Claybrooke Mill

Claybrooke Mill

Ullesthorpe WI were the hosts for the Wycliffe Group meeting this month. The speaker was Spencer Craven from Claybrooke Mill . He gave an excellent talk on the history of the Mill from Roman times until now. He told us about the different changes and problems...
Brenda Featherstone

Brenda Featherstone

Our September meeting was looked forward to with eager anticipation … our “speaker” was the fabulous farmhouse cook Brenda Featherstone. We had a wonderful demonstration of several dishes designed to make the most of Harvest produce, from a hearty leek and bacon...
Mad Hats

Mad Hats

Ullesthorpe WI members have had a busy and enjoyable two months.  We spent our July Meeting with our twinned WI in Stretton on Dunsmore . Their speaker was Paul Taberner who had amusing and serious stories of his life as head of the Police CSI Unit. This was...
Roxanne: Belly Dancer

Roxanne: Belly Dancer

At the June meeting Ullesthorpe ladies were entertained by  Roxanne Dinsdale a professional belly dancer from Leicester.  She was excellent, very talented and knowledgeable about the dances, their history and moves. The name “belly dance” is a western term...
Maundy Money (WI)

Maundy Money (WI)

We had an extremely fascinating talk about Maundy Money from Joan Beeson, who was a recipient in Leicester cathedral in 2017. The term derives from the commandment Jesus gave his disciples (‘Mandatum’ in Latin) ‘ that you love one another’. Originally given to...