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Betley and Wrinehill WI celebrates 8o years this year and continues to bring together lively minded women from the area to our monthly meetings at the village hall. A variety of speakers, entertainment and refreshments is offered and access to county and national activities.

This year we have heard about hearing dogs, one of which settled itself on members` feet! We have learned about the history and manufacture of soap and bathing and ventured into the world of Shakespeare with our own very unique version of Midsummer Night`s Dream performed al fresco! With a glass of wine and buffet it really was “Bottoms Up”!

Our trip to the Black Country Museum was a huge success although to some of us it felt like living history.

We meet in the Village Hall on the second Wednesday of the Month at 7.15pm and warmly welcome visitors. It's just £3 per meeting which is refunded if you join the national WI Federation. From January, the annual WI subscription is £41 for 11 local meetings plus access to trips and other activities at local and national level. Come and give us a try. You have nothing to lose except possibly an episode of Coronation Street and you can record that!

Some recent activities and excursions

Castles, gardens, factories, open air theatre, talks, cakes, sewing, cooking, friendship, good company, an occassional glass of wine and much more.

Forthcoming events to March 2019

**UPDATED APRIL 2018** Please note there are some changes from the earlier provisional listing

The local branch talks and regular meetings take place in the village hall on the second Wednesday of the month, they are listed in blue, are open to visitors (£3), and start at 7.15p.m.

A handy programme leaflet can be downloaded here.

  1. Wednesday April 25th. Group meeting at Keele.

  2. Wednesday May 9th. Brilliant Dialectics! A talk by Derek Poulson. Village Hall.

  3. Wednesday June 13th. Annual Summer Party at Betley Cricket Club. Members only.

  4. Wednesday July 11th. Around Rudyard Lake. A talk by Ray Perry. Village Hall.

  5. Wednesday August 8th. Pakistan A talk by Jane Perry. Village Hall.

  6. Wednesday September 12th. Pat Hall presents "Life Can Be Funny". Village Hall.

  7. Wednesday October 10th. From Germany to Trentham Presented by Madeleine Kempsey. Village Hall.

  8. Wednesday November 14th. Betley WI 80th birthday party and celebrations.

  9. Wednesday December 12th. Musical Entertainment by Pam Clarke and Geraldine Luckhurst. Village Hall.

  10. Wednesday January 9th 2019. The History of Candle Making by Sandy Auden. Village Hall.

  11. Wednesday February 13th 2019. A talk by Patricia Faraday: Marianne North - Artist and Traveller. Village Hall.

  12. Wednesday March 13th 2019. Forensics of Handwriting A talk by Susan Ord. Village Hall.

For more details about Betley WI or the events above you can email the Betley branch president Janet Mason at WI@betleyvillagehall.org.uk

You can find out more about the national WI organisation on their web site at www.thewi.org.uk