Posts Categorized: Monthly Meetings

January Monthly Meeting – Music Quiz

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.   Answers: George Michael, Prince, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Rick Parfitt, Bobby… Read more »

November Monthly Meeting – Chocolate

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 »

September Monthly Meeting – Twiddlemuffs

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 »

June Monthly Meeting – Photo walk

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 »

Twiddle Muffs

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 »

April Monthly Meeting – Life as a Prison Officer

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 »

March Monthly Meeting – Gardening for Wildlife

Anne Luder came to our March meeting to talk about Gardening for Wildlife. She started her talk highlighting the numbers of native British birds, animals and plants that we have lost or are in danger of losing.   The WI has previously campaigned on the decline of the bee population due to decline in a favourable… Read more »