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November 30, 2019

We were delighted to welcome Anna Durrant to our November meeting who shared her top tips and secrets for taking better portrait photographs. There are four main elements (apart from equipment) to consider: lighting, background, camera settings and composition. In her...

November 1, 2019

From Sally via Facebook:

"Really good news today: our WI Advisor, Lesley Holdway, has been elected as Chair of Wiltshire Federation. Lesley makes such a great contribution to many WIs, including all of the advice and help that she has given to Pewsham Belles - in fact...

October 30, 2019

Back in the summer the Crafty Crew tried picture felting which proved so popular with the rest of Pewsham Belles when they saw the results on Facebook, they asked for it to be the next activity led by the Crew. Little did we know at the time that we'd be Crew-lite for...

October 4, 2019

They say crime doesn't pay, but in the case of Judith Cranswick it does, because she makes a living as a crime writer. She gave an insight into how she manages it at this week's John Aubrey Group Meeting.

Like most authors she reads a lot - particularly psychological...

September 30, 2019

We welcomed back Torquil MacInnes to September's group meeting, without his baldrick and bells this time! His new 'hat' on this occasion was to tell us about his role as an elected public governor for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. That's qui...

September 2, 2019

Our very smart looking netball ladies - including 3 Pewsham Belles - have played in their first tournament! Carla Smith reports via Facebook:

"The Chippenham WI hosted Walking Netball group played in the National Vintage Games yesterday at Bath University. Very proud...

August 29, 2019

No official meeting for August didn't stop us from having a get together anyway! Carolyne kindly invited us for a return visit to her family's farm at Avon, and it proved a popular move judging by the number of attendees and photos taken.

We were blessed with a warm e...

July 27, 2019

We welcomed Rob Head, a volunteer guide at Westonbirt to our main meeting this month. It was an appropriate choice (despite the record breaking heat!) as 2019 marks the Forestry Commission's (recently renamed Forestry England) hundredth birthday and local-to-us Westonb...

July 1, 2019

June's main meeting was a very different one with a visit from some of the Wiltshire based Serve On team and their rescue dogs. The team have attended many of the disasters which make the news, both in the UK and abroad and they can provide assistance needed at short n...