Welcome to all Members and Visitors
Chaddesley Corbett WI is a thriving group of around 70 members who are friendly and enthusiastic. We meet together each month to enjoy demonstrations and talks on a variety of subjects given by experienced speakers. Other activities include our craft group for the creative, a book club for those who enjoy reading, skittles and rambling for the energetic and the lunch club for all who enjoy eating and talking!
For the more adventurous, Worcestershire Federation provide groups to cater for art, public affairs, sport, science, drama, home economics, regular outings to places of interest and holidays in the UK and abroad. There is sure to be something to interest you.
Do pay us a visit and find out more. A warm welcome awaits you at Chaddesley Corbett WI.
Have a look through our website to see more about the sort of things we get up to. To contact us and get directions to our meeting place please go to our Contact Us page.
Our WI is 100 years old in 2020 so in addition to our normal programme we are planning a whole range of extra activities to celebrate our Centenary. Have a look at our Centenary page to see a list of our proposed events. Some are still in the planning stage and details will be confirmed as soon as they are finalised. Watch this space!
Unfortunately due to Coronavirus most of our activities for this year have been cancelled or carried over to next year.
However, as we now move into the Autumn and lockdown has eased a little we are putting together a programme of events that members may wish to get involved in. We are still unable to have a physical meeting for the whole of our WI each month, but we have some zoom meetings organised for members to enjoy. See below for details of the things we have planned so far.
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October Monthly Meeting
Wednesday 7th at 7.00 pm via Zoom
Please do join us for a Zoom Meeting when Sylvia Beardshaw has very kindly agreed to talk to us about her new book that she’s currently writing entitled “Chaddesley Corbett 1900-1950”. The invitation for members together with the appropriate link to join the meeting will be sent out nearer the date.
October Nora's Ramble
Monday 12th at 2.00pm
Meet at 2.00 pm at the Lychgate. Members please let Drene know if you would like to take part as it’s essential we record names etc., in light of the restrictions.
October Book Club
Monday 12th at 8.00pm via Zoom
We are discussing 'A Single Thread' by Tracey Chevalier
October Commemorative Tree Planting
Wednesday 28th at 11.00 am
This will still take place but I’m afraid we won’t be able to gather together as a group because of the recent rule of six. However, we hope to video the ceremony for all to see.
October Craft Group
It is hoped to organise a Zoom get together of the Craft Group. Details will be forwarded in due course.
November Monthly Meeting
Wednesday 4th November at 7.00 pm via Zoom
Another Zoom Meeting when our speaker Julian Hunt will present his talk on “The Blue Bird Toffee Factory”. In 1927 Harry Vincent brought his toffee factory from Birmingham to the wide open spaces of Hunnington (near Halesowen). He built a model village for his key workers and provided work for over 300 locals, many of whom were women. The invitation for members together with the appropriate link to join the meeting will be sent out nearer the date.
November Book Club
Monday 9th at 8.00pm via Zoom
We are discussing 'I Found You' by Lisa Jewell
some events to look forward to in 2021
Morton Hall Gardens
We have rebooked our visits to Morton Hall Gardens for spring 2021 when the spring flowers should be in full bloom. The dates for your diary are:
Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 11.00 am
Wednesday 28th April at 2.00 pm
The cost is £13.00 per person and each group is allowed to take up to 30 members with the morning visit being followed by Lunch and the afternoon visit by Afternoon Tea. There will be sign-up sheets when we’re able to meet up as a group.
Flower Festival Weekend
The Flower Festival Weekend which was due to be held on 26th/27th September 2020 will be rescheduled in 2021.
Centenary Celebration Lunch
We have rearranged our Centenary Celebration Lunch at Brockencote Hall for Wednesday 10th November 2021.
Murder Mystery Evening
The Murder Mystery evening that we were having this year at our December meeting will now take place on Wednesday 2nd December 2021.
HAVE YOU GOT TIME ON YOUR HANDS?
Then why not join us at Chaddesley Corbett WI
Walk with us on one of our Monthly Rambles.
Start reading our latest Book Club book.
Try a new craft at our Craft Group.
Have a chat over Lunch at a local pub
Support our Skittles team, or even have a go!
Come along with us on one of our Outings.
Check out the Activities pages for more information.
Get in touch via our Contact Us page.
If you haven’t done so, please let Shirley have your favourite recipe.
Thank you to those who’ve already sent in photographs and details of what you’ve been up to during this 'Memorable Year’, this has been really great but we could do with more!
The NFWI has been very concerned about the disruption this lockdown period has had on WI meetings and activities and your membership experience this year. They recently held consultations with all federations to discuss ways in which they can acknowledge this in the membership subscription this year.
The NFWI are delighted to share with you that as a result they are offering a three month extension to this year’s membership subscription. The next renewal date for membership subscriptions will therefore be 1st April 2021. In addition, from this point onwards, membership renewals will always be in April.
They have added full FAQs to My WI to help you understand a bit more about the process and how this will impact WIs. The FAQs can be found here.