Cuddington | Buckinghamshire

Women’s Institute

The W.I. meets in the Playing Fields Clubhouse on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm.

We are a small but active and very friendly W.I.  The first half hour or so of each meeting comes under the heading "business".  This covers minutes, looking at the monthly Bucks NFWI magazine which gives information on the many and varied activities both in Bucks and Nationally, and a general exchange of info that affects our members.

This is followed by our speaker, chosen by our committee to entertain us in all kinds of different ways. (See  calendar for speakers.)

Finally we all have tea and biscuits (at Christmas time a lot more than biscuits!) and we usually go home around 5 o'clock.

We are always looking for new members to join us, which can be arranged at any time of year although the normal subscription goes from January to December.

In addition if anyone would like to come and join us for one meeting, perhaps they have an interest in a particular speaker for example, this can be arranged for a small fee which we will pass on to charity.

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Fr Richard Coles displaying the stole Yvonne gave him to commemorate his time on Strictly 

October speaker on “Silk for Sundays”

We knew our speaker was to be a lady named Yvonne Bell talking about painting on silk, but had no idea she would be bringing such a wonderful collection of items she had painted.  She is very much involved with the Church, and has visited and given talks all over Britain and in Europe.  Many of the items made of silk and handpainted were stoles, capes etc. etc. and she had even made one as a gift for Richard Coles, who was unfortunately sent off on Sunday 8th, but attached is a picture of him wearing it!

Painting on silk is not easy but Yvonne has been doing it since training when she was about 30 and we enjoyed every minute of her talk and displays.

Meeting 12th September

As usual a very pleasant afternoon particularly due to our speaker Marilyn Wright who gave us a talk entitled “Shetland Lace Knitting”.  She brought along some beautiful shawls which she had made herself and showed us exactly how this type of knitting is done.  Needs a lot of concentration but maybe not as difficult as it seemed looking at them first?  The colours, style etc. are all still just the same as the beautiful shawls which were first made by the Scottish ladies in the last two centuries.  They were a full time occupation for them and they were sold to keep them and their families fed and housed!

Following the talk we had time for a good chat as always over tea and biscuits.

W.I . Cuddington 2017 – Young Carers Bucks

We have continued to collect coppers (no coinage refused) and we have received some very generous donations for Young Carers, Bucks.  By the end of 2016 the total given was £2,335.  We thank everyone for their support and will continue with this collection which the young people greatly appreciate.