W.I. Newsletter June 2022

Whilst H.M. The Queen was in Scotland for Holyrood Week our members celebrated her Platinum Jubilee at this month’s meeting.

Sue George took charge of the event, planning an afternoon tea menu (but consumed in the evening) with an array of savoury treats, small sandwiches, scones (baked by Julia Rowling) with jam and cream as well as small cakes. There had been a welcome drink for members of prosecco or elderflower, which continued to flow during the evening.

In addition, there was a larger cake which our new President Lynne Lucas cut with Sue proposing a toast to Her Majesty.

The tables were decorated with colour co-ordinated cloths, flower and flags.  There was also a Royal Quiz to test our members’ knowledge of the Queen’s Reign.  The winning table got 45 points out of 60.

There was also an Exhibition of Royal Memorabilia, mostly provided by Sue George as her father had been part of the bodyguard to the Royal Family during the Second World War.   Sue spoke of the occasions she had seen the Queen when her family had attended Crathie Church in Balmoral after the War. 

It was an enjoyable evening, but the Committee had worked hard behind the scenes to make the evening a success.

Lynne advised the members of all that was coming up in the coming weeks and months.  Unfortunately, we are unable to use the village Hall next month, so we are venturing across to Avebury Manor near Marlborough.  In July, there is an opportunity to join a guided walk around Salisbury and in August an outing to Tyntesfield, a National Trust Property.  Members were urged to put their names on the lists provided if they were interested in attending these events.

In addition, there are the coffee mornings in the Sports Pavilion on the second Thursday of the month and the walking group meets on the second Saturday.  We are also endeavouring to start up the various social activities such as the lunch club, supper club and book club and volunteers were sought to organise them.    If the book club or walking group is of interest, then please contact Sharon King. 

Our walk this month had been through Ludgershall and Collingbourne Woods finishing at the Queen’s Head for lunch.

As mentioned above, our next meeting is 28th July, but will be a visit Avebury Manor and is an afternoon meeting.  Transport will be co-ordinated for those who don’t drive, and the Institute will bear the entrance fee for those who are not members of the National Trust.

Aileen is our new Secretary so if you require any further information on any of these events then please contact her on 01264 710268.  



09 –      Walking Group  

14 –      Coffee Morning: 10.30 a.m. in The Sports Pavilion (open to non-members)

21 –      Guided Walk around Salisbury (evening)

28 –      Monthly Meeting:  Visit to Avebury Manor (afternoon)


 04 –      Outing to Tyntesfield (National Trust) – open to non-members.