Women's Institute

WI June update

As a non-resident of Milverton, let alone a member of the Milverton WI, my only claim to a tiny smidge of authority to write this brief article is being the younger daughter of your current President!

I’m typing this from Barbrook, under very strict supervision from Mummy, the day before she is off for a cataract op at Musgrove. As an ‘outsider’ it’s been wonderful to see and experience first-hand the generosity of affection and strength of community in Milverton. Offers to do shopping, lifts to and from the station and the hospital, kind gifts of delicious treats, and cards popped through the door and telephone calls. Each act of kindness lifts the spirit.

The WI is part of the wide fabric of the community in Milverton, and with the easing of lockdown measures on the very near horizon, it will be wonderful to meet in person once again. The group welcomes new members, and the schedule for further meetings will be available on the notice boards outside the Villages Stores and the Victoria Rooms and this website once confirmed.

Milverton WI plans to relaunch the usual monthly programme of meetings with many interesting speakers to come. In the future our speakers will raise Scam awareness; help us to learn more about antiques and collectables; share a personal view behind the lens of a talented photographer and find out what Christmas day in the workhouse was like. There is lots to look forward to!