Northwich Guardian: Winsford U3A

2:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Over the last few weeks Winsford U3A has been fully engaged in the First World War commemorations which have recently been prevalent in the town.


Northwich Guardian: Member Fred Jones

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Warrington Speakers Clubs ended their current speaking year at the AGM in July.


Northwich Guardian:

1:58pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

There was an excellent turnout for the August garden party at the home of the Welsh Society treasurer and his wife in Knutsford. It was a warm pleasant evening, just right for socialising outdoors.


Northwich Guardian:

1:54pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The summer meeting of Royal British Legion, Women’s Section, Northwich branch was held recently at Winnington Garden Centre.


Northwich Guardian:

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A full coachload of ramblers descended on Llandudno on what turned out to be a sunny but very windy day.


Northwich Guardian: Win VIP Tickets to Oulton Park

1:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Chairman Sue Johns greeted members at the recent Middlewich U3A meeting and announced new beginners’ programmes in line dancing and card craft starting in September.

Over Peover WI

Northwich Guardian:

1:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

GUESTS from several local WIs were welcomed to the Over Peover garden meeting where they were delighted by oriental belly dancer Fatima.


Northwich Guardian:

12:54pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PAM Lamb, president, welcomed 54 members and one visitor to the August meeting of Hartford WI. A letter was received, following last month’s talk, from North West Air Ambulance Service thanking them for their donation which will help with the third helicopter going into service.

Whitley WI

Northwich Guardian:

12:38pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHITLEY WI have been out and about with a variety of activities recently. One visit was rubbish, literally. They were warmly greeted by the education officer and dressed in fashionable lime green hi-vis jackets at the Re-Cycle First Education Centre for Cheshire West and Chester Council, based near Winsford.

Darnhall and Wettenhall WI

Northwich Guardian:

11:52am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE August meeting of Darnhall and Wettenhall WI, taken by vice-president Helen Walker, began with the singing of Jerusalem.


Northwich Guardian: New plans for Minehead ferry link to Wales

12:41pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MEMBERS of Northwich Welsh Society went for walk along the bank of the Weaver in June.


Northwich Guardian:

12:37pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

CHRISTOPHER Rawlinson, from Weaverham, Northwich, recently accepted the Ken Hughes Silver Salver at The Oddfellows Annual Conference in Scarborough.


Northwich Guardian: Thinking about becoming a driving instructor?

12:27pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PRESIDENT Ruth Cairns gave a warm welcome to Helen Carey, WI adviser, members and visitors to the July meeting of Bostock and District WI.


Northwich Guardian:

12:07pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal has announced its new president for 2014/15 as Joe Hughes.


Northwich Guardian: Northwich U3A

10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FEW months ago the speakers, doll’s hospital owners, Paul and Gloria Steggel, inspired member, Jane Evans, to take her old ceramic doll, which was just a jumble of pieces and have it restored.


Northwich Guardian:

10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRESIDENT, Margaret McDonald welcomed members, friends and visitors to the recent meeting of Antrobus WI and thanked June Bingham for playing “Jerusalem”.


Northwich Guardian:

10:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRESIDENT Jenny Friar welcomed members to the July meeting at Cuddington and Sandiway WI. Congratulations were given to Thelma Manning for receiving the Citizen Award for Sandiway and Cuddington Village for her fund raising in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Her efforts had raised more than £10,000 for the charity.


Northwich Guardian:

10:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PLEASANT outdoor activity, in the form of a garden party, took place at the home of Lach Dennis WI’s President Joy Hoad. Members provided a varied selection of delicious food and drinks including sausages, pies and sandwiches with a strawberry pavlova and a Victoria sandwich cake to round-off the meal. The evening owed much of its success to the benevolent weather.


Northwich Guardian:

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRESIDENT, Bernadette O’Donnell welcomed members and visitors to the annual strawberry and social evening at Little Leigh WI. Get well wishes were expressed to Teresa Morley who is recovering from recent illness.


Northwich Guardian: Bumble Bees thriving in Runcorn.

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BEAUTIFUL July morning saw Middlewich U3A members gathered for their monthly social morning.


Northwich Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AT the July meeting of Middle-Wyches WI members were given a talk in martial arts, by speaker Chris Travis a ju-jitsu and martial expert.


Northwich Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRESIDENT Virginia Williamson welcomed members and a guest to the July meeting of Plumley WI.


Northwich Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AT the July meeting of Whitegate WI a party was held to celebrate its founding of 60 years ago. Members and invited guests from Group and County level enjoyed a lovely social evening with a buffet provided by the committee.

Crowton WI

Northwich Guardian: A traditional tiered affair or individual cupcakes - make the cake the centre piece of your reception

12:21pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PRESIDENT Jane Bell welcomed members to the July meeting of Crowton WI. She congratulated the Cheshire Show committee as the group entry came third and individual entries also did very well.

Darnhall and Wettenhall WI

Northwich Guardian:

12:17pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

DARNHALL and Wettenhall WI’s July meeting taken by Jean Hitchen began with the singing of Jerusalem and apologies. Minutes of the previous meeting where read.


Northwich Guardian:

12:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE July meeting of the Wednesday club was opened by Jean Harrop who welcomed back members who had not attended for a while through illness.

Middlewich Deanery Mothers' Union

Northwich Guardian:

12:12pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Deanery has responded well to appeals for knitted items which have been very gratefully received by Knit for Peace, Christian Hope International and Preemies UK.

Comberbach WI

Northwich Guardian:

11:56am Wednesday 16th July 2014

RESIDENT Kath Dunn welcomed members to the June meeting of Comberbach WI and thanked those who had assisted in the WI marquee at the Cheshire Show.

