Looking Ahead to What's On

NEW -  September 2021 Northamptonshire Federation Newsletter
By booking a place for any event organised by NCFWI you agree to receive an email which we may send prior to the event, giving you (1) information about your event and (2) certain information relevant to payment for your booking.
Application forms should be returned by your secretary, either by post to WI House or email to events@ncfwi.org.uk. Payment should not be sent with the form. An invoice will be emailed to your secretary and payment should be made by your treasurer within 7 days of receipt.
By making a reservation for any event with NCFWI you enter into a direct (legally binding) contract relationship with NCFWI. Failure to pay for any event booked may result in action by NCFWI to recover the money and/or refusal to attend any future events.
Please Note: Cancellations made by applicants up to 3 days before the Ticket Allocation Date will not be charged but cancellations made after that time will be invoiced and must be paid for.
If an event or travel trip is over-subscribed, a ballot for tickets will take place, with members and carers having priority.


Thursday 16 September 2021 - Afternoon Tea at Barnwell
2- 4pm  Members Only £12
This really is the last reminder for this event as the ticket allocation date is fast approaching. Don`t delay any longer! Contact your secretary who has the details and booking form. Very much looking forward to seeing you all in a beautiful part of our county. Ticket Allocation Date Tuesday 24 August 2021.

Saturday 18 September - Walk from Maidwell
Lunch can be pre-ordered at The Stag, Maidwell where car parking is available. We shall be walking by-ways, bridleways, an old railway and, of course, footpaths. Please let the leader know by Friday 10 September if you would like to join us.

Wednesday 22 September 2021 SCRABBLE COMPETITION
WI House 7.00pm                Members Only £5.00

This is a final reminder to make sure no-one gets left out. It is 2 years since the competition was held so you may have got out of the habit and more people add to the fun. We shall be using Collins’ Scrabble Dictionary 2020 edition. There will be two 1 hour sessions with a break for refreshments. Please bring a Scrabble set, and perhaps a torch in case you have to park in the lane. Application form was with your Secretary in July. Ticket Allocation Date Wednesday 1 September 2021

Friday 24 September - Science Lectures Return - Stargazing, a Whistle Stop Tour across the Universe
7.30 pm  Great Houghton Village Hall Leys Lane Great Houghton NN4 0AN Members £6 Non-members £9
Dave Eagle FRAS, BSc (Hons), PGCE, amateur Astronomer and Planetarium operator, takes us for a trip around the universe. He will present a mind-blowing journey from Earth out to the very edge of our observable universe, visiting objects of interest along the way. Come and be amazed by the stunning images of our universe.
Application form was with your Secretary last month. Ticket Allocation Date Friday 10 September 2021.

Saturday 2 October - Mosaics Workshop with Anna Conti
WI House  10am to 4pm  Members £60  Non-members £65
Would you like to make a unique mosaic mirror? Then please sign up for this session with Anna Conti, a very popular tutor at Denman! All materials to make the mirror are included in the above price. A list of things you will need to bring will be sent out with your confirmation email.
Application form was with your Secretary last month. Ticket Allocation Date Friday 3 September 2021.

Monday 4 October - Speakers Selection Evening
Great Houghton Village Hall, Leys Lane, NN4 0AN    2pm    Members only £2
The next of our ever-popular Speakers’ Selection Evenings will be held in person! There will be a raffle and refreshments will be served so do join us. Maximum of 2 tickets per WI.
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket Allocation Date Monday 20 September 2021

Saturday 16 October - The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
Coach only - Members £20  Non-members £23
At the time of writing this notice there are still some places available on the coach. Please let your secretary know if you would like to join the group. You will find the day extremely interesting, very peaceful and a quiet place to remember those who have given their lives for our safety throughout the generations. There are places to sit around the grounds and eat your picnic or the café and restaurant are near the main building where you will be able to get snacks and hot food should you so wish. A very memorable day for everyone. Why not come and join us?
Application forms are with your Secretary, to be returned by post to WI House or by email to events@ncfwi.org.uk . Ticket Allocation Date Monday 6 September 2021.

Wednesday 27 October 2021 - NCFWI AGM - 7pm by Zoom
This is an important meeting for our Federation and we have decided to hold it via Zoom again this year. We will be reviewing what has been happening in our Federation over the last year and as before, tickets are allocated to one member per WI.
The Northamptonshire Federation Board of Trustees would very much like one Delegate from every WI to attend. Unfortunately we won’t be able to accept applications from Observers in this instance. If your WI has any questions please forward these in advance so they can be dealt with at the appropriate time or by email afterwards.
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket Allocation date Friday 15 October 2021.

Saturday 30 October - Circular walk from Roade via Stoke Bruerne
9.45am for 10am start    Approx 5 miles
Meet at The Cock, Roade where cars may be parked. The route takes us along the original horse tramway ‘Boathouse Road’ to the tunnel at Stoke Bruerne.We shall be walking on both hard surfaces and field tracks.There are four stiles towards the end of the walk. There are beautiful cottages to admire in both Roade and Stoke Bruerne. Food can be ordered at The Cock prior to the walk. Please let the leader know by Friday 22 October if you would like to join us.

Friday 12 November - Literary Lunch with Simon Michael
at the Marriott Hotel   Members £35  Non-members £40
MY LIFE IN CRIME – Simon Michael. Full details of the event were in the July newsletter and your secretary has the application form, that also includes the menu choices. Tea and coffee will be served from 11.00 am; lunch will be served after Simon’s talk that will start at 11.45 a.m.
Closing date for applications Monday, 27 September 2021 Find out more about the author at www.simonmichael.uk

Saturday 20 November - Venturing across the border, Stony Stratford
9.45am for 10am start   Approx 4.5 miles
This walk starts the other side of the county boundary at The Cock, Stony Stratford. We go through a nature reserve, along-side a canal and a river to Haversham viaduct and back to Stony Stratford. The walk is generally very good underfoot if the weather has been poor. There is car parking at the rear of The Cock.
Please let the leaders know by Friday 12 November if you would like to join us.

Saturday 4 December  - Powertex with Liz Dixon
WI House 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members £40 Non-Members £43
plus approx. £20 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

We are looking forward to receiving lots of applications for this very exciting course on – all details last month. If we should get too many, we can always ask Liz to do another one for us – and with its proximity to Christmas it could just be the answer you have been looking for! It’s messy, it’s fun and it’s rewarding!! Get your applications in now. Be assured that any COVID regulatory measures still in place will be adhered to.
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket Allocation Date Friday 12 November 2021

Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March 2022 - Four day stay in Cardiff
(including visits to SS Great Britain, Bath and the Royal Mint)
I expect you are already making plans for your holidays in 2022. Make sure you mark these dates in your diary to ensure you are able to enjoy a visit to the ss Great Britain, visits to the Royal Mint and to St. Fagans open-air museum and a guided coach tour of the Cardiff Bay area followed by a cruise around the Bay itself. There is also a guided tour backstage of the Wales Millennium Centre. All culminating in a visit to Bath on the way home.
Application form are with your Secretary this month. Ticket allocation date Monday 8 November 2021  Please niote an application form should be completed for each room to be booked.

26 April 2022 - County Quiz at Wicksteed Park
A date for your diary

DENMAN COLLEGE  Christine Farmer (Preston Capes WI)
Still no news, except some of you MAY have seen the photographs on the Unofficial page which showed the sorry state of the grounds and how quickly nature is taking over.

Go to https://www.denman.org.uk/whats-on/ to view courses on offer: