When Abigail Webb moved into the area she was surprised to learn the village didn’t have a WI group and after suggesting the idea to friends, she received an enthusiastic response. She created the Tarporley WI Facebook page, which now has over 60 members, and has lots of useful information. Many ladies shared why they wanted to get involved in the WI; to learn new skills, to meet new friends and to have fun.
After an initial get-together in September, the Tarporley Women’s Institute was officially formed on 1st October. The first meeting was attended by over 40 ladies, who enjoyed a taste and talk session on chocolate by guest speaker Sue Roberts. As well as the chocolate tasting, they also enjoyed tea and home made cakes.
President Abbie Webb said: “It was fantastic to see so many ladies attending our first WI meeting, we had a great evening with lots of fun and laughter. Due to the diverse age range of our members, from 25 to 80, I am keen to ensure that Tarporley WI caters for all interests and activities and the committee members are now planning lots of exciting, interesting and fun activities for 2015.”
Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:15pm in Tarporley Royal British Legion.
Our next guest speaker is Rosie Sedgwick from the Sirocco Academy of Egyptian dance. She will be giving a talk and demonstration in belly dancing, the history/origin of the dance, the costumes and the music. Some ladies will also be selling crafts to raise money for the Royal British Legion for Remembrance Sunday.
The first meeting is free, so why not join us on 5th November!