Pickmere Photographic and Heritage Society

Northwich Guardian:

11:43am Wednesday 9th July 2014

PICKMERE Photographic and Heritage Society held its annual competition recently, judged once again by local semi-professional photographer Tom Bebbington, ARPS.


Northwich Guardian: TREE PLANTING: Trees for Cotherstone has planted 1,000 new trees since it began ten years ago

11:37am Wednesday 9th July 2014

MEMBERS of Winsford Ladies Midweek Club visited Stonyford Gardens at Oakmere, near Northwich recently. They were met by Andrew Overland who gave a brief history of how his family came to own and transform the hidden valley with its spring fed lake, into the unusual and beautiful garden it is today.


Northwich Guardian:

11:29am Wednesday 9th July 2014

HARRY Watson was speaker for the evening at the recent meeting of Hartford WI. He gave an interesting and informative talk on the work of the North West Air Ambulance Service, a voluntary service which relies on contributions from the public. £6million is needed each year and the Government fund the cost of the onboard medical team. Their advantage is being able to land on difficult terrain and get the injured to hospital extremely quickly. The helicopter travels at around 150 mph and improves a patient’s chance of survival. Harry and his wife volunteer for the service and continually raise funds for the much needed service.


Northwich Guardian:

10:57am Wednesday 9th July 2014

VALE Royal Lions plan to mark their 40th anniversary with even more service to the local community. They donated around £23,000 locally last year and recognise that will be difficult to surpass.


Northwich Guardian: Wimbledon Park's gone plastic bag-free

10:12am Wednesday 9th July 2014

“ALL the nice girls love a sailor” but “there’s something about a soldier”: Whitley WI were rescued at the thirteenth hour, when Kate Madden, a music adviser for CWAC, stepped in to replace the planned speaker who had been taken ill, a couple of hours before their recent meeting.


Northwich Guardian: Helped by store's efforts

10:07am Wednesday 9th July 2014

JUDY Townsend was the speaker at the Wednesday club’s recent meeting. She was lucky to be found alive in a rubbish sack when she was only a few days old.

Bostock and District WI

Northwich Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MEMBERS and visitors were warmly welcomed by president Ruth Cairns. Before the business part of the evening, Ruth introduced speaker Mr Harry Watson. His topic was The North West Air Ambulance Service.

Winsford WI

Northwich Guardian:

3:56pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE president welcomed the members and Claire, a visitor. Apologies were received from four members.

Darnhall and Wettenhall WI

Northwich Guardian:

3:42pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE June meeting of Darnhall and Wettenhall WI was taken by President, Jean Hitchen. Jerusalem was sung and visitors were welcomed. Various items of correspondence were read and discussed. The committee served refreshments of strawberries and cream and cake.

Davenham WI

Northwich Guardian:

3:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PRESIDENT Pat Metcalfe welcomed members to the June meeting of Davenham WI where guest speaker Henry Elsby gave a talk on the Magic of Goats Cheese.

Northwich U3A

Northwich Guardian: AFRICAN ADVENTURE: Samuel Duff is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

3:30pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MEMBERS of Northwich U3A were welcomed to the June meeting on a lovely summer’s day. Speaker, Andrew Wright took them to the even warmer climes of Africa.

Acton Bridge WI

Northwich Guardian:

3:10pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

IN an extraordinary coincidence, the speaker’s father had landed on Omaha Beach exactly 70 years to the day, just after D-Day, before his daughter, Rina Tillinger, gave a talk to Acton Bridge WI about the GIs in Britain and her father’s wartime experiences.

Weaverham WI

Northwich Guardian: Keep track of your food waste

12:07pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE June meeting at Weaverham WI provided a follow up to last year’s “Love food, Hate waste” presentation. The amount of food thrown away nationally has decreased but still reaches devastating amounts.

Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers

Northwich Guardian:

12:02pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A GROUP of 33 people from Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers joined the coach to Edale with shorts much in evidence and the over powering aroma of sun cream.

Cuddington & Sandiway WI

Northwich Guardian: Heather Casson, Wendy Wren and Jill Gunn at Port Sunliight

1:04pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

In a break with tradition Cuddington & Sandiway WI decided to leave the formal Christmas lunch in December and go out in June instead Members’ Day.

Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers

Northwich Guardian: Group A at Easdale Tarn, Grasmere

12:55pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Dave Cooper led his A group NE out of Grasmere to Easdale Tarn and then westwards to Coldale Tarn. The climb continued past Sergeant Man and on to High Raise.

Winsford U3A

Northwich Guardian: Speaker John Maylam dressed in an East Sussex Regiment uniform

12:50pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A chance discovery of letters in a junk shop led children’s book author John Maylam, on a detective trail that revealed aspects of a soldier’s life on the Western Front.

Little Leigh WI

Northwich Guardian: Cheese (3072105)

12:43pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

President Bernadette O’Donnell welcomed members and visitors to the June meeting of Little Leigh WI. 

Moulton WI

Northwich Guardian: Little Leigh WI

12:37pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Margaret Atherton, president, welcomed members to the June meeting of Moulton WI. She reported that the curling sessions had been very enjoyable and more sessions are being considered.

Winsford Ladies Mid-week Club

Northwich Guardian: Vietnam

11:55am Wednesday 11th June 2014

HOWARD Owen gave an illustrated talk to members of Winsford Ladies club entitled ‘Vietnam a Country not a War’.

Northwich Stroke Club

Northwich Guardian: Northwich Stroke Club

11:36am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NORTHWICH Stroke Club celebrated its 30th anniversary at the recent meeting with a party.

Whitley WI

Northwich Guardian: Whitley WI

11:24am Wednesday 11th June 2014

ON a beautiful June evening, Whitley WI hosted Dutton WI in the biannual joint meeting.

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