Next Monday, 19th November 2018 – Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle

Just a reminder about our social event next Monday at Rockingham Castle.    Hopefully, you are getting ready to be whisked back to Christmas Eve 1849 when you will find the Watson family and their servants very busy dashing around the Castle preparing for the festive season!

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We will be meeting at the Main Entrance to the Castle at 1.30 pm.

There is plenty of parking available.     If you have paid for your ticket, it will be ready to be collected on arrival – just give your name and say you are from MHWI.   If you have not paid already, you can do a BACS transfer to MHWI.    The cost is £12 per person.   Details can be found on our website here.

You will also have the chance to purchase delicious homemade and locally sourced refreshments after our tour.

If you have any queries or require transport, please e-mail Tricia Blake, as follows:

triciablake@msn.com

 

 

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Next Walk – Sunday, 25th November 2018

Come and join us on Sunday, 25th November 2018 when our Walking Group will be setting off on a relaxing stroll from Great Oxendon to Arthringworth and then back to Oxendon along the old Welland Valley railway line.   Occasional walkers and friends are very welcome too!

 

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Here are the details:

MEET:                 10.30 am in Great Oxendon

PARK:                 Main Street or Village Hall Car Park

DISTANCE:        3.5 miles flat walk, no stiles.

Sensible walking shoes recommended.

We will be stopping for coffee/refreshments at the Canvas Café, Great Oxendon.    As we need to let the café know how many to expect, please could you e-mail Roseanne Steadman to let her know you will be joining us:

oxendon12@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 – Gardening, Pumpkins, Stories & Songs!

The next meeting of Market Harborough WI will be on Wednesday, 24th October, at 7.30pm in the Congregational Church Hall.

Russell Attwood will be our speaker for the evening.    He will be telling us all about ‘Lasagne Gardening’ and then entertaining us with a seasonal selection of pumpkin-inspired stories and songs!

Sounds intriguing so make sure you don’t miss it!

 

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Payment for Ghost Walk and Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle now due

For those of you who have booked a place on the Ghost Walk on Friday, 2nd November, please could you remember to bring your payment of £8 to the meeting on Wednesday to secure your place.    The walk will now start at 7.15 pm from the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

Also, if you wish to attend the Victorian Xmas at Rockingham Castle on Monday, 19th November, at 1.30 pm, payment of £12 is needed.  Meet at Rockingham Castle main entrance (car sharing may be possible).

 

 

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Payment for Social Events

This is just a gentle reminder that payment is required in advance for social events in order to secure your place.       You can now pay by BACS if you have online banking.    Details of how to do this, can be found on our website by clicking here:  If you want to pay by bank transfer.   If you do not have online banking, then you can bring a cheque along to the next monthly meeting made payable to Market Harborough WI.

There are two social events on offer at the moment:

Ghost Walk – Friday, 2nd November 2018

Start Time now confirmed as 7.15 pm

Meeting at the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough.

ghosts-1775548_960_720A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

 

Enquiries to Denise Smith:   d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle – Monday, 19th November 2018

Meet 1.30 pm at Rockingham Castle – car sharing may be possible.

 

Christmas tree decorations-w500-h500You will find yourself whisked back to Christmas Eve 1849.

The Watson family and their servants will take you on a festive tour of this impressive castle.   Be prepared for a few surprising appearances along the way!

Price £12.00 for the tour.

Delicious refreshments can be purchased afterwards.

 

 

 

Enquiries to Tricia Blake:   triciablake@msn.com

 

 

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MHWI Social Events – Dates for your Diary

We hope you’ve all had a lovely Summer break and are looking forward to some of the great events we have lined up for you over the next few weeks.   We would really appreciate early bookings as this helps us to secure events and ensures they take place.

Family Day Out to Wistow Maze and Rural Centre – Saturday, 18th August at 9.45am

Wistow Maze

Just a gentle, final reminder about the above event this Saturday.   For full details, see our previous website post.

Remember if you are intending to go, it is CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY.

 

 

 

http://www.wistow.com/wistow-rural-centre/

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

 

Trip to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester – Thursday, 13th September, at 2pm

Botanic gardens

 

Includes a 90 minute guided tour around these lovely gardens.   Then afterwards you will have a chance to relax and enjoy a chat over tea and cake.

Price £8.50 each.

 

 

https://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/botanic-garden/visitor

Contact Fiona Dudridge if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  fegraham1@gmail.com

 

Evening Ghost Walk around Market Harborough – Friday, 2nd November

(start time to be confirmed when it gets darker ………!!!!!)

 

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Ooooh!    A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

Contact Denise Smith if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

 

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MHWI Family Day Out to Wistow Rural Centre and Maze – Sat, 18th August 2018.

We hope you are all having a lovely summer and enjoying the hot weather.

We just wanted to remind you about our fun, family day out to  Wistow Rural Centre and Maze on Saturday, 18th August at 9.45 am.    Individuals also welcome.  It takes approximately 1hr 30 mins to 2 hrs to complete the maze but, don’t worry, you can get out earlier if needs be!

There is also a garden centre, café and shops there too.   See below for prices – pay on arrival.   PLEASE NOTE ONLY CASH AND CHEQUES ACCEPTED!

 

 

Prices as follows:   Adults £6.95. Child under 13 £5.95.   Child under 2 free.  Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00.

Meet Jan Cooper in the car park next to the Maze (opposite Rural Centre) at 9.45am (look for an orange car!).  Please let Jan know you are coming, so she can organise teams:

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

We do hope you will be able to join us!

 

 

 

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Trip to Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens – Tuesday, 3rd July 2018.

This trip replaces the ‘Walking with Alpacas’ outing which, unfortunately,  had to be cancelled  due to insufficient numbers.

Instead, we are now meeting at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Northants, on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 at 11am at the main entrance to the house.   Tickets are priced at £10 each, or £9 for concessions, for entry to House and Gardens.    Just turn up and pay on arrival.  Bring friends along too!

Kibworth House 3 July 2018 trip

The house has recently undergone some renovations.  There are three new spaces – the Basement rooms, with the servant’s bedrooms, bake-house and wine cellar; the Hidden Tunnel used by the servants to move about without being seen; and the Laundry Rooms.  There are interactive displays so you can experience what it was like to live and work in a country house.

We’ll  be stopping for refreshments in the Old Stables Tea Room.  The weather forecast looks great so we should be able to make the most of the lovely gardens too!

More information about the Hall and how to get there can be found on the Kelmarsh Hall website:

http://www.kelmarsh.com/

 

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