From February 2019, Puckeridge WI will start meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 8pm at Standon Village Hall, Hadham Road, Standon, SG11 1LE. We are still working out a programme, but this is our provisional plan for 2019. If you would like to come and see what we are all about, email us… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Monthly Meetings
January was our 4th birthday, and we celebrated it by holding a music quiz. Bolstered by tea and cake, we answered rounds on TV and film themes, 1980s hits and Eurovision, as well as identifying the music personalities who passed away in 2016.
We decided to have our Christmas meal at The Golden Fleece in Braughing this year. It was a great end to a great year and we are looking forward to 2017. Cheers!
When we put chocolate into the programme last year, we’d planned to book a speaker to come and teach us about chocolate. Unfortunately after looking at several companies who either didn’t call us back or were going to charge us hundreds of pounds which a small WI like us couldn’t afford, we had to… Read more »
I know it’s December, but I’m using the holidays to catch up on our blog posts for 2016. It’s been such a hectic year end and I’ve been so busy, our blog has suffered a bit!In October, we held a social event so that members could get to know each other a bit better…. Read more »
Every year we try and include a charity crafting session in our programme. In the past we have made pillowcase dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World charity, and nose bands for abused horses and donkeys. This year we decided to make twiddlemuffs as it ties in well with the national… Read more »
Our meeting in July was “Can I help you, I’m a Paramedic?” Our speaker, Bob Harding-Jones, is the oldest paramedic in the East of England. This came about as he is still licenced but officially retired. He joined the service in his 40s after a career as a dairy farmer, and spent 26 years on… Read more »
Our June meeting caused a bit of a stir in the village when a group of women were spotted roaming around with cameras. Was Tom Hiddleston expected in Puckeridge? Were William and Katherine popping down to the Crown and Falcon to avoid the crowds in Cambridge? No, it was Puckeridge WI out… Read more »
We are asking members who knit or crochet to make up some Twiddle Muffs for us to complete and embellish at our September meeting. Twiddle Muffs, also known as Sensory Bands, are textured and embellished bands which are given to dementia patients. Fiddling with them can comfort and calm them and help with… Read more »
Our April speaker was Pauline Martindale, a former prison officer, who has worked in various roles in the prison service, and at different locations including Holloway and Wormwood Scrubs. She told us a bit of the history of Holloway which opened as a mixed prison in 1853 and was built to resemble Warwick Castle. … Read more »