Category Archive: WI

Mar 16

Caynham Ashford WI February 2017

Chris welcomed us all to the February meeting and was delighted to see such a good turn out. During the business of the evening our social secretaries have obviously been busy arranging outings for the forthcoming year. Sue gave details of our Spring Outing which is a trip to ‘World of Wedgwood’ in Stoke on …

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Nov 27

Caynham Ashford WI November2016

The November meeting was our AGM which was very well attended. Chris welcomed all members and briefly explained the format of the evenings meeting. Gladys Haseler, who was a stalwart member of our Institute for many years sadly passed away in January 2015 but her delicious home made biscuits are still remembered and talked about. …

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Oct 27

Caynham Ashford WI October2016

Chris King welcomed everyone and dealt with the business of the evening. She certainly deserves full marks for attending the meeting after only returning from America that very afternoon. We were all very thrilled by the handwritten letter and Thank You card received from Buckingham Palace for the hand painted card Caynham Ashford WI had …

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Oct 16

Caynham Ashford WI September 2016

Because at the end of July we had had the trip to Buckingham Palace, it was arranged that our annual August outing should be relatively local, so on 10th August 20 members set out in their cars, making sure we all knew where we were going and what time we should arrive. We travelled to …

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Sep 07

Caynham Ashford WI August 2016

On Wednesday 27th July, 21 of us travelled to London to visit the State Room of Buckingham Palace to see the display of H.M. the Queen’s dresses and hats celebrating her 90th Birthday. We set off at 7.15am and had a pleasant journey with drivers John and Ron (of M&S Coaches) stopping for a coffee …

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Jun 11

Caynham Ashford WI June 2016

Unfortunately, due to illness, our May speakers were unable to attend the meeting and so two of our members were ‘encouraged’ to volunteer and elaborate on the two resolutions being taken forward to our 2016 Annual General Meeting. Sue Phipers and Jenny Daniel did really well at such short notice putting various points for and …

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Jun 11

Caynham Ashford WI April 2016

After our president Chris welcomed us all and dealt with the business of the evening, she welcomed our speaker Richard Edwards, who spoke about Women in Parliament. Richard works for Parliamentary Outreach which is a service that raises the awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, with the aim of …

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Feb 22

Caynham Ashford WI Feb 2016

When we scribble down our shopping lists, do we ever think what our handwriting says about us. Our speaker Anne Cummings, a graphologist, briefly told how the upper, middle and lower zones of our writing and the angle of slant define our personal traits and characteristics. She explained how graphology is used for psychological analysis, …

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Nov 26

Caynham Ashford WI – December 2015

We didn’t have a speaker at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday 11th November in Ashford although there was a Fairtrade Stall. Our president Jenny Daniel stood down after three years in office and Chris King was elected. We are all looking forward to our New Age Kurling social evening which should prove a lot of …

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Oct 11

Yarn Bombing

In celebration of the WI Centenary the ladies of Caynham Ashford WI, in conjunction with the Knit and Stitch Group, produced numerous artistic and humor-ous pieces of yarn bombing to decorate both Caynham and Ashford villages. There has been much admiration and many compliments for the ‘witty knitting’. It will be on display for the …

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