News from our WI Centenary Garden
After the decimation of our apple and rose trees by alder beetle and drought conditions during the Spring it wasn't looking good for our garden earlier in the year BUT we do have apples on the tree, rose buds developing and the beetles have gone........presumably to the alders!
The blackcurrant bush has produced more fruit than ever before and the crop has been harvested and turned into jam!
We are a lively, interested and interesting group of ladies that now meet at The Methodist Church, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR
on the third Monday evening each month.
Visitors are welcome but we would appreciate you emailing the President, Donna Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you would like to attend as spaces may be limited.
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Results of voting for the NFWI Resolutions:
1. A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration - 25
2. Female crash test dummies - 7 votes
3. End modern slavery - 22 votes
4. Time to talk about death and dying - 4 votes
5. Protect our precious helium - 7 votes
Our next Monthly Meeting will be on October 19th and will also be a Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Adam Partridge
Adam studied Classics at Oxford University before joining Criterion Auctioneers in Islington as a porter, from which point his career in the antiques industry began. He worked his way up to the position of Auctioneer, followed by a period at Chiswick Auctions and then on to the rest of the world when he became an Auctioneer on a cruise liner. In 1998 Adam moved to Cheshire, joining Marshall’s in Knutsford, where he worked for the next decade as a Senior Valuer and Auctioneer. It was during this time that he became a regular fixture on television programmes such as Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Dickinson’s Real Deal and Cash in the Attic, several of which he still appears on today, and is widely recognised as one of the country’s top antiques experts.
In 2008 he started Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers, which has quickly become the top independent auction house in the North West. Born to professional musicians, Adam has always had a passion for music, playing the violin and piano, and is an expert in a wide range of musical instruments from the 17th century up to the modern day. As well as this, he specialises in silver, ceramics and furniture. He makes frequent visits to London, as well as carrying out valuations across the country.
Let Donna know if you fail to get the link for this meeting in the few days ahead of it.
November 16th - Annual Meeting and competition
December 14th - Christmas event with comedian, Jamie Sutherland.
STILL AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!
VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR
The launch of the Garden Tour for Wilmslow Wells for Africa can be accessed by following www.wilmslowwells.org
There will be a virtual tour of 17 gardens available, each one focusing on a feature which is new or which the Gardener is particularly pleased with this year. If you wish to make a contribution after viewing the gardens there is a link on the Webpage to do so. With thunderstorms forecast this may be an ideal way to see the gardens this year and I know some members are intending to watch them simultaneously so they can chat about them later.
They will be available on the website for some time after Saturday but don't leave it too late!
TO BE HELD EACH WEDNESDAY
AT 3 p.m.
Jane Rawlings is hosting this meeting which is open to all members. If you are not a regular member you will need to email or phone her in order to be invited and receive the Zoom ID and Password. Then you can show us what you are making or just join in our chatter.
Available from 21st July - A Walking Quiz
based in Macclesfield town available to be done either as a family, or as a small group/bubble. It is derived from one of the ‘Treasure Trails’ – lasts approximately 2 hours, covers just over 4 miles, and you descend 108 steps. It is suitable for 6 years and over (with adult help) and you see parts of Macclesfield, and beautiful Victorian and pre-war buildings that you may not have seen before. There are several green spaces in which to picnic.
BOOK CLUB -
THURSDAY 8th OCTOBER
A HALF BAKED IDEA" BY OLIVIA POTTS WHO SPOKE AT OUR APRIL MEETING. THIS BOOK HAS JUST WON THE FORTNAM AND MASON PRIZE FOR THE BEST DEBUT NOVEL AND IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK. LED BY JENNIE PALIN
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12TH "GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER" BY BERNARDINE EVARISTO LED BY ANN THOMPSON.
PLEASE CONTACT DONNA WHO IS HOSTING THIS MEETING IF YOU WISH TO BE INVITED. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS.