Sport & Leisure

Sport & Leisure

Chairman – Veronica Gough Veronica

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

We run a varied programmed in the hope that we cover most interests of our members including Quizzes, darts, bowls, Scrabble and Dominoes, Walks, Golf, Kurling, Keep Fit, and this year we are running a Bridge Drive we also have done Treasure Hunts.

Walking Weekend

Ann Clemett reported that the Walking Weekend had gone well and the committee members who had attend it all agreed that it had been very enjoyable.  This year there were quite a few new walkers on the holiday.  The hotel was excellent and the walks were excellent and much enjoyed.

A group of 36 W I members met up in Keswick where we had a quick lunch before heading off for a bracing walk along the edge of Derwentwater. The weather was dry but extremely windy and we were all glad of many layers of clothing.

On arrival at our Hotel, which was in a lovely position with grounds sloping down to the edge of Derwentwater, we checked into our well appointed rooms and were then welcomed with afternoon tea and cream scones.

Saturday dawned grey, with low cloud partially obscuring the views and drizzly rain. However, not at all daunted, we set off, after a hearty breakfast. Half of our group chose to take an easier walk, led by Ann Clemett and Jill Beavan, while the remainder tackled a more taxing walk of about 6 miles, led by Anne Shakeshaft, past a waterfall in full spate and over rocky paths, running with water, to Watendleath where we stopped for a lunch break. Refreshed, we returned to our starting point with another short incline,some very boggy areas and steep rocky paths passing the Bowder Stone( an enormous erratic stone left by the ice age standing on a point). During the afternoon the weather greatly improved, the sun came out and was very warm and the views were magnificent.The afternoon was rounded off with tea and cake and after our evening meal we enjoyed a short entertainment provided by some of our members.  Sunday was a beautiful day and the morning was spent enjoying a circular walk, led by Margaret Atherton, round the foot of Catbells to Braithwaite and over very muddy fields back to the hotel. The weekend was a friendly and enjoyable time spent getting to know new people and renewing aquaintances, with excellent accommodation, plenty of good food and wonderful scenery and thanks must be extended to all the people who helped with all the organisation.

Brenda Cunnington  – Neston Riverside

Netball England and the WI This exciting national partnership will bring the opportunity for WIs across the country to join in with Walking Netball; a wonderful game designed at a walking pace so that anyone can play it, regardless of age or fitness level. To help make this partnership a success, we have applied for government funding to make Walking Netball available to any WI that is interested.

To find out a bit more about Walking Netball and hear from some of the ladies who are already involved, please visit

If you would like to register your interest in being a part of this exciting new partnership, then please email Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit.

County Walks  TreasureHunt

WI County Walk. Wednesday 26th April. 10.00 for 10.30 am. start.

Starting and finishing from Grasslands Nursery, Free Green Lane, Lower Peover. WA16 9QY. Good parking.

Directions to find the nursery are on their web site:-

Toilets and a cafe are on site at Grasslands, but please bring a packed lunch.

5/6 mile walk over mixed terrain, lanes, woodland tracks and fields.
Some styles are to be negotiated.

Please contact Glynis Knott 01565 72 3255 or 07770780736 or
Nerys Bradford 01565 72 2800

Looking forward to a bright sunny day, fingers crossed.

Glynis and Nerys


Fun Day 2016

On an overcast day 36 bowlers arrived at Lostock Club. The weather improved and all the bowlers had a lovely time and enjoyed the sunshine. Quite a few commented that  it was fun to play with people whom they had not met before.

The winners were Joan Mansell   (Halton Village) and Lyn Tucker (Hartford) with 30 pts from joint runners up Janet Featonby (Antrobus) and Sandra Sproston (Hartford) and Jane Liggins (Whitegate) and Vera Bentley (Holmes Chapel) both with 27 pts.

Their certificates were presented by Mary Hignett (Vice Chairman).

May thanks go to Ann Clemett and Jill Beavan for all the hard work they put in arranging this tournament.  Thanks also to Lyn Worrall and Gill Fuller for their help on the day.

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On a cloudy but dry day we assembled at Lostock Club in Northwich. Unfortunately there were only seven teams as one had to withdraw at the last minute. With the availability of two greens we were hoping to speed up the proceedings. After some very close games we had our two finalists:- Over Alderley and Birtles and Smallwood. Then a very close match ensued. Smallwood ended up as the winners by one point from Over Alderley and Birtles. Well done both teams!!

My thanks go to Ann Clemett and her two Referees, Jean Wilkinson and Enid Cheshire  whose help was invaluable.

Veronica Gough

Charirman Sport and Leisure Sub Committee


The 10 heats were held around the county and the top two teams from each heat went through to the final together with the highest placed loser.

