We hold social and fundraising events throughout the year
Saturday 12 December 2020 the committee assembled at St Andrew’s Church to hand out cyclamen, Christmas cards and mince pies to members. It was lovely to see so many members and have a good, socially distant, chat.
6 August 2020 - our first socially distancing gathering. What a good catch-up we all had
Tuesday 17 March 2020, walk at Babraham, warm enough to take our jackets off.
5 March 2020 - our birthday meeting was a jolly event. We had cake and prosecco to celebrate and our longest standing member, Kay Coe, cut the cake along with our President, Liz Hodgkins. We also had a 'secret' raffle in aid of Associated Country Women of the World.
6 February 2020 - the first meeting of the year and we celebrated our Centenary by wearing hats and looking back at our history
5 December 2019, Members of Stapleford Women's Institute
December 2019, Christmas Tree Festival at St Andrew's Church, Stapleford - Stapleford WI's Christmas Tree
24 October 2019 walk round Hinxton Wetlands
31 August 2019 we had a World Entree evening at the Johnson Hall where members enjoyed starters from around the world.
4 August 2019 - Annual WI BBQ in the garden of Tony Smith
1 August 2019 - our speaker, Elaine McGregor talked about music therapy and we made beautiful music...!
19 July 2019 - beautiful walk through Hinxton Wetlands
22 June 2019, Stapleford Village Show hoopla
Thursday 6 June 2019 the entries for the Janet Smith Rose Bowl - flowers in a jam jar. The President, Liz Hodgkins, presenting the winner, Margret French, with the Rose Bowl.
Friday 12 April 2019, beautiful sunny day and 15 members and one husband picked litter from the streets of Stapleford
Thursday 28 March 2019, 14 members enjoyed a glorious walk in Grantchester, followed by lunch at the Red Lion. What a great social occasion. We resisted a visit to the Cambridge Distillary..!
7 February 2019 our speakers Miles Nicholas and Charles Bradford from the Gog Magog Farm Shop and Liz Hodgkins
Enjoying our December 2018 meeting where we were entertained by The Firebirds, Barbershop Quartet
Coton Nature Reserve was the location for our walk on a beautiful warm and sunny day - 27 September 2018
Saturday 8 September we held a Back to School Pudding Evening at the newly refurbished Johnson Hall. We had Manchester Tart, Chocolate Puddle Pudding, Spotted Dick, Eve's Pudding, Apple Crumble, Jelly and Evaporated Milk and Bakewell Tart, with lashings of cream and custard - and Prosecco.
Thursday 28 June 2018 our favourite walk round Trumpington Meadows Common. For a change, it was hot, hot hot
23 June 2018 Stapleford WI Mug Tombola stall at the Stapleford Village Weekend event. Members filled 154 mugs with assorted delights.
Good start to 2018 with a merry band of walkers hitting the streets of Cambridge on a lovely sunny 23 January. The unusual gates are at the back of the cricket ground Fenners.
2 November 2017 our harvest celebration was enjoyed by our Members. Yvonne Allison won the Produce Cup for her delicious Bakewell Tart.
27 October 2017 was a beautiful sunny morning for collecting litter from the streets of Stapleford, followed by coffee and cake at a nearby Member's home.
18 September 2017 we walked along the River Cam at Clayhithe. The weather was perfect, for a change!
2 September 2017 was our Safari Supper and what a good evening it was
12 August 2017 - WI BBQ in Tony Smith's garden
Stapleford Village Weekend. The WI hosted the Sunday 25 June 2017 evening. Music was provided by the popular Djangophonix and the WI provided delicious salads, ham and of course desserts. A fun evening was had by all.
WI Walk at Trumpington Commons Country Park on Tuesday 9 May 2017. Lovely walk and not a drop of rain..! Lots of wood carvings and thousands of brown tail moth caterpillars.
WI Walk at Barton 22 March 2017. Well, it started off dry but we ended in the wet, as you can see.
WI walk on 10 January 2017. Two photos to almost get everyone in on Garret Hostel Lane Bridge
December meeting with Members enjoying a glass of prosecco, festive food and entertained by Lost in Translation
Harvest Supper, 3 November 2016
Lead by Janet Latimer, Stapleford WI has participated in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Living Memory project, which remembers the 'forgotten front' - the 300,000 war graves and commemorations right here in the UK. These are the before and after photos of the grave of Ada Sillitoe, who was in the Women's Royal Air Force and died on 8 November 1918. Ada is buried in St Mary's church in Great Shelford.
After the long, hot, summer, on 16 September 2016 the walking group is still smiling in spite of the inclement weather. We did a short stroll around Trumpington Meadows Country Park and Byron's Pool. We are planning to return in the spring.
Stapleford WI have been knitting 'twiddlemuffs'. So far over 100 have been delivered to Addenbrookes Hospital. This is the latest batch to be delivered.
Lovely, warm, walk at Anglesey Abbey, lead by Member Rose Humberstone, who is a volunteer gardener at the Abbey. Check out Mary and Janet trying out the new 'Sky Garden'.
In April 2016, Alison Giles from the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, gave us an introduction to the First World War. Members were persuaded to model the hats.
Stapleford WI President, Liz Hodgkins, presenting Nick Pett, Chairman of Stapleford Parish Council, with a cheque towards the village defibrillator.
We've now knitted over 100 'Twiddlemuffs' for the dementia ward at Addenbrookes Hospital
Circular walk from Saffron Walden through Audley End Park on a crisp March morning.
Another litter picking outing. This time it was 'Clean for the Queen' on 5 March 2016. It actually snowed just before we set out. Don't we look cold, but at least we have our own hi-vis vests.
In March 2016, Helen and Alison, sisters who own the beauty salon Waterlilies demonstrated make-up techniques on Jennifer Jones. Waterlillies have been in Stapleford for 10 years. Jennifer was transformed before our eyes.
Fundraising evening, held at the Pavilion in Stapleford. A fashion show by Goldings of Newmarket, with 50% of funds raised going towards a defibrillator for the village.
The walking group membership is growing and on a bright, freezing cold day in January 2016 we did a circular walk in North Cambridge.
WI Members who served the teas at the Nachingwea Christmas Fair held at Great Shelford Memorial Hall on 5 December 2015
At our December 2015 meeting we did line dancing - with mixed results. Not quite all in time with the instructor...!
The happy committee at our November meeting, when we said goodbye to Lynne Barrass who was moving to Norfolk.
21 September 2015 and the walking group are off rambling again. This time a lovely circular walk from Barrington via Shepreth and Meldreth.
On a sunny 19 September 2015, we picked litter from Stapleford streets
Don't be shocked - our September 2015 speaker was Chris Clark who told us about theatrical make-up. Don't they look a fine bunch?
The walking group on a sunny day on 20 July 2015 walking from Fen Ditton along the river to Bait Bites Lock then back to Fen Ditton via Chesterton. Lovely walk.
At the Stapleford Village Weekend, on 28 June 2015, we did a 'VE Day' themed cream tea for the villagers
The NFWI Centenary Baton did a tour of the county accompanied by CFWI Chairman Sally Kingman. On 30 October 2014 they visited Stapleford WI
Soup Kitchen - October 2014
Seasonal Supper - September 2014
Presenting representatives from Arthur Rank and The OWL Centre
with our fundraising money at our Christmas meeting 2013
with our fundraising money at our Christmas meeting 2013
Harvest Supper 2013
Our entry for the Cooperative Competition at the Fenland Fair
Welcome to a new baby
Wire Knitting at The Three Horseshoes
Finnish Midsummer Party 2013
Summer BBQ June 2012
Harvest Supper November 2012