Recently we held a very successful Mosaic workshop.  These bowls above were some of the designs created.  The owls look amazing.  A very enjoyable and creative afternoon was had by all!

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Recent Activities 

18th June

The first Chinthurst Six Meeting! Enjoying afternoon tea at 'Changing Perceptions' in Godalming on a very wet afternoon!

Our recent Committee Meeting "face to face" in the fresh air.  It was wonderful seeing everyone and, of course there was cake!

Our delicious Cream tea at Secretts.  We were able to meet face to face with our WI friends and have a proper chat under the grape vine which gave much needed shade on a very hot afternoon.  Wonderful!  A big "Thank you" to Niki.

Gillian and Jacky were able to pick some strawberries (pictured above left).  Diana and Beryl (above right)

A lovely lunch was included in our outing to Selborne house and gardens recently.  The food was delicious. The outing was very successful, 10 of us were able to go.

Gillian organised a very successful fund raising fair recently in aid of  'Ovarian Cancer Trust'.  She raised over £500 which was an amazing effort.  The cakes and cream teas were very popular and delicious.  Colin put on an interesting display of his models of old Godalming.  There was a raffle with some great prizes as well as various stalls including books.  This wonderful effort was very well supported by our WI ladies.

A few photographs of our beautiful "Rainbow Picnic" held on Wednesday in the Phillips Memorial Cloisters.  We were so lucky with the weather, the lily pond and surrounding flower beds were full of colour. We can recommend a visit for anyone wanting a pleasant walk by the river.  We had a very happy occasion which was well attended by members. 

Monica received a congratulations card from our President on the occasion of her Diamond Wedding Anniversary. 

Photographs from our Rainbow Picnic held on the 4th August 2021 in bright sunshine!

Wendy delivering a beautiful arrangement to  Alan and Monica on the occasion of their Diamond wedding anniversary.

A Sunday afternoon cream tea, at Waverley Abbey House on a bank holiday weekend.  16 of our members were able to visit this lovely house and grounds.

Our Produce & Handicraft Show was a great success!  There were some beautiful handicraft entries.  We had such a good selection of flower arrangements entered this year and they were so colourful.  It was very interesting looking at the different interpretations by our talented flower arrangers.  The cookery section was very competitive. (perhaps people have been watching the "Bake Off" and getting inspired!) The judge had a very difficult task judging this section as well as the jams and preserves too.  Many congratulations to all our members who took the time and effort to enter this our first show since Covid!

We could have done with more entries for the art and photography section so perhaps members can start planning now for next year!  Do look at the pictures below which show some of our entries.

Gillian receiving her cup from the Mayor of Waverley.  Well done Gillian for arranging a great show this year.  It was special having our local school taking part too.  The children were fascinated to see their work displayed  and to view the WI members entries.  (See the photos below)

Our local school, St Mark & All Saints Church of England School put on this lovely dislay of their work. Pictured above,  Decorated pebbles on the left and a beautiful rainbow made of recycled materials on the right.  Below are displays of creative writing about "Lockdown", which were very interesting but also very poignant to read.

Here are some of the beautiful floral arrangements produced by the talented ladies of our WI.  The classes were


1) "Rainbow"

2) A Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta

4)A Modern exhibit

5) An arrangement with a fan.


The standard was very high, as you can see from this small selection pictured left.   The rainbow arrangements were extremely colourful. 


Well done to everyone who took part.


Some of our photography entries.

Here are some of the art work entries.


Janice completed this beautiful butterfly puzzle recently.  She has a lot of patience!


We had a wonderful demonstration by Jennny from "Wild Garlic" at our recent meeting.  The Monkey bread, a sharing loaf, was delicious and the rhubarb gin was not only a beautiful colour but slipped down a treat!  It was great fun and we are keen to try out some of Jenny's recipies.

'Wild Garlic' is a Community Cookery School in Witley Surrey.

We had our 74th Birthday lunch party recently.  It was a delicious salad and quiche meal, with a choice of puddings.  We had a very interesting talk from Suzette Jones about ASD & ADHD in girls which is the current WI Resolution.  This was followed by a quiz and a fascinating talk from one of our members, Beryl about her time training in London as a florist.  We had our birthday cake, kindly made by Wendy and raised our glasses in a toast to us!


Cookery Demonstration

Birthday Party - Raising our Glasses!

Below is a blouse Sue "recycled" from an old skirt.  It looks amazing!  A good project which gives new life to an old outfit.

Salisbury Cathedral Flower Festival.

We had our first "proper" outing recently visiting Salisbury Cathedral for their flower festival.  Unfortunately the heavens opened (much needed rain for the gardens) but the flowers in this beautiful place were bright so it seemed more like a summer day. It was so interesting and full of wonderful colours.  The summer garden display with the bee skepts was particularly fun.

Our Recent Outing to



(Right) The Coronation Robe all made from flowers and grasses.

Following our June meeting hearing about Magnetic Therapy by Alan Cook, we had a delicious tea.  Several people asked for the recipe for the lovely savoury scones made by Dee.  She is happy to say the recipe can be found in 'The W.I Life' magazine for April on page 52.

We had a very interesting visit to a lovely garden in East Clandon.  Here are some of the pictures taken on a beautiful summer afternoon in an enchanted cottage garden.