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Proposed Bridge Strengthening Works
Due to the flooding and the installation of temporary traffic lights, which are causing long delays at Earith Bridge the decision has been taken to delay works by 1 week. Main works will now begin on 10th February 2014.
On October 10th Bluntisham and Colne WI were proud hosts of the group meeting for WIs in our area. In all about 60 ladies attended to hear our speaker Kevin Baldwin give us a superb evening of laughter regaling us with stories of his time as a guardsman in the Household Cavalry. Kevin was an experienced after dinner speaker, and it showed. Indeed if laughter is the secret of a long life, then the WI ladies are destined to live forever after such a funny evening.
Let's hope we can call him back again another time with more hilarious stories...we could all do with a good laugh from time to time.
Well done Mr Baldwin!
Last night we had a visit from the John Lewis Partnership and had a great evening listening to the light hearted delivery of Russell our speaker from the menswear department. We heard about the history of the Partnership and how that relates to the group and its employees today, and heard news of new stores opening soon, along with intended refurbishments locally. There were several unexpected snippets of its history which took us all by surprise and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to the partnership for their donation of a large gift voucher into the raffle for the evening.
We all had a wonderful evening for our Garden Party this year which was held in the lovely garden of one of our members. Blessed with sunshine, food and Pimms aplenty, or soft drinks as required, everyone had a fun evening chatting and relaxing in this lovely garden. Lots of lucky ladies went home with raffle prizes to round off the event....already looking forward to next year!
(For photos see our facebook page)
Our next event will be a speaker from the John Lewis Partnership, and will be held back at the Village Hall on September 5th.
The latest information given today is that the High Street will now be closed on the 23rd August, for the Surface Dressing.
The High Street will be closed between the 31/07/13 and 13/08/13 for surface dressing. The closure will only be for the time of the actual works and is planned for during the school holidays. It will be access only when the works are in progress and there will be a diversion route set up.
Colne Baby and Toddler Group summer party will be held during the last session before the summer holidays on 19th July. 9.30 - 11.30am. Bouncy Castle. Bring a plate of food, we will supply the drinks.
We all had a good time and a lot of laughter at the WI meeting for July.
We had a very entertaining night courtesy of a very accomplished clog dancing 'side' and their band from Northampton. After some initial demonstrations some brave souls agreed to get up and strut their stuff....well done those girls!
Afterwards we were shown the types of clog, including a tiny child's pair of clogs, and given some of the history behind the tradition, and its relation to morris and also molly dancing.
We certainly enjoyed ourselves.....a video has been uploaded to our facebook page if you would like to see. (facebook.com/theWIBluntishamandColne)
Our June meeting was an afternoon outing to Johnson's Butchers. We were lucky to have fabulous sunshine for our guided tour and many of us found the visit to the crocodile enclosure both scary and informative...... we were informed of the conservation and breeding programmes ensuring the future for rare breeds, and on the tour you can see various unusual animals for a British Farm. The family aim to be the best at what they do and are therefore proud to show you how they prepare the food including many items which are by-products of their work..like tubs of brawn for instance.
When the tour was finished we all retreated to the covered courtyard where we had tea and beautiful freshly baked scones with jam and cream.
The shop is stocked with superb gift items and country clothing, all manner of sauces, jams, and liqueurs, and not forgetting the butchers with huge choice of fresh cuts prepared on the premises, and a great variety of sausages. If you so desired you could buy zebra meat, venison burgers, crocodile medallions... the choice here is huge... For families there is a children's play area with parrots and views of the animals in their fields. Obviously the crocodiles are kept in a warm building with restricted access, but children can still see them through the large windows. I would definitely recommend a visit...and I look forward to trying my Cambridge sausages for tea....