Events Committee Events and Visits

County Show Preview Reception

Join us in our marquee on Tuesday 30th May at 6.00pm. Be one of the first to view our marquee and all the amazing competition entries whilst enjoying a glass of fizz and canapes.

Here Comes Spring!

Speakers at the Here Comes Spring event proved that age is no barrier to following your dream. Staffordshire author Phillipa Ashley was 41 when she wrote her first novel and now writes 3 a year! Louise Grey started her sustainably sourced jewellery business, Silver Sentiments – in Staffordshire – in her fifties and the Keynote Speaker, Nancy Birtwhistle swapped baking recipes for cleaning product recipes in her sixties! Her tips and recipes for eco-friendly products you can make at home (and save you money) can be found by searching Pure Magic Cleaner (her most versatile formulation) 

It was a great day all round- excellent speakers and many stalls to satisfy the need to shop, too. Well done the Events Committee! 

It’s Christmas!

One of the WI’s claims to fame is for being organised and our It’s Christmas event at The County Showground demonstrated just that as Members geared up for Christmas.

Over 30 stalls were on hand offering gift ideas, Christmas decorations and cards, craft, plants and more to allow an early wrap up of the presents list.

The day featured a speaker, Christmas entertainment and floral demonstrations, too.

The Rev Geoff Eze, broadcaster on Radio Stoke, gave an inspirational talk on how life- journeys are influenced by choices that are made and how parents have a vital role to play. Geoff will be forever grateful that his mother enabled him to learn the piano, despite his father’s objections, and had a musical career before choosing a spiritual path.

The Bells & Banter group of the Inn Ringers gave a festive feel to the day by playing well known hymns and carols on hand-bells.

The afternoon was all about flowers and fun as the well-renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley effortlessly created arrangements for the home at Christmas whilst regaling the audience with anecdotes about his life. His creations were raffled at the end of the day with some winners wondering how they were going to transport them home !