Great family evening on Foxton boat trip

Evanda Greenwood, Market Harborough WI Social Secretary, is delighted to report on this successful evening on Friday 14 June for Market Harborough WI members, family and friends.

Evanda says, ‘We cruised on The Vagabond.  We went from Foxton passing Debdale Wharf right up to Smeeton Westerby.  People took wine and picnics and it was a lovely evening and thankfully, the rain didn’t come to spoil the fun.

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Trip to Lond 0 November 2013

LondonIt might have been the longest day yesterday but it’s not too early to plan an autumn trip to London.  A coach trip for MHWI members is going on Saturday 23 November, arriving in good time for you to do a bit of shopping or to have lunch, and then take in a matinee at one of the London theatres.  Or, you might just prefer to do retail therapy all afternoon … ?

Whatever your choice, do put your name down at next Wednesday’s monthly meeting and pay a £5 deposit to secure your place.

Decorate a fish competition

Members recently took on the challenge of decorating a fish. The Leicestershire Craft Centre in Market Harborough provided a template and entrants could decorate the fish in any medium they preferred, other than clay.  Many entries were on display in Leicester and a selection is due to be on view at the Craft Centre in Market Harborough any time now.

Thanks to Chela Grainge, Committee member for organising the competition and for taking the photos.  They are not all of member’s handiwork, but are too good not to include them!

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Making a traditional corn dolly – June’s monthly meeting

Traditional corn dollies are of Pagan origin and abound with folklore .  It seems they Corn dolliewere made from the last sheaves of corn and meant to carry the spirit of a fruitful harvest through to the next spring when seeds would be planted again.  A simple, educational website (Project Britian) shows some delightful pictures of the range of designs that can be made (this is not our speaker.)

So, come along on Wednesday 26th June at 7.30 pm at the Congregational Church Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, to find out more about this traditional craft and have a go at making one to take home.