Pancake Evening

‘Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan……..’ Creekside WI celebrated pancake evening with a pancake supper, enjoying the choice of savoury fillings such as chicken, spring onion and plum sauce, chopped ham and cheese. Sweet fillings were also on offer: traditional lemon and sugar, tinned peaches, chocolate sauce and bananas and honey. During the evening members watched a slide show of past activities and rose to the challenge of a pancake quiz and pancake tossing. Thanks to our President Ann Parker, the committee and members and all who came and made it a very enjoyable evening.


Pancake Day

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January Book Club

The latest book to read was North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Margaret Hales Father a pastor, decides one day he can no longer serve the church of England.
He sacrifices his family’s peaceful life in Helstone (The South) to an industrial town in the north of England.
This gave our group lots of topics for discussion, we all enjoyed the book and of course when Margaret got her man in the end, made it all the more enjoyable.
The Average score was 8.1/2. out of 10.

Report: Linda Sheasby

Kurling Match

On the 6th February Creekside WI welcomed some members of Bembridge WI to join us in a Kurling Session.
A very enjoyable and noises afternoon ensued. The Blue Stone team beat the Red Stones by a considerable margin.

Tea coffee, and biscuits were served, especially dunking Gingernutts.

Picture from Jenny Goodall
Picture from Jenny Goodall

Creekside WI Bookclub

5th February

We braved a freezing cold evening to discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This is a book we all enjoyed and agreed was a good read. Even though two of us hadn’t finished the book in time and the point was made that the language sometimes slowed the telling of the story. We discussed Mr Rochester’s attitude to the women in his life, the effect that Jane’s religious upbringing had on her life and the cruelty and hardship that had to be endured at that time. Refreshments lightened the mood and we rounded the evening off with a few good laughs one of which was a new porridge recipe involving alcohol…..!

50th Anniversary Bench Presentation

On Friday 24th November members of Creekside WI presented a wooden bench to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway to mark the final event of our anniversary year.

Members of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway watch as the High Sherriff cuts the ribbon to offically mark the event watched by Dorothy Maskell who was completing her final event as President of Creekside WI.

The High Sherrif of the Isle of Wight,  Ben Rouse, kindly attended and cut the ribbon to mark the event. The bench is situated in the Picnic Area at Wootton Station which overlooks the station.

After the presentation members accompanied by the High Sherriff and officials of the Steam Railway retired to the church hall for light refreshments.

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Creekside’s 50th Birthday Lunch

On 13 October more than 40 members of Creekside WI gathered in their finery at the Lakeside Hotel in Wootton to mark the occasion of their 50th birthday with a celebration lunch. The fizz and chatter flowed as the photographer from ‘The County Press’ marshalled everyone for the official photographs.

Creekside ladies were delighted to welcome two founder members, Olive Lailey and Mavis Willis, along with Federation Chairman Sue Biss as special guests. Two other founder members of Creekside who are still current members, Pat Kendall and Mona Williams, were unable to attend.

Wootton Lakeside Spa Hotel - Creekside WI at their 50th Anniversary. Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight County Press
Wootton Lakeside Spa Hotel – Creekside WI at their 50th Anniversary
Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight County Press

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