Christmas market at Chatsworth – selling out fast!

The sun may be shining and summer is here but you might like to book a place on this trip in November: it’s selling out fast and is understood to be a great day out and a second coach leaving from Hinckley:

Chatsworth Christmas Market1

SECOND COACH DEPARTING FROM HINCKLEY FOR CHATSWORTH

Due to the popularity of the visit to Chatsworth and the Christmas Markets on Thursday, 30 November 2017, another coach has been arranged to leave near Hinckley library at 10.00am (to be confirmed) on the same day. The entry for the house for this trip will be at 3.45pm and will take approximately 1 hour to go round. Departure from Chatsworth will be about 5.15 pm. In view of the slightly longer journey from Hinckley to Chatsworth, the charge for the day’s outing will cost £31.

Please note that this coach is in addition to the coach that will leave WI House on 30 November at 9.30am.

The entry time to Chatsworth House for this coach is 3.00pm.

Please note that the coach from WI House is filling up very quickly. If you have already made a booking and would like to transfer to the Hinckley coach, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

County and national WI news and events

The sun is shining and, hopefully, here to stay for the summer.  However, on opening this month’s flyers there’s one on a Christmas Market trip to Chatsworth and an art competition with a closing date of February 2018!  Anyway, here are the links to a whole range of county wide events in the coming months:

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation Events 2017

National WI

Competitions

Whow! So many things to do around the county

Federation have just issued details of a whole load of events around the city and county.  You will be spoilt for choice on what to do.  Why not get together with other MHWI members, car share and make an outing?

To tempt you, there is a garden tour at Brooksby College, followed by refreshments (including an evening option),    There are two competitions: a quiz with a local venue in Little Bowden (let’s put MHWI on the map by getting a team together) and a photograph competition (you have all summer to click away).

Crafts include crochet and handstitched cards (panels for cards and memory books).  You can also learn Indoor Bowls, join others at the monthly Lunch Club or attend a Faith Visit in Leicester.  Looking ahead, there’s a holiday for members and non-members at Warners, Cricket St Thomas next January.

Saturday’s ACM meeting well received

On Saturday, several MHWI members attended the Leicestershire & Rutland Federation of WIs ACM meeting (annual council meeting?) at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen.  Several sources have been in touch to say what a good day it was.  Below are some pictures from those who attended.  Isabel Aldrich’s rhubarb and ginger cake was ‘highly commended’ and tasted ‘lush’ she reported that evening!

Oh, and next year, is the centenary of this event and the Federation is seeking a large venue so as many Leicestershire and Rutland members can attend as possible – watch this space for details.

Lucy Worsley delivering a humorous speech on The Home


Lucy Worsley awarded the Membership Bell – WI with most new members in a year

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