Make Do and Mend

Tuesday 7th April 2015 Make Do and Mend We are working our way through the WI’s 100 year history, and this month  we explored the decade 1935-1945. Obviously this period in British history is dominated by WW2 we therefore took a wartime slogan “Make Do and Mend” as our inspiration. Make Do and Mend was […]


Upstairs Downstairs

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Upstairs Downstairs Our Upstairs Downstairs was certainly an evening of two sides (as was intended). With the glamour of our flapper girls, having a crack at the Charleston (thanks to Sarah for showing us the steps). Some great costumes, you all totally looked the part!   We all enjoyed sipping a […]


History of the WI

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 History of the WI….still inspiring women? (and our first “Annual”)   As we have been up and running for just on fifteen months now it was about time for our first Annual Meeting, complete with Treasurers Report (delivered efficiently by our meticulous treasurer, Mary). Mary has kept our books balanced beautifully […]


Burlesque Dancing

Tuesday 6th January 2015 Burlesque Dancing   We kicked off our year long centenary celebrations with some burlesque dancing. It was lovely to welcome back Julie Thomas who started us of exactly a year ago with Bollywood dancing.  Julie (with help from her friend Kim) led us through the moves of two contrasting routines. Both […]

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Christmas Party

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Christmas Party Our first Valley Girls Christmas party managed to combine some key features of a classic WI meeting…. We had crafting with the beautiful Christmas stars and table decorations. There was socialising, and information sharing with two very good games, ideal to keep even the most jaded family party going!! […]


Christmas (speed) Crafting

Tuesday 4th November 2014 Christmas (speed) Crafting   Christmas (speed) Crafting saw us revisiting our popular Speed Crafting session from earlier this year, with a few alterations i.e. this time we were not so speedy and we had a Christmas theme.   Crafts on offer this time were felt tree decorations, Christmas cards (or gift […]


Cooking Demonstration…hints and tips

Tuesday 7th October 2014 Cooking Demonstration…..featuring Pampered Chef   For our October meeting we welcome Pam from the Pampered Chef who came along to give us a cooking demonstration using some of the famous Pampered Chef equipment. She shared hints and tips for some fail safe dishes and sides, and demonstrated the wonders of some […]


Cocktail Mixing

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Cocktail Mixing…and tasting!! The perfect opener for our Autumn Programme came in the form of two dashing (!) young men from Voodoo Moon Cocktail Bar in Wrexham. Andy and Jules kindly (and foolishly…perhaps!) agreed to come and give the Valley Girls WI an introduction into the world of cocktails. Two young […]


Coffee Morning

Tuesday 8th July 2014 Fundraiser – Coffee Morning We were very fortunate with this date for our first fundraiser as the town was buzzing for the start of the International Musical Eisteddfod, the festival where  it is said “Wales welcomes the World”!! So a good Welsh welcome was provided in the form of cakes!  Cakes! […]

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