Invite: Forensic February

Are you always glued to crime shows? Would you like to know more about the real forensic science behind the TV glamour? Then this month’s WI meeting is definitely for you!

Sue from Think Forensic will take us through a real life crime case and then we’ll take our own fingerprints and analyze them. We’ll also be looking at the hairs and fibres that can be found at crime scenes and Sue will be showing us how shoeprint casting is done.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Monday 15th February in the Waterfront Hall in Hebden Bridge Town Hall. As always, visitors are welcome to attend for £4.


If you’ve not already paid your subs, please bring a cheque or cash this month. It’s £37.50 for the entire year and we’ll be making an exciting announcement on Monday about an opportunity that will only be available to fully paid up members, so it’s well worth joining.


Centenary Book
Committee member, Maxine Hunt is organizing our commemorative centenary book. We’re asking each member to make a page that’s going to be bound into a book. Maxine will have paper, supplies and examples at this month’s meeting.

Flood Blankets
Miriam O’Keefe is organising a project to make crocheted and knitted lap blankets for elderly flood victims in Calderdale. If you’d like to help, have a chat with her.

Book group
Book group is back after the floods – this month it will be at the White Lion at 7.30pm on Monday 22nd Feb.

Other groups
The cycling and walking groups are still on winter break but will be back in the spring.

All subgroups are organised by members, so if you’re interested in starting a new group, just float the idea and see if anyone else is interested. I hear there may be interest in restarting the ukulele group.


March is our 5th birthday so we’re having a bake-off extravaganza on Monday 21st March. You don’t have to enter but there will be prizes to win in the following categories:

Victoria sponge
Free-from (ie. gluten-free and/or vegan)
Decorate a cupcake (can be a bought cake)

There will also be games and a culinary quiz and we’ll be inviting guests from neighbouring WI’s. It should be a lot of fun. If you’re interested in helping to organise this event, please speak to our social secretary, Karen Cunningham.

Right, that’s your lot, I hope to see you on Monday.

Kirsty Hall
HBWI President