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Trish Handsley

TRUSTEE
MEMBER OF CREATIVE ACTIVITIES SUB COMMITTEE

I became a member of WI and President of Newbold Pacey & Ashorne WI on the same day in November 2014 – in at the deep end and no mistake and I wasn’t even in the country when it happened!  I hadn’t meant to join the WI:  I didn’t feel I needed any more commitments.  But I’d heard the WI was going to close after 95 years if they couldn’t get a committee and it seemed such a shame for a village institution to disappear.

In the past six years as President, I’ve learned a lot about the WI and myself.  I’ve enjoyed serving on the Creative Activities Sub Committee – organising craft workshops we hope will appeal to lots of Federation members.  I’ve become a WI convert, advocate and enthusiast.  Our WI has thrived, celebrated our centenary, adapted to new technology and become much more outward looking.  I’ve now handed over the President’s baton and am enjoying my role as WI secretary.

I love WI for the opportunities it provides in a supportive environment: learning new skills, hearing what other WIs are up to, making new friends, working as a team, being part of something huge that offers so much to women of all ages in all walks of life.  Life is definitely for living and every day is a school day.

My other interests include gardening/allotmenteering, knitting/sewing – any crafts really, walking, reading, baking, marmalade/jam making and writing.  I’m married to a very supportive and long-suffering husband, have two married daughters living locally and four lovely grandchildren.

I was honoured to be asked by Anne Bufton-McCoy to join the Board of Trustees as a co-opted member and I look forward to making a contribution and enriching my WI experience at this next level.

October 2021

Willow Workshop – 8th Oct 10am

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne
Warwick, CV35 9DR United Kingdom
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£27.50

Make a Willow Plant Support Learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft from country craftsman, Bert Manton and make your own willow plant support – great for sweet peas, runner beans and anything else that climbs … except children! Where – Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne, Warwick, CV35 9DR 8th Oct 21 10am Open to – Members Only Cost - £27.50 (including all materials) Organiser – Trish Handsley 01926 651978 Please contact your WI Secretary to book (Secretaries –…

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Willow Workshop – 8th Oct 1pm

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne
Warwick, CV35 9DR United Kingdom
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£27.50

Make a Willow Plant Support Learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft from country craftsman, Bert Manton and make your own willow plant support – great for sweet peas, runner beans and anything else that climbs … except children! Where – Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne, Warwick, CV35 9DR Fri 8th Oct 1pm Open to – Members Only Cost - £27.50 (including all materials) Organiser – Trish Handsley 01926 651978 Please contact your WI Secretary to book (Secretaries –…

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Willow Workshop – 15th Oct 10am

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne
Warwick, CV35 9DR United Kingdom
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£27.50

Make a Willow Plant Support Learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft from country craftsman, Bert Manton and make your own willow plant support – great for sweet peas, runner beans and anything else that climbs … except children! Where – Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne, Warwick, CV35 9DR 15th Oct 21 10am Open to – Members Only Cost - £27.50 (including all materials) Organiser – Trish Handsley 01926 651978 Please contact your WI Secretary to book (Secretaries –…

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Willow Workshop – 15th Oct 1pm

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne
Warwick, CV35 9DR United Kingdom
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£27.50

Make a Willow Plant Support Learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft from country craftsman, Bert Manton and make your own willow plant support – great for sweet peas, runner beans and anything else that climbs … except children! Where – Ashorne Village Hall, Ashorne, Warwick, CV35 9DR Fri 15th Oct 1pm Open to – Members Only Cost - £27.50 (including all materials) Organiser – Trish Handsley 01926 651978 Please contact your WI Secretary to book (Secretaries –…

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