Smalls for Africa update

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this collection.   It was a huge success.  Thank you all for your kind donations.  In total we donated 130 bras and 47 pairs of pants!

Collection ready for boxing and despatch

Collection ready for boxing and despatch


What’s happening in July and August

A reminder that the next monthly meeting is on Wednesday 24th August, when Sam from Iridescence Jewellery will be giving an inspirational talk about her business journey as well as a chance to see her handbags and jewellery collection close up.

On Wednesday 13 July members are very welcome to meet at Gallones Parlour in Adam & Eve Street to hear a talk about ice cream making.  We hope you will treat yourself to one, too!  A great chance to catch up with other members and enjoy a social evening.


Be in it to win it!

‘Let’s put Market Harborough WI even more firmly on the map: win a competition.’  That’s the challenge set to Clare, our President on behalf of members.  So, come on ladies, there’s several to choose from, whatever your hidden skills – writing, art, gardening and crocheting: competitions

Link to crocheting craft workshop at Salisbury museum: 



Going, going, gone!

Mark describing and valuing pewter jug

Mark describing and valuing pewter jug

Mark, valuer, from local auctioneers, Gildings, gave members an insight into the world of selling by auctioneers: they offer 30,000 lots each year.

Gildings operate from other sites as well as their established Market Harborough premises.  Technology has greatly changed the way they operate, many buyers from across the world taking part in each sale, as well enabling all parties to thoroughly research items on line.

 This member’s appealing pewter jug was valued at approximately £300 to £400.  A quiz completed the evening. 

This evening’s meeting

Looking forward to a fascinating evening with our guest speaker from Gildings, local auctioneers.  Several members will be bringing in items for valuations, too, so some surprises may be on the agenda?!

Bookings will also be taken for the Bridge 67 Cookery School social event on 22 September and the Christmas shopping trip/Jewellery Quarter Museum Trip to Birmingham on Saturday 19 November.  So have some cash with you or your cheque book.


What’s happening in WI locally and nationally

home-cup-tea-hot_Vector_Clipart-w500-h500How about making a cuppa and settling down for a few minutes to browse through all the events that are being planned by the WI across the county and nationally?  Maybe something will catch your interest and you can sign up now or seek our more details.

County WIs

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of WIs

National WI