Sport & Leisure

Sport & Leisure

Chairman – Veronica Gough Veronica

Sport and Leisure Report 2017

Croquet Day

Croquet Day

Croquet Day

Veronica Gough Chairman of Sport and Leisure says of the Croquet day held on Friday 20th July 2018 ‘What a day we had!’   We had two sessions one in the morning and one in the afternoon.   The ladies from Chester Croquet Club could not have been more welcoming and their explanations of the game were so clear.   We also got a short history of the game before choosing a mallet and giving it a go.   It’s not as easy as it looks but great fun was had by all.   My thanks go to Wendy Youd for organising the day.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball

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Scrabble and dominoes

Monday 24th September Scrabble & Dominoes at Tarvin Community Centre

Scrabble and Dominoes winners, Mary Charlesworth, Judith Leech, Sylvia Hulme and Beryl Worrall

Scrabble and Dominoes winners, Mary Charlesworth, Judith Leech, Sylvia Hulme and Beryl Worrall

WI members from 16 WIs met at Tarvin Community Centre to play either scrabble or dominoes. It was a very busy evening with the dominoes players enjoying a chat over the clatter of dominoes, while the Scrabble players studied their boards in a quieter corner of the hall. The winner of the Scrabble was MARY CHARLESWORTH Aston & District and the runner up JUDITH LEECH Swettenham. The dominoes were won by SYLVIA HULME Warmingham & District and the runner up BERYL WORRALL Little Budworth. Thank you to Lyn Worrall, Wendy Youd and Ann Shakeshaft for helping the evening to run smoothly and to the Tarvin WI ladies for providing tea and biscuits in the interval.

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


Bowls Funday

Saturday 28th April Fun Bowls  Day  at Lostock


On a wet and very blustery Monday morning 32 players gathered at Lostock Club to contest the quarter finals. Unfortunately due to the inclement weather we are having we only had the use of one green as the other (needless to say the better one of the two) was waterlogged and therefore dangerous.

However we managed to get the games underway and despite numerous heavy downpours we got to a final.

The two teams contesting the final were Moulton and Bollington Cross and Lowerhouse. After a very close match Moulton ran out winners by two points from Bollington Cross and Lowerhouse. Well done to both teams.

Our Chairman Jean Harding came along to present the trophies. Thank you to all who took part in the bowls tournament.

My thanks go to Ann Clemett and her two referees Angela Grant and Barbara Stamper and to Jean Wilkinson whose help was invaluable.

Veronica Gough

Charirman Sport and Leisure Sub Committee

Quiz 2018

Quiz 2018

Jan, Cath, Vivien and Gill

Jan, Cath, Vivien and Gill

Winners Frodsham WI

the heatons quiz team 2018

Runners Up The Heatons WI

Quiz final held at Comberbach on Friday 23rd March.

19 teams gathered to compete for the cup. After a closely fought contest the eventual winners were Frodsham  and the runners up were The Heatons. A good night was had by all who took part. My Thanks go to the ladies from Comberbach who provided very welcome tea and coffee  also to Jill Bevan for all her organisation and helping to score to our Chairman Jean Harding for reading the questions and to Ann Daughtry Diane Coulton Judith Kennedy and Ann Clemett for scoring and running the raffle.

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

Indoor Bowling


We now have a set of indoor bowls which are available for hire. There are three alternative ways to play this and is suitable to play from a sitting position. The cost of hire is £25.00 with a refundable deposit of £50.00.To hire this please ring W I House.  For any other information please contact Veronica Gough.  Email:

Kind regards


Cycling Group

Cycle ride

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.

County Cycle Ride

On Monday 16th October Seven ladies ignored the treat of a Hurricane Ophelia to take part in the October WI bike ride.  Unfortunately one lady had to turn back due to mechanical issues with her bike.

We cycled a circular route using the quiet lanes between Middlewich and Sandbach picking up the Wheelock Rail Trail and stopping for tea at Miola in Sandbach. From there it was a short ride back to the start in Dragon’s Lane. The weather stayed dry and the sun was an interesting shade of red apparently due to dust from the Sahara, also fires from Spain and Portugal contributed to the colour of the sky. We were glad to get back before the winds really got going.

This was the last of this years’ rides and we will be getting together in January to plan next years’ routes.

Look out on the Website Diary for new dates

Kind Regards

Angela Toms



Twelve teams gathered at Lostock Club on Tuesday 13 March 2018 and after some very close games we finally got our winner.
This year the winners were Huntington with the runners up being Aston and  District. Well done to all those who took part.
My thanks to to Ann Clemett for all the organisation, to Jill Bevan, Lyn Worrell and Ann Shakeshaft for refereeing and to Jean Harding our Chairman for running the raffle and presenting the trophies.

Veronica Gough
Chairman Sport and Leisure sub Committee


The Sport and Leisure Golf Day will take place on Friday 21st September 2018 at Hartford Golf Club. The cost will be £19.00.

Please apply giving your name WI and current handicap to WI House by 16th August enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


Ruth Crichton and Chris Bunting

Chris Bunting and Ruth Crichton

On a lovely autumnal morning 18 golfers from 10 WI’s gathered at Hartford Golf Club.

Unfortunately the weather deteriorated somewhat on the back nine and there was some rain.  However all golfers said they had enjoyed it. There were some very good scores the runners up being Beryl Young and Mary Steele from Woodnoth Cum Shavington with 41 points and the winners were Ruth Crichton and Chris Bunting from Haslington with 44 points.

Well done every one. My thanks to our Chairman Jean Harding for coming to present the trophies and to Jennie Moore for all her hard work. Hope to see you all on 21st September 2018.


All the members who took part in the golf day

Veronica Gough

Chairman Sport and Leisure

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