Dec 15

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – Tue 12 Feb

The first film in 2019 will be on Tuesday February 12th. It will be the very successful dramatisation of the book ‘ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’ starring Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Michael Housman. The story relates the experiences of a young journalist who starts researching the lives of the Guernsey islanders during the German occupation in the Second World War.

Read IMDB’s review

It’s a splendid film so get the date into your diary now!!’

Dec 15

Spanish Art and Architecture

60 villagers and friends attended the Spanish Art and
Architecture evening on 20th October. A great night with delicious tapas organised by the social
committee. An interesting talk was led by Stephen Treasure and
Janie Jones with accompanying slides and pictures. Many thanks to all who helped make the evening such an enjoyable event.

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December 2018

What a lovely variety of makes were shown at our ‘Show & Tell’ session. A beautiful pouffe made from sun-ray sections of assorted blue fabrics was amazing; unique greeting cards embellished with quilling; a knitted teddy bear; a toddlers jumper knitted with some clever decorative yarns giving a fairisle look; a small handmade album/notebook and two colourful tapestry Xmas stocking fronts. Most of the items had been made to be given as Christmas gifts to family and friends – lucky people!
Some interesting projects were underway. A much loved jacket was having its worn out lining replaced. This is a challenging undertaking but using the old lining as a pattern, the jacket will soon have a new lease of life as well as a wow factor brought by the rich colour of the new lining. Colourful linen tea towels were being made into useful tote bags. The sewing machine was also in use for finishing off a small ‘tidy’ bag. Some members were trying their hands at the art of quilling whilst others were chatting away with their knitting, making an assortment of items; a cotton potholder, a cardigan and some Xmas tree decorations. The decorations have to be adjusted as the printed pattern was wrong! Suggestions from the group gave a way forward so hopefully it will all work out and the pattern will be amended.
Help is at hand to guide you through any project. There is a file with ideas for charity makes for knitters and stitchers who would like to make something but who do not have their own projects.
Next meeting: Monday 17 December 2–4pm at Ashford Carbonel village hall.
January meeting: Monday 21 January 2019 (Third Monday)
Everyone welcome.

Dec 15

November 2018

Well what a celebration we had last Wednesday for our 95th Anniversary. Chris, our president, welcomed us all and said how lovely the hall looked as it was decorated with the bunting members had produced, 95 triangles each individually decorated with stitching, buttons, bows, lace appliqué and embroidery to make an impressive display, which had been sewn together and expertly hung around the hall by Wendy Griffiths and her husband – a real group effort. Because it was our AGM we started the evening by singing Jerusalem, our ‘musical director’ Linda Tilt doesn’t hang about when it comes to tempo! We then proceeded with the usual monthly business. A couple of our members attended the Speakers Auditions in Shrewsbury where prospective speakers have fifteen minutes to give a brief presentation on their given subject. It was reported that several sounded very favourable so we can look forward to some interesting guest speakers in the future. Unfortunately a couple of our members haven’t been too well of late but I know they always look forward to our Friendship Visitor, Sue Phipers, calling on them with a card, a plant, a smile and friendly chat to cheer them up. The walking group have organised a special Christmas walk up the Cardingmill Valley then lunch at The Chalet Pavilion. Here’s hoping for a dry and crisp day but I’m sure we will have a great time regardless. We then progressed to the AGM. The reports were read, approved and signed. 2018 has been Chris King’s last year in office so members had to nominate and vote for a new president. By a majority vote Glynnis Steven will be taking over as president for 2019. Jenny Daniel asked all past and present committee members and presidents to stand up; as the majority of members were standing Jenny then asked those still seated to seriously consider standing for office as the future of Caynham Ashford WI would welcome fresh blood and new ideas to keep moving forward. Dori Ericsson gave a heartfelt vote of thanks to President, committee and members for their hard work and thanked everybody for the many years of enjoyment, support and friendship she had received from Caynham Ashford WI. When our four invited guests had arrived we continued the evening with our Anniversary Celebrations. Everybody had brought a plate of food and Florence Auld, who, at 95, is our oldest member was the obvious choice to cut our beautiful celebration cake which had been made and beautifully decorated by Ann Tyler and Glynnis Steven. Florence told us in no uncertain terms that she would be the one to cut our centenary cake in five years time. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food, a glass/glasses of bubbly and a look through the archive scrapbooks which Jo Hall had kindly unearthed. It really was a most enjoyable evening. Cheers and Good Luck to Caynham Ashford WI Sandra Warner

Dec 15

Burns Supper – 26 Jan at 7:30pm

Saturday 26th January 2019 at .7.3Opm
Tickets £15.00
David & Ishbel – 831159
Janie & Grahame – 831322
Enjoy a 3 course meal of
Cullen Skink
Ayrshire Haggis with Whiskey Sauce
and Scottish Desserts
followed by traditional Bums Speeches
and ‘Sangs and Clatter’

Dec 15

New Year’s Eve

Glitz & Glamour

Ashford Carbonell Village Hall

8:30pm – 12:30am

£10 / ticket

Casinon Games

Cocktail on arrival


Glass of Bubbly at Midnight

Dress to Impress

Dec 15

Friday 21 Dec – Children’s Xmas Party 6:00pm

Children’s Christmas Party at Ashford Carbonell Village Hall

Friday 21st December at 6:00pm until 7:30pm

Fun and Games

Bring a plate of food

Dec 15

Friday 21 Dec 8:00pm onwards

Festive Entertainment during Pub Night

If the entertainment doesn’t tempt maybe the free nibbles will!

Dec 15

Ludlow Garden Club – Dec

We start a New Year on Wednesday 16th January with a talk by Ros Bissell on the
subject of “Moors Meadow Garden ” a garden past and present …find out more !!
The meeting starts at 7:30pm at the St Peters Parish centre.
For any more information or a lift, please contact me.
Susannah 711006

Dec 15

Carols – Wednesday 19th Dec at 7pm

Once again I hope to lead as many people as possible around the village singing carols. We meet at the village hall on Wednesday 19th December at 7pm, and this year the proceeds will be divided between Hope House, our local children’s hospice and Startlight – an organisation that brightens the lives of seriously ill children.
Please do come; an enjoyable evening is guaranteed.

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