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July 29, 2018

We had a fascinating visit to HMP Shepton Mallet yesterday with our fellow Chippenham WI friends, and we're pleased to report everyone managed to get out afterwards!

Our two-hour long tour led by former prison warder Graham was fascinating. He had a fund of tales from...

July 27, 2018

If June's meeting was a chance to chill out, then July's meeting was hot! Chippenham Morris gave us a wonderful demonstration in the heat and managed to teach many of us to dance in the process.

The origins of Morris dancing are lost in the mists of time. Some say it'...

July 25, 2018

The votes are in and we now have our reading list for the rest of the year. We look forward to reading the top 5 -  possibly 7 - in the coming months.

Don't forget August's read is Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, which is free in Kindle's Classics options.

Appar...

July 20, 2018

July's Flexi Group decided to try The Garden's morning offerings after our successful Unofficial Supper Club there recently.

Our clever exam success ladies Sally and Sarah F celebrated with a couple of mocktails; namely a virgin mojito and a raspberry thyme. We commen...

July 17, 2018

Who knew a simple coil of wire, plus pliers and beads could produce such pretty results? Thanks to Gill, the Crafty Crew had a lot of fun making our bracelets last night. With a little thought on a design, then assembling the right beads, these makes were completed in...

July 16, 2018

July's book club choice was Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham, the group's first foray into non-fiction and memoir.

There weren't so many in attendance this time, so it was great to welcome Sarah to the group.

 

Quite a few struggled with this one, so much so...

July 15, 2018

Our latest foray into Wiltshire Federation's events wasn't the bog standard offering! Six Pewsham Belles proved they look stylish wherever they go, even when it involves hivis and Trowbridge sewage treatment works.

It proved an mind boggling and fascinating visit. We...

July 14, 2018

A warm summer's evening spent in Wendy's lovely garden hides the fact the Creative Writing group's thoughts turned a little darker this month when grappling with the prompts Bridge and Passport.

The tales featured bullying and teenage suicide; domestic abuse; and the...

July 11, 2018

Four stalwart members of the Our Town group met to explore modern day Pewsham. This will form part of the history exhibit the group are planning for September and will contrast with the older photos of the estate's formation the group have looked at already.

The main...

July 4, 2018

NB this is an updated post 18/7/2018.
Our reading list is empty, so it's time to get your votes in for our next set of choices.

You can vote for up to three books; three points for your first choice, two for your second and one for the third. Those with the most votes...