Music Club

A few of the music group attended a concert at the Minster in Newport to hear the pianist Varvara Maggs in Concert.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a legendary child pianist and studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.   She now spends her time giving concerts in Great Britain and St. Petersburgh, Russia.  The recital included works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky.   What a fantastic pianist and what a wonderful, enjoyable time we had.

Report by Dorothy Maskell


All of Creeksides scrapbooks are now on-line. You can access these from the main menu above. I have split them up into annual files which you can view, download and even print if you want.

Sadly the years 1985 to 1991 are not available.

In some years where the original scrapbooks span two books for a particular year there may be more than one file available. Once you have navigated to the year you wish to view just click the scrapbook cover image and the file will open in a new tab in your browser. All the files are in PDF format so you will need a PDF Reader to view them. A link to Abobe Reader is provided for you to download the free app should you need it. Have fun.

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Wonderful Wisley!

Wonderful Wisley! Creekside WI were off on their travels again and ‘Whew’ was it hot!

An excited and happy coach of members and visitors looked forward to the day and we were not disappointed. Our guides were very considerate, splitting us into two groups so that we could all hear and ask questions, succinct so that we could spend more time looking and kept information stops in the shade on what turned out to be the hottest area in England that day. It was slightly cooler in the magnificent glass houses! There are 240 acres divided into different areas to appreciate so we were able to see some of the preparation that goes into creating a new idea as well as some of the many beautifully established themed gardens, ponds and sculptures.

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Visit by Emsworth WI

Our President has been networking on the mainland. As a result, Creekside WI welcomed members of Emsworth WI to afternoon tea at Wootton Methodist Church Hall. Our visitors made their way to us by train, catamaran and bus spending time in Ryde enjoying the shops and lunch before they arrived. The committee and volunteers had laid a beautiful and inviting table with fresh flowers, four different mouthwatering sandwich flavours and delicious cakes. A real English tea at tea time. Members swopped information about their particular WI’s and began to make new friends while cups were filled.

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Have you ever been Kurling? No, not the ice and brush type; Creekside WI play a version that is suitable for everybody whatever the age and physical ability. This month we welcomed members of Rookley WI to Wootton.

The evening began with a delicious supper during which there was plenty of chat, then we divide up into two teams. It is a very tactical game and if there is any doubt about the score THE TAPE MEASURE COMES OUT! Players could stand kneel or sit to send their stones ( not the really heavy kind) to the bullseye or past it if they were over enthusiastic.

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CREEKSIDE W.I. CRAFT COMPETITION – 2014 held in the Methodist Church, Wootton Bridge, on Wednesday, 14th May, 2014 Results
Class 1 Environmental Portrait – 1st Christine Tipple 2nd Pauline Kirby
Class 2 Holidays- 1st Pauline Kirby 2nd Christine Tipple
Class 3 Food and/ Drink- 1st Pauline Kirby 2nd Betty Sieler
Class 4 Family- 1st Betty Sieler 2nd Rio Bellgore-Gullit
Section Overall winner – Pauline Kirby
Runners up – Joint – Betty Sieler & Christine Tipple
Class 1 Victoria Sponge – 1st Pam Mundell 2nd Sue Alexander, Veronica Parker & Ann Pearson
Class 2 Four Cookies – 1st Pam Mundell 2nd Dorothy Maskell
Class 3 Four Almond Tarts – 1st Dorothy Maskell 2nd Christine Tipple
Class 4 1lb. jar Chutney – 1st Veronica Parker 2nd Dorothy MaskellSection Overall winner – Dorothy Maskell Runner up – Pam Mundell

Craft Class 5 Knitting – Any item/ply 1st Mary Lashmar 2nd Sue Fox
Class 6 Sewing – Bookmark 1st Kimberley Goodall
Class 7 Modelling 4 miniatures  1st Linda Sheasby
2nd Joint – Dorothy Maskell vegetables in marzipan or fimo & Christine Tipple
Class 8 Painting any size/medium 1st Margaret Paice 2nd Ann Senior
Class 9 Any other craft 1st Sue Fox 2nd Mary Lashmar
Class 10 Novice any craft No entries Section Overall winner Mary Lashmar Runner up Sue Fox
Flower arranging Class 11 Arrangement “May Theme” – 1st Sue Alexander Class
12 One colour/shade arrangement – 1st Dorothy Maskell 2nd Tina Hughes
Class 13 Victorian Posy – 1st Sue Alexander Section Overall winner Sue Alexander
Competition Overall Winner – Dorothy Maskell Overall runner up – Sue Alexander