Broadmayne and West Knighton W.I.

Report of the July Meeting of the Broadmayne and West Knighton WI

Broadmayne and West Knighton W.I. – report of the July 2017 Meeting

“Clerical Errors” was the title of our speaker’s very amusing talk at the last meeting before our August break.

The Reverend K Stewart Timbrell entertained us with a brief history of his life as a Curate and Vicar, and latterly as a Minister to psychiatric patients. Labelled a “complete Buffoon” by his Bishop in the early days he nevertheless continued in his choice of career and became a rock for his parishioners in Lancashire. A story of visiting an elderly lady made us all laugh. She lived in an old house, lacking in all modern amenities and her sitting room was pure Victorian. Having been offered tea on several occasions, and spent much of the following night in the bathroom, our speaker finally had a look in the kettle which was permanently on the range. He was horrified to find it was full of senna pods, for “regularity” according to the old lady. The mug she gave him which was full of this poisonous brew had been rinsed out after her false teeth had been soaking in it. Apparently Sterodent does not taste very nice. It was an evening full of fun and our social time at the end continued to amuse us.

Sue had placed six photos of members around the room and we had to come up with some funny captions! We are a rather talented lot as this also provoked a lot of laughter.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 14th September when Jeremy Pope will be telling us about “The Life and Times of Eldridge Pope”. If you would like to know more about joining our WI or just coming for a visit, then please phone Leri on 07879 405698. We would love to see you. We meet on the second Thursday evening of the month.



Our monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in Broadmayne Village Hall at 7pm.

We have a trading stall each month for members to sell their produce.
(90% to the seller and 10% to the Institute)

We have a number of other monthly activities which we enjoy:

Walks 1st Tuesday 10am
Contact Wendy Stent 852795

Lunches 1st Tuesday 12:00 (after the walk)
Contact Jan O'Mara 848551

Craft Group 4th Wednesday 2pm (Winter)
Contact Julia Sheffield 852058

Garden Group 4th Wednesday 2pm (Summer)
Contact Julia Sheffield 852058

Girls Night Out 3rd Tuesday 7pm
Contact Leri Ayre 457176

We welcome visitors and new members, and if you would like more information please contact Leri on 457176.

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(Wareham & Watercombe Group)

President: Leri Ayre 01305 457176

Secretary: Jan O’Mara 01305 848551

Maureen Gollop
Norma Higham
Cynthia Lowry
Sue Moon
Barbara Seeby
Julia Sheffield
Wendy Stent

Our W.I. was reformed in 1953. It is a friendly W.I. and currently has 56 members.
Our monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month are held in the Village Hall Broadmayne at 7.00pm.
There's fun, companionship, entertainment, a look at current issues and a friendly welcome for new members and visitors.

We welcome a speaker at the start of our monthly meeting for a 45-minute talk. Coffee, our business meeting and social time follow this. Meetings usually end about 9.00pm.
We have a Trading Stall every month for the sale of produce and other items.

Here are some of the activities our members enjoy: - Skittles, Scrabble, Whist, Quizzes, Craft Group, Cinema and Theatre Outings, Christmas Party and Entertainment and our enjoyable carefully researched yearly Outing in June.