What’s on in August

Tarporley WI

Tarporley WI had another great Pudding & Pimms party with several new members. The winner was  Anne Ravenscroft – who won with her delicious white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake – and was presented with her trophy by the President Abigail Webb.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Pudding & Pimms Party last month, we had a fabulous time and were treated to some gorgeous treats, including Anne Ravenscroft’s winning white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.  See more photos from this fun event on our website www.TarporleyWI.org. There is no meeting in August, and we meet again on Wednesday 5th September, and see some Birds of Prey! New members and visitors always welcome.  Please call Sarah on 733 813 or email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com for more details.


Kelsall WI

The Workings of Parliament is the talk at our July meeting while a visit to the Tiffany Glass Collection, Haworth Museum and People’s Museum, Manchester is arranged for August after we have had our Members Meeting. A special committee take over, organise the meeting and surprise the members. Visitors are always welcome. We meet in the Methodist Church school room on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Get to know new people and have a cup of tea and home-made cake.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 7th August at 7.30pm. Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, just off A49, park in laybys. Give your garden a make-over for next year. Mrs Sue Gillon will tell us about “Planning and designing borders for year-round interest”, and to start us off she is bringing along some plants for sale. Entry £2 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.


Peckforton and Beeston WI

Some of our members took part in the WI Healthy Living week in June by walking around parts of Bunbury, followed by refreshments at Tilly’s Coffee Shop. Our Summer Outing took the form of a tour of The Gladstone Library and St Deniol’s Church at Hawarden, which proved to be extremely interesting.  Gladstone, who was Prime Minister four times, donated all his books to the Library and it, together with another adjacent library, is now a source of research for students from all over the world. The church contained some beautiful examples of stained glass windows. The visit included an excellent lunch and the venue was well worth a visit.  Our next hall meeting is on 1st August when we will hear about the History of Hairdressing and we would welcome any visitors at 7.30 in Peckforton Village Hall.  Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898

Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting on Thursday 23rd August, from 10am, at Tarporley Community Centre includes a talk by Sheila Saner on ‘Riding for the Disabled’.


OPAL Go Online Sessions

GoOnLine is a drop-in service which helps older people  in rural areas to learn how to access the internet, with one-to-one support of volunteers. The service aims to foster use of the internet to pursue peoples’ personal interests.

The next sessions are as follows:

Wednesdays 8th August, 5th September 10 am to 12noon at Cotebrook: Alvanley Arms, Cotebrook, nr Tarporley CW6 9DS.

Thursdays 2nd, 16th and 30th August, 13th and 27th September, 10am -12noon at The Royal Oak Hotel, Chester Road, Kelsall CW6 0RR.

For more information, contact: goonline@opalservices.org.uk or Jean Toyn on 07923 425 239  or Carol Hitchen on 07851 253 587