Invite: Christmas Crafts

Wow, what a beautiful autumn we’ve been having. But it’s October already and that means that it’s time for our annual Christmas Crafts meeting.

Come along on Monday 19th October and you’ll be able to have a go at four different Christmas crafts. You’ll also get a break from me because our lovely Vice President, Ruth Gosden will be chairing the meeting (it’s one of those wacky WI rules – they make the Vice President run one meeting a year.)

As usual, guests are welcome to attend for £3, so feel free to bring a friend along. The meeting is in the Waterfront Hall in Hebden Bridge Town Hall and doors open at 7pm-ish for a 7.30pm start.


Walking group: Sunday 18th October

The cycling group is now hibernating for the winter (they’ll be back in the spring) but Janet Conway is making the most of the good weather by leading one more walk.

So weather permitting, there will be a circular walk in Hardcastle Crags on Sunday 18th October, please meet at the top car park on Widdop road at 10.30 am. The walk takes one and a half to two hours and there are two hills. As usual, wear appropriate clothes and footwear and bring some water. Everyone is welcome.

Janet currently has room her car for 2 more people; anyone needing a lift, please let her know on our Facebook group.

Rag Market: Saturday 24th October

The Rag Market is on Saturday 24th October from 11am-4pm. We need filled jars for our produce stall – free WI jars are available from Val in Hebden Cook & Coffee on Carlton Street and I hope we’ll have some available to collect at the meeting on Monday. It doesn’t need to be preserves: jars can also be filled with buttons, ribbon, thread or anything else fun that you can think of.

We also need books, CD’s, plants and anything else you’ve made (except baked goods because we can’t sell those in the Town Hall) for our produce and book stall.

Our Rag Market is hugely important – it funds our annual educational bursary and our speaking programme, while the proceeds of our produce stall go to our charity of the year, which this year is WomenCentre in Halifax.

So please come along on the day; tell people about it; share the Facebook page; take flyers to hand out and generally do everything you can to support the event.

Book Group: Monday 26th October

Book group is at the usual time and place: 7.30pm in Old Gate pub on Monday 26th October. Bring books to talk about and swap.


Theatre Trip

There will be a trip to see Anne Boleyn at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on Mon 30th Nov. Tickets are £5 and our social secretary Karen Cunningham is organising it. Karen won’t be at this months meeting but if you’d like to go, please contact her on Facebook.

Our November meeting is a bread-making demonstration on 16th November by Baker Mike, an award-winning master baker and baking columnist from Keighley. I’m really looking forward to that one.

Right, got to run, hope to see you on Monday…

Kirsty Hall
HBWI President