21 Teams contested the Quiz Final on Friday 7th April at Comberbach. A very good atmosphere was apparent in the hall and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The eventual winners were Wallasey with 69 pts with Neston Riverside the runners up with 68 pts. Third were The Heatons with 67 pts. A very close run finish.

Congratulations to all the teams who took part

My thanks go to Jean Harding for acting as quiz master and to Jill Beavan Ann Clemett Diane Coulton andJudith Kennedy for their help on the night and especially Jill Bevan for all  the organisation. Thanks also to the ladies of Comberbach for the very welcome refreshments

Veronica Gough

Chairman Sport and Leisure


Wis can arrange the loan of a Kurling set from WI House in Chester.

Aldersey & Coddington used the set for their entertainment at the Christmas party on 4th December

Enjoying a game of Kurling

Members of Aldersey & Coddington WI enjoying a game of Kurling

Cycling Group

We had an enjoyable cycle ride around Delamere Forest this afternoon.

It was very busy initially when all trails and paths use the same route, but soon we hit the ‘white’ cycle route which we had pretty much to ourselves. Gwen took us ‘off piste’ as we encountered a diversion, because we didn’t really want to take a shortened route back to base, and the crowds.  This took us on a picturesque route around the far side of the mere, so it was well worth doing.

Gwen took a few photos, which we’ll forward on to you in due course.

Naturally, we ended up in a café for tea, ice cream and cake!

Gwen took the photos.

Anne Hall

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Dear All

We were so lucky with the weather for our cycle ride.  After the pouring rain over night and earlier on the morning of the ride, the day brightened up well.

Thank you Gwen for steering us through Anderton Nature Park.  Hope you enjoyed you’re extended ride around the flashes after we’d finished, and that you Middlewich girls got home OK.  Viv enjoyed the ride very much. Thank you all for being understanding with her.

Future Cycle Rides

The dates that we agreed in April for rides in 2017 are:

Friday 10th March – Gwen is organising this, maybe around Jodrell Bank

Saturday 22nd April

Tuesday 27th June

Saturday 12th August

Monday 16th October

We’re also going to meet up, minus bikes, in January to have coffee & cake/lunch/afternoon tea or some such.  Some prefer daytime and some evening, but maybe a compromise might be daytime at a weekend?  We’ll just have to e-mail each other in the new year to make a firm arrangement.

Happy cycling!





The Darts Final took place at Lostock Club on Tuesday 14th March. Twelve teams took part in the Quarter Finals and some very close games ensued. The final was between Goostrey and Warmingham and after some close calls the eventual winners were Goostrey.

The cup and the shields for the runners up were presented by Jean Harding our Federation Chairman.

A very pleasant evening was had by all who took part. My thanks go to Ann Clemett for organising the whole tournament and also to Jill Bevan, Lyn Worrell, Ann Shakeshaft and Pam Adlington for acting as scorers and overseeing all the games.

Thanks to all those who took part.

Veronica Gough
Chairman Sport and Leisure sub Committee


Scrabble and Dominoes


54 ladies gathered at Tarvin Comminity Centre to play Scrabble and Dominoes. There was a lot of good natured banter during the evening. Thanks to Jill Bevan and Lyn Worral for making up the numbers in the Dominoes. The winner of the Scrabble was Christine Smith of Willaston (Nantwich) and the runner up was Jan Warnes also of Willaston (Nantwich). The Dominoes was won equally between Celia Royston and Lynne Maher both of Warmingham with the runner up was Annita Grunner of Worleston. My thanks to Jill Bevan for organising the event and to Ann Clemett, Ann Shakeshaaft and Lyn Worral for helping. My thanks also to our Chairman for helping with the raffle and presenting the certificates at the end of the evening. A big thank you to the ladied of Tarvin for providing a very welcome cup of tea and biscuits at the interval.

Veronica Gough

Chairmen Sport and Leisure



The Golf Day will take place on September 22nd this year and the cost will be £19.00 Please apply giving your name W I and current handicap to W I House 11 White Friars Chester CW1 1NZ by the 1st September. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Golf Tournament 2016

On a beautiful sunny morning 18 golfers gathered to play. Jenny Moore very generously volunteered to mark the card for the two golfers without partners.

All said how much they had enjoyed the course. The runners up with 40 points each were Lynne Smith and Jane Weston from Ollerton and Marthall on a tie with Sheila Thompson and Hazel Appleton from Glazebury. The winners with 44 points were Chris Bunting and Ruth Crichton from Haslington. Well done to all the winners. My thanks to Jean Harding (Chairman) for coming to present the trophies and to Jenny Moore for all her hard work behind the scenes. Hope to see you all next year on 22nd September 2017.

Veronica Gough

Chairman Sport and Leisure

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