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Crochet….first stitches

Tuesday 5th April 2016 Crochet Workshop For April’s meeting we had a visit from Emma at The Pincushion, Oswestry who bravely took on the challenge of teaching the Valley Girls how to crochet.  Armed with her giant crochet hook Emma showed us the ropes (well, wool!) with seemingly unlimited patience. There were also some “experienced […]

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Jewelry with Bijoux Lane

Tuesday 1st March 2016 Jewelry with Bijoux Lane An absolute treat of a meeting for us in March when we were visited by the lovely Andrea of Bijoux Lane. Bijoux Lane is a home based jewellery  business offering high quality sterling silver, mixed metal and beaded jewellery designed and hancrafted by Andrea. Andrea (with the […]

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Wine Tasting

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Wine Tasting and Appreciation The February meeting took us away from our usual venue of the Hand Hotel, instead we ventured just along the road to Gales Wine Bar. Where we were beautifully hosted and educated, in all that is good about wine, by Pip Gale. We tasted our way through […]

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Tuesday 5th January 2016 Wordybirdies For our first meeting of the new year on a cold and dark January evening we were visited by two lovely ladies, Sue Gale and Julie Hinchliffe, who together are better known as wordybirdies LIVE! These ladies are best friends from way back, and for the last five years they […]

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Christmas Social

Tuesday 1st December 2015 Christmas Social   Decembers meeting had been entitled ‘Christmas Social with singing, games, food and drink’ and that’s exactly what we did. With local music teacher Eirwen Jones on piano we sang some Christmas Carols…the singing confidence grew over the course of the evening with The Twelve Days of Christmas being […]



Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Papercraft November saw us all getting back to basics with a good old Christmas crafting session. With the business out of the way (mainly calendars!!) Jude and Mary geared us up for the 2 crafting activities they had lovingly prepared for us. We all took a turn at the tables and […]


Childhood Games throughout the centuary

Saturday 24th October 2015 Centenary Celebration of Traditional Childhood Games There was lots of fun and laughter at the Llangollen Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th October with the Clwyd Denbigh Federation WI Leisure and Performing Arts committee hosting an afternoon of games to celebrate the Centenary of the WI. The X-Boxes, IPads and electronics took […]


Roller Disco!

Tuesday 6th October 2015   AGM followed by…Roller Disco! Octobers meeting brought us into the 1985-1995 era on our journey through 100 years of the WI. What says 80’s more than a Roller Disco? I’m not sure how many WI groups in that time had a Roller Disco after their AGM but ours certainly went […]


Charity Calendar

Friday 4th September 2015 Launch of the Vintage Llangollen Calendar The following blog is taken from a press release which was used during the launch period. With a few photos from our “launch” coffee morning at Plas Newydd. Again the wonderful “llanblogger” in the form of the lovely Phil Robinson was in attendance to capture […]

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