After the hustle and bustle of July which saw us having our most successful stall yet at Party In The Park, plus further fruit picking and jam making sessions throughout the month, our August meeting is a chance to kick back and unwind and catch up with everyone at our summer social at the Scolt Head pub, 107a Culford Road. We will be in the back room, there is no charge for guests this month, so if you have every wondered what your local WI is like, do come along and say hello. There will be cake, of course, and we’re even bringing the darts set if you fancy a game.
This month we will be collecting sanitary towels for Solace Women’s Aid to donate to the women and girls currently living in their refuges.
Some pictures from Party In The Park 2019
yes we really did sell all that cake!
Dates For Your Diary
26th July BST Walking Group will be walking round Abney Park cemetery, and then along to Springfield Park, to enjoy the view over east London. Meet at the Cemetery Gates on Kingsland Road at 7pm promptly
19th August – knitting group meet – do check out the relevant page on the website for confirmation and venue details as lots of our knitters are taking their needles and wool away on holiday this month – our collaboration with local yarn bombers De Beauvoir K2P2 was a success and we may be looking at further projects together
Book group – if you are interested in joining the book group check out the relevant page on the website for updates on the next meeting
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Stone Rangers are hosting the Middlesex Federation East London WI group meeting and we are all invited to a 50s themed evening of rock ‘n’ roll and jive. There will be a dance class (tailored to all abilities), 50s themed food and other 50s themed activities. This will take place from 7.30pm in the private function room at The Plough & Harrow Pub, 419 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 4JU. We have a sign up sheet if people would like to go along together – 50s dress optional. It’s a quick bus ride from Stratford Station.
De Beauvoir Gardeners Flower & Produce Show is on 15th September, we will be running a WI stall at this event selling jams and preserves plus cakes and bakes. The infamous De Beauvoir Dog Show will no doubt be the highlight of the day, but check out the competition categories if you fancy baking, or crafting and entering the competition, you can find information about all the categories here. We are looking for bakers and also people willing to help out on the stall during the afternoon – do get in touch if you fancy either or both at the usual email address
If anyone is passing through or by West Drayton where the Middlesex Federation office is based can you let us know. They have a number of free woollen de-fuzzers we can pick up and distribute among our membership but unfortunately, they need to be picked up by hand as they are unable to post these out.