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WIJune is al­ready prov­ing to be a very busy month for WI with one of our mem­bers be­ing lucky enough to at­tend the WI Cen­te­nary Gar­den Party at Buck­ing­ham Palace and she even man­aged to hang on to her hat in spite of the very strong winds!

Two days later our Pres­i­dent rep­re­sented us at the Cen­te­nary An­nual Meet­ing at the Al­bert Hall in the pres­ence of the Queen, Princess Anne and the Countess of Wes­sex. Lucy Wors­ley, Tanni Grey Thompson and He­lena Mor­ris­sey, CEO of New­ton Fund Man­age­ment were our ex­cel­lent speak­ers, and there was much to celebrate in 100 years of cam­paign­ing on im­por­tant is­sues, nur­tur­ing skills and tal­ents, and hav­ing fun.

We took part in Vil­lage Day in Lit­tle Chal­font, with a dis­play of WI cam­paigns in the vil­lage flower bed, a craft stall, and by serv­ing lots of tea and cake. Some of our mem­bers will be tak­ing part in the County Gar­den Party at Wad­des­don Manor later in the month, and we will be hold­ing a Midsummer Pud­ding Night!

Much more is planned for later in the year, in­clud­ing a cen­te­nary dis­play on Septem­ber 12 to co­in­cide with the farm­ers’ mar­ket, and a visit to the Wil­liam Mor­ris house at Kelmscott.

At our June meet­ing we were de­lighted to welcome three visi­tors and our ex­cel­lent speaker, Pat Pearce, who spoke about her life as a BA stew­ard and the very worth­while chil­dren’s char­ity Dream­flight which she set up.

Our next meet­ing is on July 14 when we will be hear­ing about the Dash­woods of West Wy­combe. Do come and visit us, you will be very welcome. www.face­book. com/lit­tlechal­fonteveningwi


The June meet­ing was chaired by Pat Se­mon and the at­ten­dance was very high, we also wel­comed a new mem­ber.

The usual busi­ness meet­ing in­cluded the an­nounce­ment of a hol­i­day be­ing or­gan­ised to East­bourne in Septem­ber and mem­bers were asked to form a team to go into the lo­cal round of the gen­eral knowl­edge quiz be­ing held in Bourne End.

Mem­bers were also re­minded of the in­ter fed­er­a­tion event be­ing held on Au­gust 11 in Slough, Pic­nic in the Park. All the usual ac­tiv­i­ties were tak­ing place, art & craft, lun­cheon club and scrabble and two mem­bers had vis­ited the gar­dens of Che­sham event which had been thor­oughly en­joyed.

Our speaker was Colin Oakes who told us about the work­house ri­ots in Che­sham a thor­oughly en­ter­tain­ing and fac­tual talk the event hav­ing made the front page of the Times news­pa­per in 1835. He also read us the riot act in case we had any ideas! A man who lives in Amer­sham fronting a group of ladies some of which had lived in Che­sham all their lives, so brave.

Our next meet­ing is on 1st July. The raf­fle was won by Anne Master, Mon­ica Hoskins and Pat El­lis.

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