers’ chosen charity. All welcome at Doynton village hall on Wednesday April 12th, 7.30 p.m.

WI News February 2017 At the February meeting, Dr Francis Burroughes recounted some amusing tales of his adventures talking to WIs across the South West. Often, just getting there on time was enough of a challenge, with tiny, unheated village halls down unlit, single-track country lanes. Not always, however; his story of the WI struggling to spend an enormous legacy, which put on a silver-service luncheon after every meeting sent members scurrying to study the WI’s dual-membership rules. The March meeting will feature Wendy Locke with a talk on “CSI”. The competition is: “a crime you would like to commit”! All welcome at Doynton village hall on Wednesday March 8th, 7.30 p.m. Please bring cream eggs for our annual Easter gift to the children of Warmley Park School.

WI News January 2017 In January, all members were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Grace Lewis, our oldest member and mother of our President, Tina Holbrook. Grace was a lovely lady and will be much missed. We all needed cheering up by the time our speaker, Joe Hoare, arrived to demonstrate the art of “Laughter Yoga”. Joe came to this ancient Indian practice after a long period of chronic insomnia and has now given up his former profession as a lumberjack (you couldn’t make this up…) to teach yoga and personal empowerment full-time.

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