News and Events
We had our usual busy and enjoyable year in 2019 including Spring and Christmas meals out and an excursion to Lincoln Castle. Our final big event was our annual party on 14 January with our friends from WIs at Amber Hill, Heckington, Pinchbeck, Swineshead and Wyberton, plus guests from the village. 50 of us were present and we were entertained by Rick Roberts whose music and singing kept us dancing all evening.
I write this on the 29 March when we are all in lockdown. One of our members Eilene, has suggested that we keep in touch by email etc and share our survival hints and tips and continue with our usual competitions by posting photos of our entries online.
May we all emerge safely from this challenging time and look forward to being together again at our meetings
Kate Burgess OBE
SLEAFORD CENTRE WI
This festive season was very busy for us all at Sleaford Centre WI. The Christmas tree pictured, is called Buttons and Bows and was our entry in the Christmas Tree Festival at our Methodist church. Our ladies made the decorations from buttons and pipe cleaners.
We also held a market stall at the Sleaford Christmas market, also in December. It was a cold and bright day and was thoroughly enjoyed by the members who came to support the stall.
At our December meeting we all enjoyed a rousing evening of fun entertainment by 5 members of The Lincoln Ukulele Band and a festive supper. Great fun was had by all!
LONG BENNINGTON WI
Now with 52 members, our WI is thriving. In response to member requests, a group has been formed to explore a range of crafts. We meet fortnightly in the village hall to enjoy learning or developing a skill, encouraged by in house experts, and making new friends. Currently we are focusing on crochet which is proving a challenge for some of us but we are having great fun!