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New Venue from September 2018

Since we started Puckeridge WI almost 6 years ago, we have been meeting at Roundhaye Lodge.   It is now under new management, so our new home from September will be New Street Farm, Kents Lane, Standon SG11 1PJ.   We’ll be in the hall and are keeping the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8pm as… Read more »

May Monthly Meeting – Annual Meeting

Our May meeting was our Annual Meeting when we looked back on the last year’s events, elected a new committee and president, reviewed the accounts and debated the shortlisted Resolutions. Resolution 1: Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia. “We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities to enable carers to… Read more »

Handmade Christmas Craft Fair – Stallholders Required

We are looking for stallholders to sell at our annual Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 15th November 2015.   (Please note we are no longer accepting stallholders with jewellery or cards) This highly successful event has been running in Puckeridge for several years, and this is the second year that we have been running the fair to… Read more »

Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers – BBC2 20/7/15

After a short delay for the over-running golf, Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers, a celebration of the WI centenary by Lucy Worsley was broadcast on BBC2. Lucy took us through the history of the WI from it’s origins in Canada, and Madge Watt addressing the local women in the Llanfair PG “shed” on Sept 11th… Read more »

June Monthly Meeting

Our June meeting was one that many of us had been looking forward to with a visit from Toby, the owner of the award winning The Cheese Plate in Buntingford. Toby came to talk to us about the process of cheese making and offered us a chance to try a range of cheese and biscuits… Read more »

May Meeting Round Up – Organ Donation

  Our May meeting was jam-packed with things to get through, even though the numbers in attendance were small on a very wet evening. We started by welcoming Heike Schaefer, a specialist nurse, who came to talk to us about organ donation.   Her talk was very interesting and she dispelled many of the myths surrounding… Read more »

March and April Meeting Round Up

March The March meeting didn’t quite go to plan when our speaker for the evening didn’t arrive. This was something we were a little unprepared for, so we started the evening with an early tea break! Always a good way to tackle difficult situations! Kirsten then led us through the business for the evening and… Read more »

February Meeting Round Up

For our February meeting we were joined by Kerry from Something Lovely Tea Room in Puckeridge, who came along to talk about her experiences of being a woman starting a business. Kerry began by sharing with us that her dream had always been to own a tea room by the sea, serving freshly baked cakes and fantastic… Read more »

Nordic Walking – Saturday 18th January

After an inspirational talk by Hazel Smith at our monthly meeting, ladies from Puckeridge WI had a taster session of Nordic walking on the 18th of January.  It was a chilly morning but everyone was very enthusiastic about this new sport and there was an excellent turn out – approx. 12 members. After adjusting the… Read more »

January Meeting Round Up

Knowing that many members will have made New Year’s resolutions to keep fit, our January meeting was based on health and fitness. We had a visit from Hazel Smith, a local Nordic Walking instructor who explained the benefits of this exercise. Nordic Walking supports the body and is not as likely to cause injuries as… Read more »