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Here are some of the activities weíve enjoyed over the last couple of years

Catering for Royal Visit

We were delighted and honoured to be asked by Cirencester Housing to provide the catering when Princess Anne came to Bibury to open the Arlington Fields affordable housing development.

Pottery Workshop

Some of our members enjoyed a great day getting hands on and messy with clay under the expert guidance of Neil Alcock, a master potter from Winchcombe. By the end of the day to our surprise and delight we had all had a go on the potterís wheel and produced two very acceptable items! Neil took these away for glazing and firing and we were all thrilled with the results!

August Garden Meeting

In August for the first time and following a suggestion from a member, we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon socialising in a memberís garden. It was a lovely relaxed afternoon with no Business Meeting or Speaker, just an opportunity to enjoy each otherís company whilst indulging in a delicious selection of homemade savoury and sweet treats with a refreshing cup of tea. Our memberís 7 acre garden was a delight and we had a wonderful time exploring it, walking down to the river and enjoying the amazing views from the many seats available in the garden.

Centenary Exhibition and Teas

In 2015 Liz Franklin and Jill Skarda organised a wonderful Exhibition in the Village Hall over the early May Bank holiday weekend. Its purpose was to celebrate the Centenary and raise funds. It was supported by all our members and it was an outstanding success! Read more about it by viewing our Centenary page.


To help support and fund our Bursaries we organised a Jumble Sale in May. It never fails to attract interest and bring in the pennies! We all enjoyed it too!

Dress a girl around the World

This was a project some members of the WI became involved with last year.

Originally the dresses were made from pillowcases, then different and prettier materials were used. These dresses are perhaps the only dresses these little girls own or will ever own.

We held workshops which were great fun!

Archery Taster Session

On Wednesday 10th September 2014 the Gloucestershire Federation in association with the Cheltenham Archery Club organised a taster session.

It was a glorious morning, just off the Presbury Race Course beneath the edge of the Cotswolds.

Wendy Challinor and myself, Jill Skarda had decided to try our hand at an activity new to us both. We were impressed with the layout across an open area, with a clubhouse where we were welcomed, a number of butts and a large group of tutors and guests.