Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Creekside WI enjoyed a fantastic afternoon to mark the celebrations of our Queens Diamond Jubilee.  The committee prepared and served us a delicious 3 course lunch in the very restricted venue of our Methodist Church Hall. Our president Dorothy Maskell thanked Betty Sieler for her outstanding design of the menu and of course the committee for all their hard work. We enjoyed a red white and blue theme throughout the occasion and finished with a resounding National Anthem.  What a great afternoon it was!

Linda Sheasby

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2


Ramblers Annual Report



In December we had a shorter walk around Firestone Copse. We needed to get to the Sloop Inn early so we could get a dining table for us all to share for our Christmas lunch. We were a little muddy but nobody noticed.


January – we had snow and ice so our walk was cancelled.

February, we went on our usual visit to see the beautiful snowdrops at Newchurch graveyard, followed by lunch at Thompson’s Garden Centre.

March, I was away so Betty Sieler organised a walk around Brighstone.

April, we went down to Mottistone. We parked in the National Trust car park. The bluebells were coming out. A lot of the forest land had been cleared and it was difficult to find the path. We scrambled up a steep hill and found the path, what a beautiful view of the sea up at the top! Coming back down the scent of the bluebells was amazing.

In May we took part in the WI walks to visit another WI. Some of our walkers started from home, others drove and we met up at Quarr Abbey car park. Then we all walked to Binstead stopping at Barbara’s for coffee. We metBinsteadWIat the Fleming Arms together with another couple more of our members and we all had lunch together.

In June we went to Chillerton. We visited the church at Gatcombe and admired the beautiful stained glass windows. It was raining and we all got very wet. Three of us went the Chequers Inn, the rest went straight home. We were drenched!

In July it started to rain and after getting so wet in June, and as there were only four of us, we went for coffee at the Riverside Quay and sat watched the boats going up and down the river, and then we drove to the Folly Inn for lunch.

We did not have a walk in August.

September, we joined up withSeaviewWIfor their annual ramble and amble. Seven of us went. The ramble was a little difficult with the tide coming up the beach and we had to go through the woods. The amblers had a quieter walk with lots of coffee.

October, we parked at Medina High School and walked through the Arboretum to the river path, we passed the remains of the Ryde Queen sadly rotting in the mud and then on to the Folly Inn for food. Afterwards we walked back again. It was a lovely sunny day.

We all enjoy our walks, but would be very pleased to welcome more ramblers from our WI to join us and swell our numbers.

Wendy Mitchell
May 2012


The Tea & Chat was held on Friday 18th May at Ann Westmore’s home.  Thirteen members attended and as usual everyone enjoyed a good chat and a laugh about all sorts of things over a lovely cup of coffee (or tea).  A donation was made towards the cost of the coffee and today £12 was raised and this is being donated to the “Barely Born” charity.  Thank you to everyone who came.

Ann Westmore


Mount Joy Carisbrooke  16 May 2012

The ramble started at the Priory. We visited the chapel and walked round the garden. Continuing our walk we climbed the hill to Mount Joy cemetery which we found alight with hundreds of cowslips. After walking around the walls of the castle we made our way to the Waverley Inn

Tenpin Bowling

On Wednesday 2nd May 8 members met at L.A. Bowl in Ryde for our normal quiet session of bowling.  We had two good games with one of our ladies getting a score of 154.  (We will keep the name secret for now as this could be our highest score at the end of the year.)  We all wish we could bowl that well, but it doesn’t matter because we all have a lot of fun, a laugh and a lovely cup of something at half time  –  the hot chocolate is delicious!!

Anyone who would like to join us is welcome.  Our next games will be on Wednesday 6th June at 10am.

Sylvia Poulten 


The last Tea & Chat was held on Friday  20th April at “Fernleigh”, the home of President , Dorothy Maskell.  Nine members had a good old chat and many laughs.  The conversations  covered a wide range of topics, as ladies do, and included the buying and wearing of ladies unmentionables!!!  

Dorothy, who loves the opportunity for cooking and baking had made Welsh Cakes, Yum Yum Biscuits (Christine Tipple’s recipe) and a newly tried Sticky Honey, Almond and Banana Cake.

Tea & Chat is a good time to get to know other members better in a relaxed and happy atmosphere.

Dorothy Maskell


Just to point out that the Creekside Amble is an easy stroll  for members with walking difficulties who would be unable to join in the Ramble.  In April everyone met up at my house for coffee before filling up the cars and  going to Bembridge for a nice flat surface walk, followed by an  enjoyable snack lunch. The next amble will be on May 8th.

Jenny Goodall

St Georges Day


In true W I tradition we at Creekside WI spent a delightful afternoon celebrating St Georges day. We enjoyed platefuls of sandwiches’ along with scones and cream made by the committee and fairy cakes decorated with a red cross for St George made by our President Dorothy. A quiz was followed by a rousing chorus of great British songs; Mary Lashmar played the piano for us.

St Georges Day
St Georges Day

Craft Club

Craft and coffee morning at Mary Lashmar’s in March was enjoyed by all. More talk than work, but some knitting and embroidery was done. I did a demonstration on how to make a necklace with small beads and crochet cotton, which they all liked. Looking forward to a meeting in April.

Gloria Rolfe

Lunch Club

Once again the lunch club had a very enjoyable time this month at Table Table, Seaclose Park. The food was excellent and there was plenty of chat and laughter. My sister, Jean, from the mainland, joined us and was made very welcome by all the members.  Everyone was was keen to know where the next venue was, and I am thinking of a Chinese meal for April and the Propeller Inn for May, but watch this space.

Maureen Turner