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Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Burton Overy WI

The Burton Overy Women's Institute meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Locations of the meetings vary.

In May, we were informed that the two resolutions to be taken to the AGM in Liverpool were on Alleviating Loneliness and Plastic Soup (pollution of the oceans). A collective vote passed both resolutions unanimously. Quizzes were organised by Pauline Wells and refreshments followed.

At the June meeting representatives from Boots Cosmetics talked about the help cosmetics could give to ladies undergoing chemotherapy. Alison Tasker received a facial make-over, others enjoyed a soothing hand massage.

On a wet day in July, members enjoyed a brief look round the gardens at Coton Manor between showers, followed by an excellent tea.

In August there was a bring and share meal at the home of President Margaret Pollard. Jean Brown won the raffle for the painting donated by artist Ray Riley at the April meeting.

September started with the Village Show. Prizes for the WI section were
awarded as follows:
Craft Thimble. Beryl Connolly
Cookery spoon. Mary Parker
Flower goblet. Anne Bloor
Aggregate cup. Beryl Connolly

At the September meeting the speaker was Moira Bartlett who gave an interesting talk on improving care for women in Ghana.

At the start of the October meeting Graham Thompson took a group photograph of us ahead of our celebrating next year 100 years since the Institute was formed in Burton Overy in 1918. After that we had a Crafts for Christmas evening organised by Jane Chandler and Beryl Connolly. Thank you both for a good evening.

November will be the AGM and in December we hope to enter a tree in the Village Christmas Tree Festival.

Burton Overy WI

Burton Overy WI

Margaret Pollard

0116 259 2406

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women's Institutes

Grand Rally Choral Singing Competition

Certificate of merit awarded to Burton Overy

October 23rd 1923

(Certificate hangs in Burton Overy Village Hall)