DFWI Carol Festival - December 2023

Six members ventured out in the pouring rain to head up to Sherborne for the Carol Festival.  We met at the Pear Tree cafe for some lunch before going into the beautiful Sherborne Abbey for the service.  We all enjoyed singing the carols and listening to the readings inside this awesome building.  The DFWI choir (who also sang at Wimborne Minster the previous week) was fantastic, and included our own Janet Jones.

 

County Quiz Final - October 2023

Three teams from West Lulworth WI made it to the final this year.  Our A Team came second, with the others still having respectable scores.

 

 

Visit to Blandford Fashion Museum

 

In September 2023 - several members enjoyed a visit to this fascinating museum, with tea and cakes afterwards

 

Big Canoe Adventure - Tuesday 22 August 2023

 

Nine members of West Lulworth WI, plus 11 friends and relatives, enjoyed a fantastic day on the water. Ideal weather with light winds and gentle sunshine.  Led by instructors from Brenscombe Outdoor Centre, we set off in two big canoes from Cleavell Point, and paddled across Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island (and back!).  

 

 

Cakes at the Cove - Wednesday 9 August 2023

on the way down to Lulworth Cove, popular with both locals and holidaymakers,  

who enjoyed our yummy cakes and savouries. They were also pleased to take home some of our lovely hand made crafts, and the dogs were delighted to take part in the ever-popular doggie tombola!

 

 

Craft stall at Wareham Carnival - Sunday 22 July 2023

 

A fun day, albeit a bit windy, when we were able to sell some of our lovely individual craft items.  All locally hand-made, using sustainable materials wherever possible. 

 

 

Visit to Creech Barrow

following on from our fascinating talk

Tuesday 9 May 2023 at 10 am

Twelve of us met at the Cake House cafe at East Creech at 10am, and walked down the road to visit the Memorial of the Creech Barrow Seven, a secret resistance unit operating during WW2.   We then continued our walk through the lovely Kilwood nature reserve, joining the bridleway back through the woods.  We then treated ourselves to coffee, cakes and lunches.

 

 

 

Visit to Jigsaw Puzzle Factory

Thursday 27 April 2023 

Eight members, along with two guests, enjoyed a fascinating visit to a puzzle factory at Ashmore.  Julie, from JHG Puzzles, gave us a comprehensive tour of the factory, demonstrating each part of the puzzle-making process, from printing, pressing and bagging the puzzles, to printing and packing the boxes, and plenty of other operations in between.  In a separate area we could see how wooden puzzles are created by laser cutting.    The tour was followed by tea and homemade cake, and we had the opportunity to buy some of the boxed puzzles to enjoy later.  Well worth a visit!

 

Seehttps://jhgpuzzles.co.uk/ for a full list of all their stock. 

 

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We held our popular Jumble Sale on

Saturday 15 October 2022

at West Lulworth Village Hall  

selling good quality pre-loved clothes, books and all sorts of other useful items,

customers were pleased to grab a bargain and enjoy a social event

 

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County Quiz Final

Two teams from West Lulworth WI made it to the final held on

Friday 7 October 2022 at Moreton Village Hall

Sadly we didn't win, but we had a fun evening and both teams were pleased to finish with very respectable scores!