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

Ten Pin Bowling Report

We were small in number in April due to Half Term commitments and holidays but, 6 of us had 2 lovely, if noisy games. The LA Bowl was heaving due to coach loads of senior holiday makers and mums and dads with children on half term. The games were good fun for us and gave our poor old bones and muscles lots of exercise. The highest score this month was Maureen Turner who scored 119 on her first game and 122 on her second.

  • Previous high scores this year are                   January              Mary Lavery      110
  •                                                                    February            Betty Sieler         113
  •                                                                    March                  Linda Sheasby   126
  •                                                                    Tied with             Sylvia Poulten   126
Sylvia Poulten


Creekside W.I. enjoyed an “ON TRIAL” experience last Wednesday when two Magistrates guided us through a mock trial that happens in our courtrooms today. The idea was to help us understand how a magistrate court works and the role of a Magistrate. Various W I members took part the photograph from left to right defending solicitor Christina Hughes accused in the dock President Dorothy Maskel, Usher Lyn Cottrel, Chair Glory Rolfe( winger) Harry Kirby Magistrate Ann Parker ( winger) witness Carol King and Lyn Forster.

FRONT ROW crown prosecutor Pauline Kirby and Legal advisor Sally Exell. Our members were split into groups to discuss guilty or not guilty and after Tea and cake gave their verdict of guilty the punishment given was a community service order. We had a most enjoyable evening and many thanks go to Harry Kirby and Sally Exell our visiting Magistrates.

Prosecuting Solicitor and Legal Adviser (Pauline Kirby and Sally Exell)