Walking has been an integral part of the life of Denstone W.I. for over twenty-five years. The first walks took place on Sunday afternoons and, as now, were always for family and friends.
An annual Christmas walk, held around New Year, used to range far and wide ,with the distance covered being approximately ten to twelve miles. Nowadays , these walks tend to be nearer home, lunch is brought by car and we walk about six to seven miles!
We are fortunate that one of our members’ husbands is a leader for Holiday Friendship and through him we have been able to enjoy short breaks in The Lake District, Shropshire and Llandudno. These mini breaks are extremely enjoyable and sociable and take us to unfamiliar pastures.
For a number of years our walks have taken place during the long summer evenings; they are usually very local but it is amazing to discover what lies on our doorstep. These evenings culminate in a supper which makes all the hard work very worthwhile!
Walking is an activity to be enjoyed by everyone and the members and friends of Denstone W I do that at every opportunity.
Next walk, 28th April
The Craft Club usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1.30pm. All our WI members are very welcome to come along. People who have a particular skill or are willing to share their expertise or ideas are always encouraged. It does not matter if you are an expert or a beginner, or simply wish to meet new friends over a cup of tea or coffee, you are welcome to come along for the experience. Previous examples of our creative ventures have included watercolour painting, ribbon craft, sugar craft, origami, Chinese calligraphy, quilting, knitting poppies and daffodils, learning to crochet, decorative box making, Christmas decorations, knitting plastic bags, mask making, salt dough sculpting, card making, and costume creation.
Come and join us!
We have recently initiated an Activity Club which is aimed at physical activities. We don't have a set day each month when this happens, nor does it take place every month, but rather we arrange the next activity on a day that best suits the individual members who wish to take part. We have, so far, played table tennis, gone ten pin bowling and enjoyed a darts evening.
Next Games evening tbc